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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 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. Aug 19 - 1:28 PM

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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.
Aug 6 - 3:15 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.
Aug 5 - 6:49 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.
Jul 28 - 5:54 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.
Jul 11 - 1:57 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.
Jun 12 - 7:54 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.
Jun 10 - 1:41 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.
Jun 2 - 2:28 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.
May 11 - 9:34 PM

Russell Henley painted a 4-under-par 35-32=67 in today's second round of the RBC Heritage for a two-day total of 3-under 139, up 47 spots on the live leaderboard to T11, three adrift of 36-hole tri-leaders Kevin Chappell, Jason Day and Charley Hoffman.

The newly-minted 27-year-old (Apr. 12th) is making his third RBC appearance with T6 in 2013 and missed cuts in 2014 and 2015. He began the week with a two-birdie three-bogey 72, but bounced back with five circles to overshadow a lone blemish on the par-5 fifth (failed sand save). The South Carolina resident split nine (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, the latter was double his output in round one. He went off 10 tee and circled three bombs on his first half, including a 33-footer at 14, a 34-footer at 16, and a 29-footer at the par-4 18th to turn 3-under. Henley added back-to-back birdies on holes 2 and 3 from 8'3" and 6'10", respectively, to complete his scoring and post 3.311 in strokes gained: putting for the round.
Apr 15 - 6:18 PM

Russell Henley settled for a 1-under-par 33-38=71 in the final round of the Shell Houston Open and a four-day total of 11-under 277, down two spots on the leaderboard and into a two-way T5, four swings back of champion Jim Herman.

On the plus side, this was Henley's first made cut in his last six starts and his third straight top 10 at the Shell. On the flip side, he led by one on 13-under total after turning in bogey-free 3-under 33, but came home in a three-bogey one-birdie 38. The 26-year-old, looking for his third TOUR title (88th pro start) and first since the 2014 Honda Classic, began his final frame in a three-way T3, just one adrift. He circled birdies on holes 3, 4 and 7, including a 25-footer at the par-4 third and a 20'1" roll on the par-3 seventh, but added just one more over his final 13 holes. Henley's T5 is a season best on 11 events, eclipsing a T6 (RSM) back in November, and his third overall in 2015-16.
Apr 3 - 8:23 PM

Russell Henley rode a hole-out eagle-2 to a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in today's third round of the Shell Houston Open and a three-day total of 10-under 206, up five on the leaderboard to T3, one back of co-leaders Jim Herman and Jamie Lovemark.

After opening his fourth Shell in 70-68, Henley began his third frame in a four-way T8, four adrift of 36-hole leader Charley Hoffman. Playing out of the third-to-last threesome, he began with the hole-out-2 from 121 yards out on the par-4 first. The University of Georgia alum added back-to-back birdies on holes 3 and 4, the former a 26'8" roll, before taking two to get out of a greenside bunker and squaring bogey on the par-3 seventh, turning in 3-under. He dropped two further shots on the par-4 11th after hitting his tee shot in the water and was in danger of losing touch with the leaders. The 26-year-old, who celebrates his b-day on Apr. 12th, regained his composure and played his final seven holes in blemish-free 3-under, circling birdies on 12, 15 and 17. He needs a win this week in order to keep his Masters streak intact, having competed in each of the last three.
Apr 2 - 7:34 PM

Russell Henley hopped on the birdie train in round two of the Shell Houston Open, submitting a 4-under-par 35-33=68 to reach the midpoint at 6-under 138.

The Georgia Bulldog went about his business on the front nine, trading two birdies with one bogey. The highlight of his outward nine came at the par-3 seventh when he landed his tee ball just two inches from the cup for a near-ace. Henley birdied four of his first four holes on the back nine, sinking 99'8" of putts over the five-hole stretch. He arrived with top 10s in both of his previous two starts here at the Golf Club of Houston and is well on his way to another strong finish this week.
Apr 1 - 3:59 PM

Russell Henley finds himself in a rut ahead of this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Henley arrives at Bay Hill on the heels of four straight missed cuts, 5-of-6 missed cuts since the start of 2016. This stretch of golf is very uncharacteristic of Henley who finished the 2014-15 season with just four missed cuts in 24 starts. Gamers looking to go the course history route won't get too excited, either, as he's 1-for-3 in his API career. The two-time PGA TOUR winner always possesses high upside, but he comes with a lot of risk at the moment.
Mar 15 - 9:41 AM

Russell Henley hoisted the hardware at the 2014 Honda Classic and makes his way back this week for another crack at PGA National's Champion Course.

The Georgia Bulldog arrives amidst a slump, missing the cut in three of his last fours starts, adding a T49 at the CareerBuilder Challenge in between. With a week of rest on his side, Henley should be rejuvenated as he returns to a venue where he's won and also sports a T13 on his resume. Course history should trump recent form in Henley's case this week, and gamers should at least consider the two-time PGA TOUR winner as they fill out their fantasy rosters.
Feb 23 - 3:17 PM