WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational R3

Harris English on course for wire-to-wire win in Tennessee

WGC Fedex-St Jude 2021 R3
August 05-08
TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tennessee
$10,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

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American Harris English carded a bogey free 65 to take the lead at 18-under into the final day at the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational.


WGC Fedex-St Jude 2021 R3

“I love this golf course and I feel like my strategy through the years has really worked out and it’s a lot, it’s very similar to a course I grew up on in south Georgia, so very comfortable with it and looking forward to the challenge tomorrow.”

English started the day with a two shot advantage but was joined in the lead by compatriot Bryson DeChambeau after he signed for a 63 to reach 16-under.


WGC Fedex-St Jude 2021 R3

DeChambeau is back this week after contracting Covid-19 and missing out on the Olympic Games in Tokyo. He’s dropped a few pounds and lost some clubhead speed but is seemingly not suffering any lingering effects and is 12th in the field in driving accuracy.

“Not much, just a little lower ball speed. But I’ll get that back real quickly. It’s honestly kind of helped me this week hit it in the fairway, I don’t know why.”


WGC Fedex-St Jude 2021 R3

English produced birdies at the 16th and 17th to regain his lead and move one step closer to a wire-to-wire victory.

A victory on Sunday would be his first on the European Tour and he would become the fourth wire-to-wire winner this season following Bernd Wiesberger, Lucas Herbert and Nacho Elvira.

“There’s a lot of good players behind me and my goal is just stick to my strategy and execute and whatever happens, happens,” said English. “I can’t control what everybody else is doing.”


WGC Fedex-St Jude 2021 R3

Cameron Smith of Australia carded a 65 to keep a share of second place alongside DeChambeau while Mexico’s Abraham Ancer who was tied in second with him overnight signed for a 67 and slipped into fourth place at 14-under.

England’s Ian Poulter closed with five birdies and two bogeys for a 67 and is tied in fifth place alongside American Scottie Scheffler at 13-under.

WGC Fedex-St Jude 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Harris English
-18
62
65
65
192
T2
Bryson DeChambeau
-16
65
66
63
194
T2
Cameron Smith
-16
67
62
65
194
4
Abraham Ancer
-14
67
62
67
196
T5
Ian Poulter
-13
64
66
67
197
T5
Scottie Scheffler
-13
65
65
67
197
T7
Paul Casey
-11
68
66
65
199
T7
Dustin Johnson
-11
69
65
65
199
T7
Louis Oosthuizen
-11
67
64
68
199
T7
Will Zalatoris
-11
66
66
67
199
T11
Daniel Berger
-10
66
67
67
200
T11
Sam Burns
-10
66
64
70
200
T11
Tyrrell Hatton
-10
67
68
65
200
T14
Billy Horschel
-9
68
67
66
201
T14
Hideki Matsuyama
-9
68
69
64
201
16
Ryan Palmer
-8
70
64
68
202
T17
Tony Finau
-7
69
65
69
203
T17
Sergio Garcia
-7
70
68
65
203
T17
Jason Kokrak
-7
67
68
68
203
T17
Jordan Spieth
-7
71
69
63
203
T17
Justin Thomas
-7
67
67
69
203
T22
Shane Lowry
-6
68
69
67
204
T22
Robert MacIntyre
-6
69
67
68
204
T22
Rory McIlroy
-6
72
66
66
204
T25
Corey Conners
-5
67
69
69
205
T25
Jim Herman
-5
64
68
73
205
T25
Garrick Higgo
-5
68
70
67
205
T25
Marc Leishman
-5
65
71
69
205
T25
Phil Mickelson
-5
69
66
70
205
T25
Kevin Na
-5
67
71
67
205
T25
Lee Westwood
-5
67
69
69
205
T32
Brooks Koepka
-4
70
69
67
206
T32
Martin Laird
-4
68
69
69
206
T32
Collin Morikawa
-4
67
71
68
206
T32
Joaquin Niemann
-4
70
68
68
206
T32
Carlos Ortiz
-4
64
69
73
206
T32
Patrick Reed
-4
68
69
69
206
T32
Matthew Wolff
-4
64
70
72
206
T39
Patrick Cantlay
-3
71
67
69
207
T39
Viktor Hovland
-3
73
65
69
207
T39
Sungjae Im
-3
70
70
67
207
T39
Brad Kennedy
-3
67
70
70
207
T39
Justin Rose
-3
69
69
69
207
T44
Cameron Champ
-2
71
72
65
208
T44
Stewart Cink
-2
68
66
74
208
T44
Tommy Fleetwood
-2
69
70
69
208
T44
Brian Harman
-2
70
69
69
208
T44
Max Homa
-2
66
68
74
208
T44
Wade Ormsby
-2
69
71
68
208
T44
Aaron Rai
-2
70
67
71
208
T44
Webb Simpson
-2
71
65
72
208
T44
Robert Streb
-2
71
66
71
208
T53
Matt Fitzpatrick
-1
70
72
67
209
T53
Lucas Herbert
-1
69
70
70
209
T55
Lucas Glover
E
71
73
66
210
T55
Ryosuke Kinoshita
E
74
66
70
210
T55
Kevin Kisner
E
67
72
71
210
T55
Adam Scott
E
74
66
70
210
T59
Matt Jones
+1
69
68
74
211
T59
Victor Perez
+1
71
69
71
211
T61
K.H. Lee
+2
68
74
70
212
T61
Xander Schauffele
+2
69
73
70
212
63
Cam Davis
+3
68
72
73
213
64
Si Woo Kim
+5
70
70
75
215
65
Min Woo Lee
+6
67
75
74
216
66
Wilco Nienaber
+10
76
72
72
220