ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia alum Harris English was named to the United States Ryder Cup Team on Wednesday.
English earned one of Steve Stricker’s captain’s picks for the event, which will take place Sept. 24-26 at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisc. He will be joined on Team USA by Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Cantlay, Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth, Daniel Berger, and Scottie Scheffler.
English is the third Bulldog selected for the Ryder Cup, joining Chip Beck (1989-91-93) and Bubba Watson (2010-12-14-18). English was a four-time All-American for the Bulldogs from 2008-11. He led Georgia to two Southeastern Conference titles and he picked up four collegiate individual victories.
English had a resurgent season in 2020-21. He won the Sentry Tournament of Champions (his first victory since 2014) on an extra hole, then navigated an eight-hole playoff to take the Travelers Championship. He also won the QBE Shootout, an unofficial PGA Tour event, for the third time. English wound up with eight top-10 finishes, including third in the U.S. Open held in September 2020 and fourth in the U.S. Open played in June 2021. He made headlines at last week’s Tour Championship with a first-round hole in one on No. 15.
The Ryder Cup, originally slated for September 2020, was postponed because fans could not be in attendance. The decision was made to keep the event in Wisconsin and, like the Rio Olympics, still will utilize the 2020 signage and logo. Ryder Cup officials said they expect 40,000-45,000 fans per day at Whistling Straits.
English previously represented the United States in the 2011 Walker Cup.