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Russell Henley

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185

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Russell Henley steadied a 3-under-par 34-33=67 during the second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii, giving him a two-day tally of 9-under 131.
The 2013 champ opened with a blemish-free navigation of Waialae Country Club but he took a step back today. He opened on the back nine and circled three birdies before the first setback took place. It happened at the par-3 17th hole where he found the greenside bunker with his tee ball. He was unfortunate and got a 'fried egg' lie which led to a second shot out of the bunker, leading to a bogey by hole's end. He would later miss a 2'2" par-putt at the 4th, leading to a second bogey of the round. Henley would certainly like a mulligan on today's round, but in the grand scheme of things he's still sitting in good position entering the weekend. At the time of signing his card he sits in T6 on the live leaderboard as play winds down for the day. Jan 13 - 9:31 PM

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Russell Henley breezed through Waialae Country Club with a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-32=64 during the opening round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Henley opened with a 7-under 63 back in round one of the 2013 edition in which he would go onto win. Remarkably, that was his first start as a PGA TOUR professional and four years later he is still liking the layout of Waialae CC. The Georgia Bulldog opened on the back nine and rattled off three birdies before the turn, highlighted by a 30'5" birdie bomb at the par-4 14th. By day's end Henley would walk off the course gaining 2.870 strokes putting. Today was his 15th round at Waialae Country Club and this goes in the books as his 12th round in red numbers, his sixth round at 5-under 65 or better.
Jan 12 - 4:43 PM

Russell Henley rallied for a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in today's final round of The RSM Classic to reach 13-under 269, up nine places to T10 with play still in progress.

The 27-year-old was making his fourth straight appearance with top-6 finishes in each of the last two editions, including a best of T4 in 2015 where he was the 36-hole leader by one and T2 thru 54 holes. After opening in 67-65-70, he began the final round on 10-under (T19) and peppered 12 (of 14) fairways and 16 greens in regulation, posting 1.688 putts per GIR and 1.493 SG: Putting. The Macon, Georgia, native was 1-over thru 13 holes, outpacing birdie-3 at the first (from 34'2") with double bogey-6 at the 11th but reeled off four birdies in his final five holes. For the week, he's currently T1 in total birdies (22) against just four bogeys but also ate a double and a triple.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 04:03:00 PM

Playing the Seaside Course, Russell Henley orchestrated a 5-under-par 31-34=65 in the second round of The RSM Classic to reach 10-under 132, up 16 spots on the live leaderboard to T7.

The Georgia native is making his fourth straight appearance and chased a T65 on debut in 2014 with a T4 in 2015 (68-63-68-69) and T6 last year (66-72-68-65). He's making his fourth start of 2016-17 with a season-best T14 (Sanderson Farms) and a T24 two weeks ago at Shriners where he was T4 thru 54 holes (68-69-63) before a 1-over 72 to close. The Univ. of Georgia alum opened this week with a 5-under 67 (Plantation Course) and was 5-under thru 10 holes in R2, including five birdies in a six-hole stretch, but stalled out from there with eight consecutive pars. In total, he circled six against one square on nine (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, posting 2.120 SG: Putting at the time he signed his card.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 03:56:00 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, Russell Henley authored a career-tying-low bogey-free 8-under-par 30-33=63 in today's third round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to post 13-under 200, up 35 places on the live leaderboard to T1 and good for the early 54-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Henley is in a two-way T4, two back of 54-hole leader Lucas Glover

Henley closed out a T14 last week in Mississippi with a bogey-free 67 and is making his third appearance in Vegas following a T10 last year (68-69-68-66). He began the third frame on T5-under (T36) after kicking off in 68-69, outpacing four bogeys with nine birdies at the midpoint. The 27-year-old split nine (of 14) fairways in R3 and hit 16 greens in regulation, posting 1.563 putts per GIR and 3.183 SG: Putting. The shortest of his eight birdies was 7'6", adding three from between nine and 12 feet, and three from greater than 15 feet with a long of 31'8" at the par-4 first. He also canned a 30-footer from the fringe for birdie-3 at the sixth. Making his 107th career start, Henley is chasing his third win, first since the 2014 Honda Classic. This is the sixth time that he's shot 63 in 347 career rounds.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 05:23:00 PM

Russell Henley smoothed a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-34=67 in today's final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship to wrap his tournament debut on 11-under 277, up 20 places on the live leaderboard to T14.

