WATCH: Harris English Proudly Flexes Ryder Cup Trophy in Front of Fans During College GameDay

Published 10/02/2021, 4:30 PM EDT
Jun 19, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; Harris English plays his shot from the fifth tee during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports


College GameDay is a big pre-game celebration for college football and is a loud and happy affair. This week on Saturday, ESPN’s College GameDay got its own touch of golf. Harris English, who very recently won the Ryder Cup with Team USA, was announced as the celebrity guest picker for the show taking place in Athens, Georgia.

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Team USA had secured a historic 19-9 win over the Europeans, and their win is still being celebrated by fans. The announcement was also made in style, with teammates joining in.

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 24, 2021 Team Europe’s Shane Lowry and Team Europe’s Rory McIlroy walk off the 1st tee as Team USA’s Harris English looks on during the Four-balls REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Harris English was the guest picker on College GameDay

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All in all, one can say that English is having a pretty good time. The 32-year-old PGA Tour icon was representing his country and is now representing his alma mater on Saturday.

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The crowd here though might be louder and will probably have an extremely different vibe than the Ryder Cup. English, as per reports, is the guest picker for a game between the two unbeaten SEC teams Georgia and Arkansas.

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The four-time PGA Tour winner brought along his US Team bag. As a highlight, he pulled out the Ryder Cup trophy and showed it to the fans. That being said, English (obviously) chose Georgia to win.

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How was Harris English’s GameDay appearance announced?

English’s GameDay announcement was made in a nice video that featured his Ryder Cup teammates and captain. In the video, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, Collin Morikawa, and Justin Thomas puff on a cigar. Koepka appears with a paper bag on his head. It is meant to make fun of his own alma mater (Florida).

Over the years, various other golfers, who have appeared as guest pickers on College GameDay some of them are:

  • Dustin Johnson
  • Jack Nicklaus
  • Rickie Fowler
  • Billy Horshchel
  • Justin Thomas

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Devika Pawar is a golf and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, she has over two years' worth of sportswriting experience at Republic World. Devika loves NBA a little too much and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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