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Russell Henley |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
College: University of Georgia

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Russell Henley heads to Lake Forest, Illinois, in preparation for this week's BMW Championship.
Henley arrives at Conway Farms Golf Club ranked 58th in the FedExCup standings. It will be the third straight appearance at a BMW Championship, as he's made it this far every year since joining the TOUR in 2013. The Georgia Bulldog finished T39 the last time he had a go at Conway Farms. With 11 top 25s on the season, gamers should look for some improvement this time around. Sep 14 - 6:31 PM

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At 10-under-par 68-71-70-69=278, Russell Henley finished in a five-way share of 12th place at the 97th PGA Championship, thus earning an exemption into the 2016 edition.

Henley traded an eagle and four birdies with three bogeys at Whistling Straits today. Not only was this his first payday in three starts in this major, but it's his best finish in 14 career starts in all of the majors. The top 15 and ties today are automatically exempt into the field of 156 at Baltusrol next year. The other qualifiers are as follows: Win--Jason Day (exempt for life) ... 2nd--Jordan Spieth ... 3rd--Branden Grace ... 4th--Justin Rose ... T5--Brooks Koepka; Anirban Lahiri ... T7--George Coetzee; Dustin Johnson; Matt Kuchar ... T10--Tony Finau; Robert Streb ... T12--Martin Kaymer (already exempt for life as a former PGA champion); David Lingmerth; Brandt Snedeker; Brendan Steele.
Aug 16 - 7:19 PM

Russell Henley returned to Whistling Straits this morning to conclude his second round of the 97th PGA Championship.

Henley was one of 57 golfers stranded when a strong thunderstorm ripped through the area on Friday afternoon. It didn't take long for tournament officials to bang play for the day. The restart was at 7:00 p.m. CT today. Henley walked off the par-4 ninth with a bogey, but he posted 5-under 68-71=139 at the break, three shots off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. He converted five birdies in the second round and authored one of the shots of the day with a beauty of a birdie from 73'2" at the par-3 seventh hole.
Aug 15 - 8:22 AM

Russell Henley toured Whistling Straits in 4-under-par 36-32=68 in today's opening round of the 97th PGA Championship.

Solid golf considering he hit only 10 greens in regulation and limited the damage to a lone bogey. After that square at the par-3 third, Henley found five birdies, three of which ranging 14-22 feet. He walked off with respective par saves of 11'10" and 12'11" at Nos. 17 and 18 before signing his card with a share of the clubhouse lead. This is his third start in this tournament, but it's the only major in which he's yet to cash. In fact, the 26-year-old has multiple cuts made in all of the other three, but it was only a matter of time before he reversed the mini-drought.
Aug 13 - 1:43 PM

Russell Henley has withdrawn from this week's Quicken Loans National.

It's likely that he entered thinking that he might need to win the tournament to qualify for next week's World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational, but he snuck into that field by sitting 49th in the Official World Golf Ranking today. So, he'll take this week off and prep for the guaranteed payday in Ohio where he'll be making his third consecutive appearance. Henley is 42nd in the FedExCup standings and figures to be an electric option in the Playoffs.
Jul 27 - 11:38 AM

Russell Henley blitzed St. Andrews for seven birdies en route to a 6-under-par 32-34=66 in today's second round of The Open Championship.

Low scores were not anticipated as recent as last night what with the challenging weather conditions on tap. And Henley hit only 13 greens in regulation today, too, giving even more value to how he executed. He birdied both par 5s and didn't birdie two holes consecutively. His only blemish occurred at the par-3 11th where he squared a 4. But after a disappointing 74 in the lid-lifter, he's now 4-under 140 and just five shots off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Jul 17 - 12:07 PM

Russell Henley smoothed a 7-under-par 31-32=63 in the final round of The Greenbrier Classic to post 12-under 268, good for the early 72-hole clubhouse lead.

Henley, 54th in the FedExCup standings, last made serious noise on TOUR when finishing fourth at the Shell Houston Open at the beginning of April. His season-best is solo third at the 34-man, no-cut Hyundai TOC, the first tournament in calendar-year 2015. Henley began the day at 5-under (T40) and six shots off the pace. The 26-year-old circled nine birdies on his jaunt (he had 11 total thru three rounds), against two bogeys for the low round of the day thus far. His split included three conversions from 20 feet or greater, including a 42'11" bomb at the 14th. For his efforts, he striped 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation, registering a sparkling 1.400 putts per GIR. Henley, T30 at his 2013 Greenbrier debut, has two career wins on the PGA TOUR (72 prior starts), the last coming at The Honda Classic in 2014.
Jul 5 - 3:09 PM

Russell Henley is swinging a hot club ahead of this week's Memorial in Dublin, Ohio.

