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Russell Henley |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
College: University of Georgia

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Russell Henley settled for a 1-under-par 36-34=70 in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship and fell into a three-way tie for second at 13-under 271.
Two of Henley's three birdies were bombs, falling from 33'3" on the par-3 11th and 28'4" on the par-5 18th, but his two bogeys kept him from getting anything going. He had his worst ball-striking round of the week, splitting just eight of 14 fairways and landing 11 GIR. The best news for the young American is that he moves from 62nd to 14th in the FedExCup standings and is a virtual lock to play in the TOUR Championship. The spoils of finishing inside the top 30 are vast, so expect a strong schedule for him in 2014-15. Sep 1 - 6:36 PM

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Russell Henley took control of the Deutsche Bank Championship with a 6-under-par 34-31=65 in the third round and assumes the lead at 12-under 201.

Henley caught fire on Sunday, circling seven birdies and surrendering just one bogey at TPC Boston. Three of his birdies stood above the others. They fell from 30'5" on the par-3 eighth, 19'10" on the par-4 13th and 12'6" on the par-4 17th. The Georgia Bulldog has been a spotty player this season. While he won The Honda Classic, he has just one other top 10 to go with 12 missed cuts. He's developing the reputation of a player that can get hot in brief spurts, so he is a legitimate threat to close out his third PGA TOUR win in just his sophomore season on TOUR. He began the week 62nd in the FedExCup standings and would crack the top five with a victory.
Aug 31 - 5:23 PM

Russell Henley submitted a 5-under-par 33-33=66 for his second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

After an opening 70, The Honda Classic champion is 6-under 136 at the break, two strokes back of the 36-hole clubhouse lead. He split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation at TPC Boston today, gathering six birdies along the way. He opened with a gem of a conversion for birdie from 32'5" at the par-4 10th hole, but gave it right back with his only bogey of the round at the par-3 11th. Other notable birdies dropped in from 20'5" at 17 and 12'2" at 5. Starting the week as the 62-seed in the FedExCup Playoffs, this is exactly the kind of first half of the DBC that he needed to shore up a trip to Colorado next week.
Aug 30 - 5:48 PM

Russell Henley enters the Deutsche Bank Championship ranked 62nd in the FedExCup standings.

Henley earned a weekend tee time in his 2013 Deutsche Bank Championship debut, but fizzled out to a T62 finish when all was said and done. That's been the story for Henley in his early FedExCup Playoffs career, as he's yet to crack a top 35 in four attempts. Henley will need to eliminate the mistakes this week if he wants to change that, as he currently ranks 181st (of 186) in bogey avoidance.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Aug 26 - 8:40 AM

Russell Henley took home a share of 27th place in his World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational debut, and finds himself at Firestone Country Club this week for another look.

Henley is having an roller-coaster of a season, winning the Honda Classic back in March, but also missing cuts in 11 of his 23 events played. He will have to lean on his 39th ranked strokes gained-putting this week, because his approach game from 150-200 yards is near the bottom of the field. It's safe to avoid Henley in most leagues this week, unless your format rewards extra points for putting.
Jul 30 - 11:12 AM

Russell Henley skipped the John Deere Classic in his rookie campaign but has added the stop to his schedule this time around.

The sophomore has been pretty quiet since picking off his second PGA TOUR win at The Honda Classic back in March. He's missed six of his last 11 cuts, with a T7 at the Shell Houston Open the only notable finish. His last action was a missed cut at Congressional in the Quicken Loans National. Perhaps TPC Deere Run will get him back on track.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 9 - 9:44 AM

Russell Henley has missed two straight cuts but will look to rebound at Pinehurst No. 2 in this week's U.S. Open.

Henley is the owner of a 4-for-7 record in major championships for his career. He has cuts made in two of his three appearances in the always difficult U.S. Open. The upside is always there for the two-time PGA TOUR winner, but his inconsistency makes him a riskier option for gamers.
Source: USOpen.com
Jun 10 - 12:06 PM

Russell Henley fired a 6-under-par 35-31=66 in the final round of THE PLAYERS to end his week at 6-under 282.

