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Where Does Harris English-Kramer Hickok Eight-Hole Playoff Rank in PGA Tour History?

English and Hickok dueled deep into the evening at the Travelers Championship. And their eight-hole playoff ranks among the longest in Tour history.

Harris English and Kramer Hickok dueled deep into the afternoon Sunday at the 2021 Travelers Championship. After tying in regulation at 13 under par, the players met at the 18th tee to begin a sudden-death playoff that would require a full eight attempts at that same 18th hole before English finally prevailed with a birdie. Hicock made eight straight pars during sudden death.

It was an unexpectedly long and enjoyable end to the tournament, and it also ranks among the longest sudden-death playoffs in PGA Tour history. (The Travelers previously had a seven-hole playoffs in 1961 and 1962 when it was called the Insurance City Open.) In fact, the English-Hickok duel is tied for the second-longest sudden-death playoff in Tour history. Here’s the list:

11 holes – 1949 Motor City Open (Lloyd Mangrum and Cary Middlecoff declared co-champions due to darkness)

8 holes – 2021 Travelers Championship (Harris English defeated Kramer Hickok)

8 holes – 2012 Mayakoba Golf Classic (John Huh defeated Robert Allenby)

8 holes – 1983 Phoenix Open (Bob Gilder defeated Rex Caldwell, Johnny Miller and Mark O’Meara

8 holes – 1981 Quad Cities Open (Dave Barr defeated Woody Blackburn, Frank Conner, Dan Halldorson and Victor Regalado

8 holes – 1978 Greater Milwaukee Open (Lee Elder defeated Lee Trevino)

8 holes – 1965 Azalea Open Invitational (Dick Hart defeated Phil Rodgers)

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Kramer Hickok, Harris English

Hickok (foreground) pushed English (putting) to eight extra holes before English finally prevailed.