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Russell Henley

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

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World No. 136 Russell Henley tossed up a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of the Valspar Championship to finish up his second appearance (MC/2016) on 7-under 277, up 10 places on the live leaderboard to T8 and tying the low round in the clubouse with four others. UPDATE: With play completed, Henley finished T9 while Tony Finau had the low round with 64.
After opening in 64-71-75, the 27-year-old began on 3-under (T18), a distant 11 adrift of 54-hole leader Adam Hadwin but just two shy of the overnight top 10. He split 10 (of 13) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, posting 1.769 putts per GIR and 2.240 SG: Putting. The Macon, Georgia, native was bogey-free 4-under thru 15 holes, circling holes 1, 2 (from 19'11"), 4 (also from 19'11") and 14, exchanging bogey-5 at 16 with a walk-off 3 at 18 the rest of the way. This was his ninth start of the season and sixth top 25, and possibly a second top 10 (T10, RSM Classic). Mar 12 - 4:18 PM

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Russell Henley settled for an even-par 37-34=71 during round two of the Valspar Championship, still maintaining a spot inside the top 10 on 7-under 135.

The Georgia Bulldog opened his day with a 9'8" birdie roll at the par-5 first. It looked like he might continue feasting on Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course but his flat stick got a bit shaky. Henley would miss a 3'8" putt at the par-3 fourth, leading to a bogey and then missed a 5'2" bogey-saving attempt at the par-4 sixth, resulting in a double. While his putter left him momentarily, it also helped him climb back with a pair of putts from 12-to-16 feet. Ball-striking wise, this round wasn't too different from round one, but his putter just let him down. The two-time TOUR winner is still a lively contender heading into the weekend.
Mar 10 - 4:40 PM

Russell Henley painted a beautiful portrait at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club's Copperhead Course during round one of the Valspar Championship, brushing together a 7-under-par 34-30=64 to throw his name into the mix early in the week.

Making his second appearance at this event, the Georgia Bulldog opened on the back nine with a bogey at the par-4 10th. He bounced back with birdies at the 11th and 12th, and never looked back from there, adding four more circles over the next five holes. Henley was leaning on his flat stick heavily today, splashing home seven putts from outside seven feet. The longest was a 28'2" birdie bomb at the par-4 third hole. Henley walked off the course gaining 4.611 strokes putting on the day. The 27-year-old opened with a 1-over 72 last year on his way to a missed cut in his debut, so he's off to a much better start the second time around.
Mar 9 - 12:52 PM

Past champion Russell Henley returns to PGA National for his fifth appearance at this week's Honda Classic.

The Georgia Bulldog finished T13 in his 2013 Honda debut and returned the following year and went on to win the event. He posted rounds of 64-68-68 before a 2-over 72 in the finale put him in a four-man playoff. Henley walked out victorious over Russell Knox, Rory McIlroy, and Ryan Palmer in that playoff. More recently, Henley has been rattling off top 25s to open the season. In seven starts he's posted five finishes of T24 or better. With a good mixture of form and history, Henley should be on the radar for gamers this week.
Feb 21 - 11:47 AM

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

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.
Mon, Jul 11, 2016 01:57:00 PM