Henley was in the hunt on Saturday, but a third-round 80 ended his chances at the coveted victory. He opened with a bogey on the first hole Sunday, but bounced back to post seven birdies and 10 pars over his final 17 holes. Highlights included a 23'2" birdie at the par-5 ninth, a 13'11" birdie at the par-4 10th, a 13'2" birdie at the par-3 13th and a 10'6" birdie at the par-3 17th. Needless to say, he picked up just shy of two strokes with the flat stick in the finale and led the tournament in strokes gained-putting at the time of his posting.
May 11 - 1:27 PM

Russell Henley chased his opening 65 at THE PLAYERS with a 1-under-par 36-35=71 to post 8-under 136.

Henley buried six birdies today, including rolls of 15'7" and 25'4" at Nos. 12 and 6, respectively, but he also squared five bogeys. He missed seven greens in regulation and got up and down just twice. He's four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
May 9 - 6:21 PM

Russell Henley crafted a 7-under-par 35-30=65 in his opening round of THE PLAYERS and snagged outright possession of the clubhouse lead.

While he picked off a victory at The Honda Classic two months ago, Henley isn't the consistent performer that gamers prefer, but he's proven valuable in the long-term in his short season-and-a-half on the PGA TOUR. Today's effort exemplified what's always possible as he striped 11 (of 14) fairways and went 9-for-13 in par-breaker opportunities. Four of his conversions today measured between 12 and 18 feet, but two were for par at Nos. 8 and 13. Of course, he also double-bogeyed the par-4 seventh after rinsing his tee ball. In his debut here last year, he chased an opening 69 with a 76 and missed the cut. Alas, that's also true to his form.
May 8 - 1:07 PM

Russell Henley enters THE PLAYERS ranked 28th in the FedExCup standings.

Henley started off strong in his TPC Sawgrass debut last year, signing for a 3-under-par 69 before giving it all back on Friday on his way to a missed cut. Those two rounds sum up Henley's game nicely, very hit-or-miss. He hasn't found consistency in his game and is just 9-for-16 on the year. Gamers invested in Henley should hope for the best but not be surprised by the worst.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 6 - 11:47 AM

Russell Henley turned in a 2-under-par 37-33=70 for his second round of the Masters to post 1-under 143 at the midpoint.

The PGA TOUR sophomore missed the cut in his debut last year following a second-round 81, but he's six strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead today and will play on. Henley squared three bogeys, including a 6 at the 15th hole, but he converted five birdies. The set featured 2s on both par 3s on the inward nine.
Apr 11 - 4:33 PM

Russell Henley fired a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round of the Shell Houston Open to join Rory McIlroy in the clubhouse lead at 8-under 280.

The University of Georgia product circled seven birdies, including a 54'4" effort on the 18th hole to end his day, to just one bogey on his lap around Golf Club of Houston. He was especially long off the tee this week, averaging 310.4 yards, and his GIR clip of 75 percent was among the best in the field. this tournament. He now turns his attention to Augusta National for the Masters.
Apr 6 - 1:36 PM

Russell Henley will have a second crack at the Golf Club of Houston at this week's Shell Houston Open.

Last year resulted in a T45 after an up-and-down week for Henley. The youngster turns 25 years of age next Saturday, giving him one more chance to crack three PGA TOUR wins before hitting the quarter-century mark.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 2 - 12:39 PM

Russell Henley has qualified for this week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship via the Official World Golf Ranking.

Henley's victory at The Honda Classic boosted him to 46th in the updated OWGR. The top 50 tonight gained entry into the field at Trump National Doral; he was the only golfer to climb inside the bubble this weekend. A total of 69 golfers qualified for the WGC-Cadillac. Henley tied for 28th as a PGA TOUR rookie in last year's edition.
Mar 2 - 10:46 PM