Charles Schwab Problem: Harris English unfazed by ace, followers shocked

Harris English hit an outstanding shot into the par-3 eighth at Colonial Nation Membership for a hole-in-one, and his response to it was virtually odd. He didn’t act stunned, have fun or actually present any emotion.

English saved chewing on his gum, fastened his divot and moved on to the following gap. This hole-in-one marks his third on tour, per the PGA Tour Communications workforce. The final time English made an ace was within the first spherical of the TOUR Championship on the par-3 fifteenth.

Did his coronary heart fee even rise when the ball went into the outlet? English seems so centered that not even a powerful feat like hitting a hole-in-one phased him. He hit a 9-iron from 170 yards, and it was flushed. The ball bounced as soon as, hit the lip, and dropped into the outlet.

Whereas it wasn’t as a lot of a slam dunk as Michael Block’s on the PGA Championship, it’s nonetheless fairly the accomplishment.

Followers on-line couldn’t consider the dearth of emotion. In spite of everything, most golfers play their whole life with out hitting one.

Colonial is a spot that matches English’s recreation nicely. After firing off a 65 within the first spherical, his momentum continued into Day 2. He has performed nicely at Colonial traditionally, recording two top-5s and a runner-up end to Jordan Spieth in 2016.

English mentioned he loves this golf course and instructed the media after his first spherical that it reminds him of dwelling in South Georgia.

“The doglegs — a placement golf course. You don’t should overpower it,” English mentioned on Thursday. “You form of suppose your method — play chess out right here. I don’t know. It simply form of forces me into some mid-irons, and that’s form of the energy of my recreation. I don’t know what it’s, however I simply take pleasure in it.”