As Harris English ran home his 28-foot putt on the 72nd hole of the Travelers Championship on Sunday and swung his arm back and forth more like a disc golfer warming up for long toss than a golfer celebrating what could be a winning putt, there was only one thought to ponder …

He’d better improve his fist pump before the September Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.

English went on to win the tournament in a wild eight-hole playoff over Kramer Hickok, and he ended the playoff the way he ended regulation — with another running fist pump that looked like something out of a 1930s Open Championship film. It actually might be growing on me.

The broader point here is that English is likely going to need any kind of celebratory gesture for Whistling Straits because he’s likely going to be on the U.S. Ryder Cup team for the…

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