The 27-year-old was third-highest in pre-tourney odds outright at 28/1. After finishing a career-worst 87th in the FedExCup standings last season, his fourth, he opened 2016-17 with a missed cut (by one) at the Safeway. The South Carolina resident's first look at the CC of Jackson began with a five-birdie two-bogey 69 and chased with a two-birdie two-bogey 72 to sit one inside the cut line (T51). He played the weekend in nine birdies against a lone bogey-4 at the par-3 13th in R3, all told, one bogey over his final 51 holes.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 04:00:00 PM

Russell Henley coasted to a bogey-free, 3-under-par 34-33=67 during round two of the Wyndham Championship, reaching the midpoint at 6-under 134.

The Georgia Bulldog was on cruise control today, landing 15 greens in regulation and saving par in crucial situations to keep the momentum rolling. That includes a 10'9" par-save at the par-4 second and a six-footer to save par at the par-3 seventh. Overall he rolled in just two putts from outside seven feet, doing most of his damage tee-to-green. Henley is making his course debut this week, but finds himself inside the top 10 on the live leaderboard with a great chance to climb over the weekend now that he has a few rounds at Sedgefield Country Club under his belt.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 01:28:00 PM

Overnight quad-leader Russell Henley enjoyed a season-tying-low 5-under-par 35-30-65 in today's third round of the Travelers Championship to post 12-under 198, down one place into a three-way T2, three back of 54-hole leader Daniel Berger.

Coming into his tourney debut, the 27-year-old had shot 65 twice this season in 62 rounds, but not since R3 of the CareerBuilder 28 weeks ago. He tossed up his second consecutive 65 this week, but couldn't quite keep pace with playing competitor Berger, who shot 62. The University of Georgia alum squared a lone bogey at the par-4 third (failed scramble) and erased it with birdie-4 at the sixth (18'7") to turn even. He came alive on his inward half, coming home in 30, circling the 11th (30'4"), 15th (from the fringe), and 17th, adding eagle-3 at 13 from 10'3". Henley mustered only six (of 14) fairways but hit 13 greens in regulation, posting 1.692 putts per GIR.
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 03:15:00 PM

Russell Henley torched TPC River Highlands with a bogey-free, 5-under-par 32-33=65 in round two of the Travelers Championship, grabbing his piece of the co-leader pie at 7-under 133.

Henley is making his course debut this week, and it took him a while to ease into the Pete Dye design. On day one, he found himself at 3-over through 10 holes but rebounded to play bogey-free, 10-under golf since then (last 26 holes). The biggest difference in his rounds, day-over-day, is the flat stick. Today, he splashed home four putts from outside nine feet, including a 20'1" walk-off birdie at the par-4 ninth hole. The Georgia Bulldog gained 3.252 strokes putting today, 2.996 strokes better than R1, which also happens to be the improvement in his score. Henley is joined by three others at the top (Tyrone Van Aswegen, Daniel Berger, and Marc Leishman). The last time we had four co-leaders through 36 holes was at the Shriners way back in October. The eventual winner (Smylie Kaufman) was seven strokes off the co-leaders at that time.
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 06:49:00 PM

Russell Henley posted a bogey-free, 2-under-par 34-34=68 in his opening round at the 98th PGA Championship, good enough for a place inside the top 10.

