First things first, what an exciting week of golf we have had at TPC Southwind. From start to finish, each day has brought us something new. However, one thing has remained the same, Harris English and his constant battle to keep his place atop the leaderboard.
It hasn’t been easy as at least ten guys or so have fought Harris English for a spot as the sole leader of the 2021 WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational. So far, Harris has held steady and currently leads the field by two strokes at 18 under par.
Harris English had this to say about overcoming adversity and leaving Memphis with a victory:
“Yeah, I really don’t know. There’s a lot of good players behind me and my goal is just stick to my strategy and execute and whatever happens, happens. I can’t control what everybody else is doing. I can’t really put a number out there, but if you play good golf out here, you can shoot 7, 8 under. So who knows what it’s going to take, but I’ve got to keep doing what I’m doing and we’ll see where it is after 18.”
Bryson Dechambeau, and Cameron Smith are breathing down the neck of English by staying within two strokes of the lead. From there, you have eighteen guys within eight strokes of Harris English with the likeness of Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, and Jordan Spieth all right there in the thick of it.
Which leads the golf world to this question, Can Harris English fend off the others and win the 2021 WGC FedEx St. Jude Inventional? Or, will It be somebody from the rest of the field?
Quite honestly, it’s going to be hard for Harris English to go wire to wire and close out with a win on Sunday, it’s only been done two other times in tournament history. The last wire to wire winner on the PGA Tour was Nick Taylor who won at Pebble Beach back in 2020.
If anybody is likely to upend English it’s Bryson DeChambeau who has a cumulative score of 12 under par on the back nine, and a 4 under on the front side of the course. What makes Sunday even more interesting, is the final pairing group of Bryson DeChambeau and Harris English.
Sunday’s championship round will likely come down to the back nine, especially starting on the Par 3, 11th hole that is surrounded by water. In years past, this hole has decided champions and have shattered the dreams of so many. Whoever makes it past that stretch of the 11th hole through the 16th will likely decide who goes home a champion.
Championship Sunday will be an insane day at TPC Southwind, all the action gets underway at 7:25 in the morning before the leaders tee off at 1:00.