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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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The second round of The Honda Classic restarted at 7:32 a.m. ET.
It's officially two minutes later than planned, but at least they're playing golf. Sixty-eight stranded at darkness returned to PGA National's Champion Course this morning, including defending champ Russell Henley, who was happy to walk in on Friday night. He's 4-over through six holes (and 7-over for the tournament) after squared a double bogey and two bogeys on his last three. He opens today on the par-4 eighth. Today's weather forecast is unkind to say the least. This morning's moderate breezes will be followed by thunderstorms that could contain heavy rain. In fact, the timing is such that it will be an upset if the second round is completed without delay. Feb 28 - 7:39 AM

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Russell Henley opened his title defense of The Honda Classic in 3-over-par 36-37=73.

The defending champ found only half of the 14 fairways and went just 1-for-10 in birdie opportunities with a 4 at the par-5 18th hole. He also squared two bogeys and a double. It's his highest round of his nine competitive loops of PGA National. Henley signed his card sitting eight strokes off the clubhouse lead. Despite today's disappointment, he may need only a 1-under 69 to survive the cut giving the challenging scoring conditions. The wind is forecast to lay down on Friday morning. However, he'l have a spot in the late draw when the wind is expected to freshen.
Feb 26 - 5:30 PM

Russell Henley outlasted everyone at last year's Honda Classic to secure his second career PGA TOUR victory and is back for a chance to defend this week.

Henley settled for a 2-over-par 72 on Sunday but it was good enough in the end. Fast forward to 2014-15 and Henley is six-for-six with a pair of top fives already to his name. The flat stick has been efficient as he currently sits at ninth place in strokes gained:putting. Henley should continue is fine play this week at PGA National but expecting him to repeat would just be foolish.
Feb 24 - 9:07 PM

Russell Henley fired a bogey-free 6-under-par 34-31=65 in the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to establish the early clubhouse lead at 8-under 205.

Henley circled just one birdie on the front nine at TPC Scottsdale, and it fell from 12 feet on the par-3 fourth hole, He heated up on the back with five more birdies, highlighted by an 11'4" effort on the par-4 10th hole. The irons were solid, as he landed 14 GIR. The flat stick wasn't bad either, picking up over two strokes with the putter. He will try and take it deep in Sunday's finale in an effort to nab the third win of his young PGA TOUR career.
Jan 31 - 3:31 PM

Russell Henley finished with a flurry to post a 3-under-par 36-31=67 in the final round of the Sony Open.

The 2013 winner of this event squared a bogey to go with 12 pars on his first 13 holes at Waialae Country Club in the final round before circling four birdies in his final five holes. He finished the week at 10-under 270 and is in line for a top-25 finish. His 15'3" birdie on the par-4 16th was the highlight of his round.
Jan 18 - 6:22 PM

Russell Henley heated up late in his final round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions for a 6-under-par 36-31=67 and joins Jason Day in the clubhouse lead at 20-under 272.

Henley was really struggling early in his final navigation of The Plantation Course at Kapalua, squaring one bogey and tapping in seven pars on his first eight holes. Once it seemed that he was out of the tournament, he responded with seven birdies over his final 10 holes, including each of his last five. Three of those fell from longer than 11 feet, with a 28'3" bomb on the difficult par-4 17th shining the brightest. He needs a little help behind him if he is to secure a victory, as Jimmy Walker is one stroke ahead of him with one hole remaining.
Jan 12 - 8:08 PM

Russell Henley managed a 3-under-par 34-36=70 in the third round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and is tied for fifth with Brendon Todd at 14-under 205.

Henley couldn't get out of his own way, with three birdies interrupting his six birdies. The mid-ranged putting was solid, as three of his six birdies fell from between nine and 12 feet. Perhaps that is why he leads the tournament in strokes gained: putting at a 5.781 clip. Already a winner in Hawaii at the Sony Open in 2013, he will try to nab his third PGA TOUR win on Monday.
Jan 11 - 9:37 PM

Overnight leader Russell Henley chased his opening 65 at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions with a 3-under-par 36-34=70 to reach the midpoint in 11-under 135.

