PGA Tournament of Champions 2021: Harris English beats Joaquin Niemann in playoff to end 8-year title drought
English only qualified for the event because of a special one-year invitation to players who reached the 2020 Tour Championship because last season was shortened by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ryan Palmer birdied six of the last seven holes to share the lead with fellow American Harris English after Saturday's third round of the US PGA Tournament of Champions.
Harris English made six birdies in a bogey-free round to stand on 14-under 132 after 36 holes on the par-73 Plantation course at Kapalua, Hawaii.
A two-putt birdie on the par-5 18th tied Justin Thomas with English, whose 65 was highlighted by pitching in for eagle on No. 9.
Patrick Reed had an even-par 70 that gave him a one-shot lead going into a US Open that feels as though it's just getting started.
Dustin Johnson finished with a 30-under par total of 254 at TPC Boston, with Harris English a distant second on 265 after a closing 69.