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Swing Sequence: Harris English

Keeping it smooth, and still averaging 299.8 yards

April 2014
Swing Sequence: Harris English

Keeping it smooth, and still averaging 299.8 yards

You're looking at the swing of one of the game's emerging stars. At 24, Harris English already has two PGA Tour wins. And he started this season making eight straight cuts. His coach, Mike Taylor, attributes English's success to improvements in his short game and the fact that he averages 4.94 birdies a round (third on tour).

But not to be overlooked is his blend of power and accuracy off the tee. His preferred drive is slightly left to right on a low trajectory. "It's a controlled cut. I'm only swinging at 85 or 90 percent," says English, who stands 6-foot-3. Still, he averages just under 300 yards off the tee, which puts him in the top 25 on tour. And he hits three out of four greens in regulation (10th on tour), a testament to the quality of those drives.

Taylor says it's all about rhythm. "He's very smooth. Amateurs can learn a lot from that. Swing at 80 miles per hour and hit it in the center of the face instead of 100 mph and off the toe."— Ron Kaspriske
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