Harris English
Harris English
31-Year-Old Golfer
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2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
After making the playoffs each of his first seven seasons on the PGA Tour, English had his worst season to date in 2018-19. He failed to finish better than a T12 with only three other top-25s. English ranked 16th in SG: Putting, but 151st in SG: Tee-to-green. He certainly has shown he has the game in the past with four seasons earning at least $1.9 million. English will be a dice roll in salary cap formats next season. Read Past Outlooks
Mediocre final round leads to T18
July 26, 2020
English carded a two-under 69 on Sunday at the 3M Open to finish 13-under and tied for 18th.
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English entered the day four shots off-the-pace, but recorded just one birdie on his front-nine to fall out of contention. He did post four birdies on the back-nine, but also had a bogey and a double bogey. He's made three cuts in four events since the Tour's restart, with the three made cuts all leading to top-20 finishes.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Harris English
Majors Value Meter: PGA Championship Rankings
8 days ago
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Yahoo DFS Golf: WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational
11 days ago
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FanDuel PGA: WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational
12 days ago
Billy Horschel has a stellar track record at TPC Southwind, which helps him land a spot among Ryan Andrade's picks to click on FanDuel this week.
DraftKings PGA: WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational
12 days ago
Webb Simpson leads the Tour in one of Len Hochberg's Key Stats at TPC Southwind, and that helps Simpson land a spot among the golfers to target this week on DraftKings.
3M Open Recap: Thompson Takes It Down
13 days ago
It had been a while since Michael Thompson claimed victory, but thanks to a steady string of subpar rounds he took home the title Sunday in Minnesota.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2012
Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Harris English? Believe it or not, a few years ago, English was among a group of young elite golfers on the PGA Tour that were destined for greatness. While many from that group have taken their games to the next level, English has actually regressed in recent years. English peaked in 2014 when he earned almost $3 million, but his numbers have fallen off since then. The past two years have seen a dramatic drop-off from his peak of 2014 as he's failed to even crack the $1 million mark. English now has four solid seasons under his belt and two less than stellar seasons. The problem is, those two subpar seasons are his two most recent. While English has a higher ceiling than most golfers who finish around 125th on the FedEx list, there aren't any indications that he's about to find his old form again. As such, English is a just a decent salary cap option this season.
English had a productive rookie season in 2012 and he was very productive in the years that followed, but for some reason, his play regressed last season. It was English's first sub-$1 million season since becoming a full-time member in 2012. English's season started well, with a top-5 at the Shriners, but he was unable to get much done in 2017. English has never been accurate off the tee, but last season was a new low as he ranked 186th on the PGA Tour. He'll need to address that and if he improves just a little, it could result in a big uptick in earnings. As such, he's worth a long look in salary cap leagues this season.
English has been on the PGA Tour for five years and in that time, he's never fallen below the $1 million mark in earnings. He's been extremely consistent on the PGA Tour, with two wins, two runner-ups and two third-place finishes. English peaked in 2014, when he nearly topped $3 million in earnings, but he's fallen-off that pace the past two seasons. The question entering this season is, will be continue his recent trajectory and remain near the $2 million mark or will be bounce-back to his 2014 form. It's a bit of a risk at this price, but English looks like a perfect bounce-back candidate this season and as such, he makes a pretty good salary cap option this year. In drafts, he should go in the fourth or fifth round.
English is certainly on the way up in his career, the question is, how high can he go? He started fast on the PGA Tour three years ago when he topped the $1 million mark in his first season. He followed that up with a very nice sophomore campaign where he earned over $2 million. He couldn't quite crack the $3 million mark in his third season, but he came close. We know he's good, but can he keep up this trend? Maybe the better question is, is there any reason he'll regress this year? The answer is no. As such, he's a high-risk/high-reward salary cap option this year. In drafts he could go as early as the 2nd round.
English took a step up in class last year when he won the St. Jude Classic and topped the $2 million dollar mark, but for fantasy purposes, this could be a case where he set the bar too high. On a positive note, he's already picked up a win in the 2013-2014 portion of the schedule, so perhaps he's ascending to the next level. Whatever the case, he's probably priced a little too high for salary cap consideration. In draft leagues he should probably go in the 25-35 range.
English didn't exactly make a splash during his rookie season on the PGA TOUR, but he did show a lot of consistency, especially for a first-year player. English teed it up 27 times last year and missed only five cuts. Although he only cracked the top 5 once last season, he posted 10 top-25 finishes. The future appears bright for English, and at his price, he's probably worth a shot in salary cap leagues. In draft leagues, he should probably go in the sixth or seventh round.
For those keeping track, English enters the PGA TOUR just six spots behind Briny Baird on the Official World Golf Ranking list. So how did a rookie even find himself on this list? Well, Harris won his third start on the Nationwide Tour last season - as an amateur He turned pro just after that victory and had more success, including a runner-up finish and a third-place finish. In all, he had three Top-3s in only seven starts. English looks like a quality player and has the potential to do some damage on the PGA Tour this season.
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Adds another top-20
July 21, 2020
English fired an even-par 72 on Sunday at the Memorial Tournament to finish one-over and tied for 13th.
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In field for Memorial Tournament
July 10, 2020
English (illness) is listed in the player field for next week's Memorial Tournament.
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WDs due to positive COVID-19 test
Illness
June 29, 2020
English was forced to withdraw from the this week's Rocket Mortgage Classic after testing positive for COVID-19.
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Sitting out Rocket Mortgage Classic
Undisclosed
June 29, 2020
English withdrew Monday from this week's Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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Fourth top-20 in 2020
June 22, 2020
English carded a seven-under 64 on Sunday at the RBC Heritage to finish 15-under and tied for 17th.
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