The golfers at the Travelers Championship were supposed to need just 72 holes to decide a champion in the 2021 tournament.
Instead, they needed 80 as Harris English and Kramer Hickok played eight sudden-death playoff holes to decide a winner.
English eventually sank a birdie putt on the eighth extra hole for the win. The victory was his second of the year, making him the first PGA Tour competitor to win two 2021 events.
The English-Hickok battle was historic as it tied for the second-longest playoff in PGA Tour history. It marked the first time since 2012 that an eight-hole playoff occurred during a tour event.
The only event that lasted longer was an 11-hole playoff in 1949 that ended in a tie because of darkness.
|11||1949 Motor City Open||Cary Middlecoff and Lloyd Mangrum tied (darkness)|
|8||2021 Travelers Championship||Harris English defeats Kramer Hickok|
|8||2012 Mayakoba Golf Classic||John Huh defeats Robert Allenby|
|8||1983 Phoenix Open||Bob Gilder defeats three golfers|
|8||1981 Quad Cities Open||Dave Barr defeats four golfers|
|8||1978 Greater Milwaukee Open||Lee Elder defeats Lee Trevino|
|8||1965 Azalea Open Invitational||Dick Hart defeats Phil Rodgers|
Naturally, viewers found the lengthy playoff extremely exciting, and many took to Twitter to praise English and Hickok for their performances.