Weekly Recap: There's Your Ancer

Weekly Recap: There's Your Ancer

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There is no greater connection between golf and water than at the 17th hole of TPC Sawgrass with the famed island green. But when talking about an entire course, nothing compares to TPC Southwind. And that was on full display on Sunday during the final round of the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.

Harris English was cruising to a wire-to-wire victory – and in all likelihood a Ryder Cup berth – when he found the water not once, but twice on the back nine, bringing a half-dozen golfers back into the mix, eventually resulting in a three-man playoff – one that did not include English.

Abraham Ancer, Sam Burns and Hideki Matsuyama were the biggest beneficiaries, after beginning the day four, eight and nine shots back of English, respectively.

Ancer was the biggest winner of all, making his first PGA Tour title a big one by claiming the WGC with a birdie on the second playoff hole. It was heartbreak for Matsuyama, who lipped out from 20 feet for the win on the first playoff hole, and Burns, who lipped out from about five feet to extend the playoff.

Bryson DeChambeau, paired with English in the final group, also contributed two water balls on the back nine on Sunday for what's becoming a regular implosion for him. But no one outdid Si Woo Kim, who hit five straight in the water on No. 11 en route to 10-over 13 (ouch, that'll hurt your handicap).

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Len Hochberg
Len Hochberg has covered golf for RotoWire since 2013. A veteran sports journalist, he was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years. He was named 2020 "DFS Writer of the Year" by the FSWA and was nominated for the same award in 2019.
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