"He looked like he was doing backflips or something."
Not a comment on any other golfer, rather, Harris English was describing the whales they had seen from the course. There's a sense of wonder evoked by those giants of the ocean, "backflipping".
And for anyone who thinks the life of a professional golfer is 'all sweet', he describes his time at Kapalua as, in effect, offering a surreal break from "the grind of being a golfer". Clearly, he is loving his time on Maui.
His comment on his own game at the end of Round 2 at TOC: "I feel like I managed the game pretty well today. Six birdies, no bogeys..."
Commentator: "Big names coming at you all day, but you never looked like you were worried at all. Just kept doing your thing and putting yourself in a great spot."
English: "Yeah. I mean, I know, a course like this with no wind, you can go get it... I saw some low numbers on the board and I knew, you've got to keep the same strategy, keep the peddle down."
He was also asked, "Are we in line for a shoot-out this weekend do you think?"
"Yes. Of course..."
He noted that if the wind whips up again, a lot could change.
Among the star-studded lineup at this Tournament of Champions, English is unassuming and unpretentious. Hopefully, the wind won't change too soon or too violently.