MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP/WVLT) — Harris English won the St. Jude Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, birdieing two of the final three holes to hold off Phil Mickelson and Scott Stallings by two strokes.
The 23-year-old former Georgia star in his second year on tour survived a final round where he had six birdies and five bogeys to shoot a 1-under 69. He finished at 12-under 268.
English made a 5-foot birdie putt on No. 16 to tie Stallings for the lead, but Stallings bogeyed No. 18 to give English the lead to himself. English made a 17-foot birdie putt on No. 17, and two-putted No. 18 to pick up the winner's check of $1,026,000.
Stallings started the day four back of third round leader Shawn Stefani, but he shot four-under on the front nine to surge to the lead.
He had a two shot lead thru 14, but he double-bogeyed 15, dropping him back into a tie for first.
Stallings had a 68.