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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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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. Oct 22 - 8:55 AM

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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.
Sep 13 - 5:25 PM

Russell Henley carded a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in his second round of the TOUR Championship.

In the wake of an even-par 70 on Thursday, Henley shares the 36-hole clubhouse lead at East Lake. Today, he went 3-for-4 in scrambling and poured in three birdies, including on both par 5s. The only birdie of notable length dropped in from 29-and-a-half feet at the par-4 eighth.
Sep 12 - 1:20 PM

Russell Henley heads to home state of Georgia for his TOUR Championship debut.

After an up-and-down season, The Georgia Bulldog arrives at East Lake ranked 20th in the FedExCup standings. His sophomore season has yielded 12 missed cuts, only four top 25s, but included his second career victory, as well. Henley is one of four Bulldogs in the field, and should receive a slight bump from gamers for his expected crowd support and familiarity with the region.
Sep 10 - 8:36 AM

Russell Henley shot a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in his opening round of the BMW Championship and finished one stroke off the pace of the clubhouse tri-leaders.

Fresh off a T2 at the Deutsche Bank Championship where he held the 54-hole lead, Henley split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation at Cherry Hills today. He bracketed four birdies with two bogeys (at Nos. 5 and 13). While his highlight was a birdie conversion from 54'7" at the par-3 eighth hole, Henley would cite value in consecutive par saves down the stretch. The first measured 12'5" at the par-4 14th. His third and final stroke at the par-3 15th ranged 17'1". He's 14th in the FedExCup standings and headed to his first TOUR Championship next week.
Sep 4 - 6:44 PM

Russell Henley settled for a 1-under-par 36-34=70 in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship and fell into a three-way tie for second at 13-under 271.

Two of Henley's three birdies were bombs, falling from 33'3" on the par-3 11th and 28'4" on the par-5 18th, but his two bogeys kept him from getting anything going. He had his worst ball-striking round of the week, splitting just eight of 14 fairways and landing 11 GIR. The best news for the young American is that he moves from 62nd to 14th in the FedExCup standings and is a virtual lock to play in the TOUR Championship. The spoils of finishing inside the top 30 are vast, so expect a strong schedule for him in 2014-15.
Sep 1 - 6:36 PM

Russell Henley took control of the Deutsche Bank Championship with a 6-under-par 34-31=65 in the third round and assumes the lead at 12-under 201.

Henley caught fire on Sunday, circling seven birdies and surrendering just one bogey at TPC Boston. Three of his birdies stood above the others. They fell from 30'5" on the par-3 eighth, 19'10" on the par-4 13th and 12'6" on the par-4 17th. The Georgia Bulldog has been a spotty player this season. While he won The Honda Classic, he has just one other top 10 to go with 12 missed cuts. He's developing the reputation of a player that can get hot in brief spurts, so he is a legitimate threat to close out his third PGA TOUR win in just his sophomore season on TOUR. He began the week 62nd in the FedExCup standings and would crack the top five with a victory.
Aug 31 - 5:23 PM

Russell Henley submitted a 5-under-par 33-33=66 for his second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

After an opening 70, The Honda Classic champion is 6-under 136 at the break, two strokes back of the 36-hole clubhouse lead. He split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation at TPC Boston today, gathering six birdies along the way. He opened with a gem of a conversion for birdie from 32'5" at the par-4 10th hole, but gave it right back with his only bogey of the round at the par-3 11th. Other notable birdies dropped in from 20'5" at 17 and 12'2" at 5. Starting the week as the 62-seed in the FedExCup Playoffs, this is exactly the kind of first half of the DBC that he needed to shore up a trip to Colorado next week.
Aug 30 - 5:48 PM

Russell Henley enters the Deutsche Bank Championship ranked 62nd in the FedExCup standings.

Henley earned a weekend tee time in his 2013 Deutsche Bank Championship debut, but fizzled out to a T62 finish when all was said and done. That's been the story for Henley in his early FedExCup Playoffs career, as he's yet to crack a top 35 in four attempts. Henley will need to eliminate the mistakes this week if he wants to change that, as he currently ranks 181st (of 186) in bogey avoidance.
Aug 26 - 8:40 AM

Russell Henley took home a share of 27th place in his World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational debut, and finds himself at Firestone Country Club this week for another look.

Henley is having an roller-coaster of a season, winning the Honda Classic back in March, but also missing cuts in 11 of his 23 events played. He will have to lean on his 39th ranked strokes gained-putting this week, because his approach game from 150-200 yards is near the bottom of the field. It's safe to avoid Henley in most leagues this week, unless your format rewards extra points for putting.
Jul 30 - 11:12 AM

Russell Henley skipped the John Deere Classic in his rookie campaign but has added the stop to his schedule this time around.

The sophomore has been pretty quiet since picking off his second PGA TOUR win at The Honda Classic back in March. He's missed six of his last 11 cuts, with a T7 at the Shell Houston Open the only notable finish. His last action was a missed cut at Congressional in the Quicken Loans National. Perhaps TPC Deere Run will get him back on track.
Jul 9 - 9:44 AM

Russell Henley has missed two straight cuts but will look to rebound at Pinehurst No. 2 in this week's U.S. Open.

Henley is the owner of a 4-for-7 record in major championships for his career. He has cuts made in two of his three appearances in the always difficult U.S. Open. The upside is always there for the two-time PGA TOUR winner, but his inconsistency makes him a riskier option for gamers.
Jun 10 - 12:06 PM

Russell Henley fired a 6-under-par 35-31=66 in the final round of THE PLAYERS to end his week at 6-under 282.

Henley was in the hunt on Saturday, but a third-round 80 ended his chances at the coveted victory. He opened with a bogey on the first hole Sunday, but bounced back to post seven birdies and 10 pars over his final 17 holes. Highlights included a 23'2" birdie at the par-5 ninth, a 13'11" birdie at the par-4 10th, a 13'2" birdie at the par-3 13th and a 10'6" birdie at the par-3 17th. Needless to say, he picked up just shy of two strokes with the flat stick in the finale and led the tournament in strokes gained-putting at the time of his posting.
May 11 - 1:27 PM

Russell Henley chased his opening 65 at THE PLAYERS with a 1-under-par 36-35=71 to post 8-under 136.

Henley buried six birdies today, including rolls of 15'7" and 25'4" at Nos. 12 and 6, respectively, but he also squared five bogeys. He missed seven greens in regulation and got up and down just twice. He's four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
May 9 - 6:21 PM

Russell Henley crafted a 7-under-par 35-30=65 in his opening round of THE PLAYERS and snagged outright possession of the clubhouse lead.

While he picked off a victory at The Honda Classic two months ago, Henley isn't the consistent performer that gamers prefer, but he's proven valuable in the long-term in his short season-and-a-half on the PGA TOUR. Today's effort exemplified what's always possible as he striped 11 (of 14) fairways and went 9-for-13 in par-breaker opportunities. Four of his conversions today measured between 12 and 18 feet, but two were for par at Nos. 8 and 13. Of course, he also double-bogeyed the par-4 seventh after rinsing his tee ball. In his debut here last year, he chased an opening 69 with a 76 and missed the cut. Alas, that's also true to his form.
May 8 - 1:07 PM