Submitted by Haley Stafford, Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce
(June 20, 2022) —- The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce will host a Member Breakfast Meeting on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., featuring PGA Tour Professional Harris English, the 2021 Travelers Championship winner. English will visit with Chamber members to discuss his record-breaking win at last year’s tournament, and his plan to defend his title this year. The event will be held at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel, 100 Capital Blvd. in Rocky Hill.
The 33 year old English was born in Valdosta, Georgia, and attended The Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for high school, graduating in 2007. While at Baylor, English won a 2005 Tennessee individual state title, and won four Tennessee team state titles from 2004 to 2007. Committing as a high school junior to the University of Georgia in Athens, English played on the Bulldogs golf team and graduated in 2011 with a business degree. As an amateur, English played in two Nationwide Tour events 2011: the Stadion Athens Classic at UGA in May and the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational in July, which he won. He was only the third amateur to win on the Tour, following Daniel Summerhays in 2007 and Russell Henley in 2011. After playing in the Walker Cup in 2011 in Scotland, English turned professional in September. In December, English earned his PGA Tour card for 2012 by finishing in a tie for 13th at the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament. As a PGA Tour rookie in 2012, English made 22 of 27 cuts with three top ten finishes to keep his tour card. He secured his first victory in 2013, at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis in June. Later in the year, English won for the second time at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, a final round 65 taking him to a four stroke win over Brian Stuard. Harris currently has 4 PGA Tour wins under his belt- the FedEx St. Jude Classic, OHL Classic at Mayakoba, Sentry Tournament of Champions, and most recently, the Travelers Championship in 2021 when English defeated Kramer Hickok in an eight-hole playoff.
For more information, visit www.MiddlesexChamber.com.