The Georgia Bulldog is 14-for-15 on the season, including top 25s in four of his last six starts. His track record at Muirfield Village GC is thin, yet impressive, as he finished T6 in his 2013 debut before missing the cut last year. It's also worth noting that one of his two career victories came at PGA National Golf Club which is another Jack Nicklaus designed track.
Jun 3 - 10:26 AM

Russell Henley has opened THE PLAYERS with a pair of 2-under-par 70s and sits four strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

He co-leads the field with two eagles, one on the par-5 second on Thursday, the other courtesy of a five-yarder from the fringe at the par-5 11th today. He also curled in three birdies in the second round, including a conversion from just in side 13 feet at the par-3 eighth, but walked off with balls in the water at Nos. 17 and 18 where he squared a double bogey and bogey, respectively.
May 8 - 2:33 PM

Russell Henley end-loaded a 1-up victory over Marc Warren in the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

Both guys knew that they weren't moving on, but there was still a little drama in this match. Warren built a 3-up lead with three birdies in a bogey-free opening nine. Henley was also faultless at the turn, but he didn't collect his first par breaker until winning the par-4 10th with birdie. Another birdie-3 at 12 sliced the deficit to 1-down. Warren bogeyed the par-4 15th to even things. Henley won 16 with birdie, only to give it back with a bogey at 17, but he two-putted for birdie from 27 feet at the par-5 last. Warren's try to match from 19 feet didn't fall. Both finished 1-2 on the week.
May 1 - 7:54 PM

Russell Henley will make his second career World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship appearance this week at TPC Harding Park.

The Georgia Bulldog had a tough task laid out in front of him in his 2013 WGC-Match Play debut. He ousted Charl Schwartzel in the first round before taking the eventual third-place finisher, Jason Day, to 19 holes. An impressive match-play debut by most standards. This year he will face J.B. Holmes, Marc Warren, and Brooks Koepka during the group stage.
Apr 27 - 11:49 PM

Russell Henley followed his opening 68 at the Masters with a 2-over-par 37-37=74 to post 2-under 142 at the break, 12 strokes back of the 36-hole lead.

Henley squared a bogey on the par-4 first hole, but then holed out from a greenside bunker for birdie at the par-5 second. Unfortunately, the tone was already set for the long haul as he went on to give back a shot on Nos. 4 and 6. A birdie-4 at the eighth kept him afloat until he found trouble off the tee at the par-4 10th en route to a triple bogey. The 26-year-old recovered nicely to play the last eight in bogey-free 2-under with a pair of birdies.
Apr 10 - 4:47 PM

Russell Henley authored a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in his opening round of the 79th Masters.

Henley is making his third start at Augusta National, but he played today like he's been pegging it on the property for years. He hit 13 greens in regulation and circled five birdies, including a crafty 3 at the ninth hole where his drive found the trees right of the fairway. His only blemish occurred at the par-4 11th where he settled for bogey, but he'd go on to sign his card positioned just one stroke off Charley Hoffman's clubhouse lead.
Apr 9 - 1:20 PM

Russell Henley didn't relent in the final round of the Shell Houston Open, logging a 3-under-par 34-35=69 to post 14-under 274, just two swings off the 72-hole clubhouse lead.

En route to his fourth consecutive sub-70 on the Golf Club of Houston, Henley went 4-for-15 in scoring opportunities for four birdies. All 18 of his conversions were inside seven feet. At the time he signed his card, he sat T4 on the leaderboard, led the field in greens in regulation (63) and ranked second in strokes gained: tee-to-green (aggregate of 8.248). This is what the doctor ordered on the eve of his third appearance at the Masters. It's also a validation of last year's T7 at the SHO.
Apr 5 - 5:39 PM

Russell Henley signed for a 4-under-par 34-34=68 after his third round at the Shell Houston Open. His 11-under 205 has him in the clubhouse just two shots back of the 54-hole clubhouse lead.

Henley continued his strong ball-striking, hitting 16 greens in regulation during his round and is 48 through three rounds. That has him T1 in the field. He went bogey-free on his outward nine, circling birdies on Nos. 1 and 6. After birdies on holes 12 and 13, he dropped a shot on the par-3 14th after failing to save par from short of the green. He bounced back on No. 16 dropping a birdie putt from 15'9". He missed birdie opportunities from inside 16 feet on his final two holes but he should carry good memories off last year's T7 into the final round on Sunday.
Apr 4 - 5:45 PM