Harry Hall's fiance, Jordan Haines, left, and Mikenzi McInerney, wife of Hall's caddie, A.J., get ready for the third round Saturday.
At first glance, the final pairing on Saturday might seem a bit lacking in star power. There’s Harry Hall, the PGA Tour rookie and surprise leader, in his stylish Hogan hat and facial hair. Even avid golf fans had probably never heard of him before he cruised around Colonial in 12-under for the first two days. And then there’s Harris English, the four-time winner and Georgia Bulldog, who definitely flies below the radar of the Rickie Fowlers and Scottie Schefflers on Tour.
But look a little closer, and you’ll find plenty of reasons to be wild about the Harrys.
Harry Hall, 25, is an Englishman and Cornwall native (that means he has Cornish game, right?).
Harris English, 33, is an American and Valdosta, Ga., native who starred for the Bulldogs.
Speaking of dogs, Harry Hall and his fiancé have an Instagram account for their two adorable pups, Buster and Beans, micro and teacup golden doodles. Buster and Beans made the trip to Fort Worth with the couple, who plan to marry in December.
Harris English made a hole-in-one Friday on No. 8, prompting a rare show of emotion from the stoic pro who is on the comeback trail following hip surgery. If he can win, it certainly would be an “underdawg” story.
Harry Hall played collegiate golf at UNLV with his caddie, A.J. McInerney, who has helped keep him focused this week. A.J.’s wife, Mikenzie, and Harry’s fiancé, Jordan Haines, were in the gallery following the leaders, who teed off around 1 p.m. Saturday.
Harry Hall is also a big Chris Stapleton fan and admires the singer’s individuality. He said one his top goals for the rest of 2023 is to “be Harry Hall as good as Chris Stapleton is Chris Stapleton.”
We’ll drink a shot of Tennessee Whiskey to that. Cheers to the Harrys!