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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Russell Henley has withdrawn from this week's Quicken Loans National.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
Source: PGATOUR.com

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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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
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

Russell Henley submitted a 4-under-par 33-35=68 for his second round of the Shell Houston Open to post 7-under 137 at the midpoint.

He's just two strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. After opening with a bogey-free 69 on Thursday, Henley gave back two shots with bogeys today, but he wrangled an eagle and four birdies to compensate. The eagle was set up by a 228-yard approach to inside seven feet at the par-5 eighth hole. Meanwhile, none of his birdies were easy. All fell from outside 13 feet, including an eight-yarder from the fringe at the par-3 seventh and conventionally from 45 feet and 37'4" at Nos. 10 and 16, respectively.
Apr 3 - 1:37 PM

Russell Henley gets third look at Golf Club of Houston's Tournament Course.

Henley has course form at Shell improving on a top-45 finish in 2013 with a back-door joint-seventh last year, closing in a final-round, 6-under-par 66. Opened 2015 with a T3 at the Hyundai TOC but hasn't logged a top-40 finish in his last five starts. He's 27th in total driving and 19th in strokes gained: putting, but 120th in greens in regulation and 122nd in scrambling.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 31 - 10:58 AM

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

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