Secured his eighth Open Championship appearance with a joint second place finish at March’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, one stroke behind winner Kurt Kitayama.
Three places at Royal Liverpool were on offer as part of The Open Qualifying Series.
Ended more than seven years without a PGA Tour victory by beating Joaquin Niemann in a Sentry Tournament of Champions play-off in Hawaii at the start of 2021.
With it English entered the game’s top 20 for the first time, his ranking having tumbled from 36th in 2014 to 373rd five years later, and by adding the Travelers Championship five months later after a marathon eight-hole play-off against Kramer Hickock he reached a career-high 12th. That came a week after he added a third place finish in the US Open to his fourth spot a year earlier – his best two major performances.
Was then named as one of Steve Stricker’s six wild card selections for the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. His two previous Tour wins both came in 2013 and he also tied for 15th at Muirfield that season.
As an amateur won on the Nationwide Tour in 2011, the year he played in the Walker Cup at Royal Aberdeen alongside Jordan Spieth and Patrick Cantlay.