The American's impressive afternoon lap of Baltusrol puts him just three swings behind pacesetter Jimmy Walker and T8 on the live leaderboard with the afternoon wave starting to finish off. Henley piped 8 (of 14) fairways but was able to hit 15 greens in regulation. The 27-year-old, who was T12 at Whistling Straits in this tournament last year, boarded the par train with a two-putt 4 at the opening hole and stayed on it for the first 15 holes. He finally snapped the sequence with a 3'1" putt at 16 and added another circle with a 19'5" conversion at 17. Henley missed from inside 5 feet at 18 for a walk-off birdie and slapped his putter in frustration but, once the anger has abated, he should be more than pleased with his day's work.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 05:54:00 PM

Russell Henley preps for his fourth appearance at the Open Championship as he turns his attention to Royal Troon Golf Club.

The Georgia Bulldog finished T73 in his 2013 Open debut and returned with a missed cut and T20 in two starts since. His recent form is concerning as he's missed the cut in three of his last five starts entering the week. On the flip side, he does sport four top 10s in 19 starts on the season. It's that kind of upside that makes him a juicy sleeper, but the risk of a missed cut is always there. This will be Henley's first start in a major championship this season as he didn't crack the field at the Masters or U.S. Open this year.
Source: TheOpen.com
Mon, Jul 11, 2016 01:57:00 PM

Russell Henley carded a 3-under-par 32-35=67 in the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic for a 72-hole tally of 7-under 273, up five spots to T7 with play still in progress.

The 27-year-old was making his third appearance with a previous best of T27 on debut in 2013. He began the finale on 4-under (T12) after posting rounds of 68-68-70. The Georgia native striped nine (of 14) fairways and peppered 16 greens in regulation, currently T1 in the latter at 75.00 percent (54/72). He circled five, including three straight on holes 2-4, to outpace a pair of 3-putt bogeys on 11 and 12. The highlight came just prior, canning a 39'0" bomb for birdie-3 at the 10th. This is Henley's fourth top 10 of the season in 18 starts and first since a season-best T5 at the Houston Open.
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 07:54:00 PM

Russell Henley had a roller-coaster of a round two on his way toward a 2-under-par 35-33=68, matching his first navigation of TPC Southwind to reach 4-under 136 on the week.

Henley had his putter locked in from long distance, but struggled from time-to-time on those 6-to-10 footers today. He splashed home six putts from outside 10 feet, the longest being a 30'3" birdie bomb at the par-4 18th hole just before making the turn. The most crucial putt might have come three holes earlier, though, saving par from 12'2" after finding water off the tee. Henley's fate often rides of the ebbs and flows of his flat stick, so it's a promising sign to see him currently ranked 22nd in the field in strokes gained putting.
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 01:41:00 PM

Russell Henley put on a ball-striking clinic on his way to a bogey-free, 4-under-par 33-35=68 during the first round of the Memorial.

The Georgia Bulldog striped 13 (of 14) fairways and landed all but two greens in regulation. Despite his great tee-to-green play, he circled just four birdies as his putter was a bit stubborn. On the day, he didn't drop a putt from outside of 9'5" and walked off the course losing 0.117 strokes with the flat stick. Henley posted a T6 in his 2013 Memorial debut but has returned with two straight missed cuts. This first round effort would lead us to believe a return to the top 10 might be in the cards this week.
Thu, Jun 2, 2016 02:28:00 PM

Russell Henley owns a pair of top 25s on his PLAYERS resume, and returns this week for another crack at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.

The Georgia Bulldog really struggled once the calendar struck 2016. He missed the cut in six of seven starts to open the year but he's recently regained some form. It all started with a T5 at the Shell Houston Open, but he's also collected two more top 40s over his last three starts. More importantly, his last two appearances at THE PLAYERS have yielded T24 and T17 finishes. Despite the struggles earlier this year, Henley ranks 21st in the all-around ranking and may fly in under-the-radar this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, May 11, 2016 09:34:00 PM