He opened par-bogey at Kapalua today, but recovered to play out the string in bogey-free 4-under with four birdies. In addition to 4s on the par-5 fifth and 15th holes, Henley poured in birdies from 14'5" and 11'4" at the par-4 10th and 13th, respectively. He signed his card as one of four co-leaders entering Sunday's third round.
Jan 10 - 7:15 PM

Russell Henley blitzed The Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort for a bogey-free, 8-under-par 31-34=65 in his opening round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, good for sole possession of the overnight lead.

Henley finished alone in 27th place here last year, but that was last year. Today, he created 16 opportunities to break par and converted on half of those, all for birdie. The show started with a conversion from 21'5" at the par-4 first hole. He rolled in a birdie from the fringe 10 yards out at 7. Back on the surface at 12, his try from 25-and-a-half feet disappeared, as did his look from 21'8" at 16. His most challenging hole was the par-5 15th. After a good drive, Henley found trouble with his second and took a drop, but he'd eventually bury his par save from 12'4". At the time he signed his spotless card, he also led the field in strokes gained: putting at 3.763.
Jan 9 - 9:24 PM

Russell Henley finished 27th at last year's Hyundai Tournament of Champions and returns this week for a chance at redemption.

A top 30 is nothing to sneeze at most weeks, but it goes down as a disappointment when you contend against just 29 other golfers. Henley is ahead of the game, making his second appearance already at the age of just 25 years old. The University of Georgia product took home The Honda Classic hardware last year and already has a top five to his name this season. Gamers should also remember his first PGA TOUR victory came at the Sony Open, so we know he's not afraid to go low in Hawaii.
Jan 6 - 8:21 PM

Russell Henley settled for a 1-under-par 35-34=69 in his final round of The McGladrey Classic and finished his week at 12-under 268, two swings too many to join the 72-hole clubhouse co-leaders.

Henley couldn't parlay his outright lead at the midpoint, but he'll take a top-five finish in his season debut. Today at Seaside, he hit 13 greens in regulation and circled three birdies, including a roll from 12'3" at the par-4 second hole. However, his longest conversion disappeared for par from 12'5" at the par-3 12th. Henley couldn't stop talking about how much he loves his new driver (Nike Vapor), but it would be unrealistic to expect this kind of success every time out.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 05:02:00 PM

Overnight leader Russell Henley carded a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in his third round of The McGladrey Classic.

He went just 3-for-15 in opportunities to break par. That included rolls of 20'10" and 15'2" at Nos. 1 and 8, respectively, both for birdie. However, Henley whiffed on two tries inside nine feet and bogeyed the par-5 15th where he rinsed his approach. Still, at 11-under 199, he's only one swing back of the 54-hole co-leaders.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 05:23:00 PM

Russell Henley blistered Sea Island Resort's Seaside Course for a 7-under-par 33-30=63 in his second round of The McGladrey Classic to assume outright possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead at 9-under 131.

Henley missed only two (of 14) fairways and went 8-for-15 in birdie opportunities. Five of those conversions dropped in from outside 11 feet, the longest measuring 20 feet at the par-3 sixth. His only blemish occurred at the par-4 10th where he began his walk. His approach into the green came to rest well left of it and he'd settle for bogey. Today's score matches his career low on the PGA TOUR. He spun all of the first three en route to his breakthrough victory at the 2013 Sony Open in Hawaii.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 01:05:00 PM

Russell Henley heads back to Saint Simons Island, Georgia, for his second try at The McGladrey Classic.

The Georgia Bulldog had high expectations entering last year's edition, but faded to T65 after a nice opening 1-under 69. With the Seaside Course hosting the annual SEC Championship, Henley has plenty of experience on the venue and has already won twice in his young career. On the flip side, he has been too up-and-down for most gamers liking, but this is one of the weeks where the arrows should be pointing upward.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 08:55:00 AM

Russell Henley fashioned a 3-under-par 36-31=67 in his third round of the TOUR Championship, reaching the 54-hole mark at 5-under 205.

Henley finished with a bang today, dropping a 22-foot bomb on the 18th green. It wasn't the only damage done with the putter, as he rolled in four additional putts from outside five feet on the round. Henley sat four shots off the lead at the time of his signing. Playing in his home state of Georgia, he'll be a fan favorite on Sunday as he makes his charge for the FedExCup.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 05:25:00 PM