Harris English of the USA produced a superb final round of 65 to win the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Mexico by four strokes over his countryman Brian Stuard. It was a second PGA Tour victory for the 24-year-old.

English moved into contention for the win in the rain-delayed tournament with a scintillating second round of 62. That score was posted on Saturday morning and he was unable to complete the front nine of his third round by close of play on Saturday.

On Sunday, English finished his third round with a 68 to sit one stroke behind Sweden’s Robert Karlsson. But the 44-year-old Swede struggled through the last round and eventually carded a 72 to end the week in a tie for sixth.

“I’ve been struggling with the long shots,” said Karlsson. “Usually you get found out sooner or later.”

English started unpromisingly with a bogey on the second hole of round four, but he found his form and made seven birdies over an 11-hole stretch between the 3rd and 13th holes. That gave him a comfortable cushion and he cruised in to take the title.

“It’s my first time at Mayakoba,” he said. “It’s such a great tournament and I had a great time this week.”

English, who won the FedEx St Jude Classic in June joins Rory McIlroy as the only current PGA Tour players under the age of 25 with multiple victories on the circuit.

Jason Bohn, Chris Stroud and Rory Sabbatini were tied for third on 268, while Justin Hicks and Charles Howell III matched Robert Karlsson’s score of 269 to tie for sixth.

OHL Classic at Mayakoba
El Camaleon, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Nov 14-17, purse $6,000,000, par 71

1   Harris English (USA)   68   62   68   65   263   $1,080,000
2   Brian Stuard (USA)   65   70   65   67   267   $648,000

T3   Jason Bohn (USA)   67   68   65   68   268   $312,000
T3   Rory Sabbatini (RSA)   68   65   65   70   268   $312,000
T3   Chris Stroud (USA)   66   68   66   68   268   $312,000
T6   Justin Hicks (USA)   69   67   66   67   269   $194,250
T6   Charles Howell III (USA) 67    67   66   69   269   $194,250
T6   Robert Karlsson (Swe)   63   67   67   72   269   $194,250

T6   Justin Leonard (USA)   70   67   65   67   269   $194,250
T10   Bob Estes (USA)      68   69   65   69   271   $156,000
T10   Tim Wilkinson (NZ)   70   63   71   67   271   $156,000

Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage

Where next?
European Tour –
Henrik Stenson wins DP World Championship