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Russell Henley

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185

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World No. 57 Russell Henley twirled a bogey-free 5-under-par 35-32=67 on Moving Day at the 117th U.S. Open to post 8-under 208, up 14 spots on the live leaderboard to T5, three shy of 54-hole clubhouse leader Justin Thomas.
This is the 28-year-old's sixth U.S. Open with one previous top 25, a T16 in 2010 (Pebble Beach) while still an amateur. It's his 18th overall major appearance with six prior top 25s, including a best of T11 at this year's Masters. The Georgia alum, winner of this season's Shell Houston Open, kicked off in 71-70 and is getting progressively better as the week goes on. His 67 today featured five birdies on 11 (of 14) fairways and 16 greens in regulation, and is the only blemish-free lap of the day thus far. Henley opened with seven straight pars and then ticked Nos. 8, 10, 13, 15 and 18, walking off with a 17-footer for birdie-4. Jun 17 - 6:15 PM

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Russell Henley coasted to a bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-33=66 during the opening round of the RBC Heritage, finding himself just one stroke off the early pacesetter Luke Donald. UPDATE: Donald would later get passed by Bud Cauley who shot a bogey-free, 8-under 63, placing Henley three off the pace.

The Georgia Bulldog entered the week fresh off a WIN and T11 over the last two weeks. It could have been forgiven if he showed a bit of fatigue this week, but that's not the case so far as he split 10 (of 14) fairways today and then landed 13 greens in regulation. Henley was smooth with the putter, as well, draining a 29'8" birdie bomb early in his round at the par-4 13th and then adding three more putts from the 6-to-9 foot range before his round was over. After the round he cited a lightened workload in terms of tournament prep this week to explain his lack of fatigue, opting for rest instead. Gamers should continue to ride this hot streak while it lasts. There are currently no holes in his game.
Apr 13 - 1:00 PM

World No. 61 Russell Henley submitted a 3-under-par 34-35=69 after the final round of the 81st Masters to finish up on 1-under 287, up eight spots to T13 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Henley finished T11, assuring himself a return trip next year, and posts a new career best in majors.

The 27-year-old, who celebrates his birthday in three days, was the final invitee to this week's festivities, claiming the "win and you're in" moniker with a come-from-behind victory at last week's Shell Houston Open. This was his fourth appearance and he's gotten better each time with a previous-best 21st place in 2015. It was the Georgia alum's 17th overall major appearance and is right on his previous-best mark of T12 at the 2015 PGA Championship (Whistling Straits). He posted rounds of 71-76-71-69, carding 12 birdies versus 13 bogeys, adding one eagle, a hole-out 2 at the par-4 fifth today from 185 yards away.
Apr 9 - 5:10 PM

Russell Henley raced his way around Augusta National Golf Club en route to a 1-under-par 35-36=71 during the opening round of the 81st Masters Tournament, staking his claim for the fastest round of the day.

Henley went out in the first group of the day in a twosome with Daniel Summerhays. They were able to breeze through Augusta National GC in 4 hours 17 minutes. Other than pure speed, this round was also notable thanks to five birdies from Henley, last week's champion at the Shell Houston Open. That includes a circle at the par-5 second hole, which went in the books as the first birdie of the 81st Masters. Henley arrived with good form and there is no slowing him down through one round. With winds expected to get even tougher in the afternoon, the Georgia Bulldog will be happy to sign his card and be done for the day.
Apr 6 - 12:27 PM

World No. 117 Russell Henley enjoyed the low round of the day at the Golf Club of Houston, firing a 7-under-par 33-32=65 and coming from four back to win the Shell Houston Open with a 72-hole tally of 20-under 268, three clear of second- and third-round leader Sung Kang, who shot 72, and punching his ticket to next week's Masters, his fourth.

Ten days shy of his 28th birthday, the Georgia alum wins his third title in 115 career starts (113 pro), first since the 2014 Honda Classic 79 starts ago. At the Honda, he came from two back with 2-over 72, winning in a 4-man playoff, and won the 2013 Sony Open as 54-hole co-leader. Henley began in solo 3rd, four shy of Kang, after opening his fifth SHO in 67-67-69. Playing out of the final threesome with Kang and 18-hole leader Rickie Fowler, he carded a career-best 10 birdies on eight (of 14) fairways and 16 greens in regulation, posting a stellar 1.375 putts per GIR and 2.896 SG: Putting, No. 1 for the week in both of the latter. The South Carolina resident doubled the par-3 ninth, and walked off with bogey-5, but circled Nos. 2, 4, 6-8, 10, 13-15 and 17, five from between 11 and 15 feet with a long of 36'2" at the par-3 14th. This is Henley's fourth straight top 10 at the SHO (third straight top 5) and third top 10 of the season in 11 starts.
Apr 2 - 3:21 PM

Due to expected inclement weather, Sunday's final-round tee times at the Shell Houston Open will be between 7:15 and 9:05 AM (CT) with threesomes off both sets of tees.

Russell Henley has a Sunday reservation in the final group off No. 1 tee after a 3-under-par 35-34=69 and a three-day total of 13-under 203, four back of second- and third-round leader Sung Kang. Playing out of the final threesome today (also), he striped 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, losing 0.941 strokes approaching-the-green but gaining 2.524 on the greens, leading in the latter with a cumulative 9.618 in SGP. The Macon, Georgia, native squared the ninth and 15th, overshadowed by five circles at Nos. 1, 5, 13, and a birdie-birdie finish at 17 and 18. His split featured four conventional, all four from between 11 and 40 feet, adding a 20-footer from the fringe at the par-4 first. Henley has two TOUR wins in 114 career starts, but not since the 2014 Honda Classic, where he came from two back with 2-over 72 and won in a 4-man playoff.
Apr 1 - 7:08 PM

Course specialist Russell Henley had another profitable day at the Shell Houston Open, firing off a 5-under-par 35-32=67 in his second round to reach 10-under 134 at the midpoint and sit T2 with the morning wave nearly done.

With twin 67s, Henley is meeting expectations so far having posted 5-4-7 on his last three starts at the Golf Club of Houston. He's currently six behind runaway leader Sung Kang of Korea but certainly in position to mount a weekend challenge. The two-time PGA TOUR winner had a red-hot putter in round one but today's 67 was built on strong iron play; he hit 15 greens in regulation and the longest of his birdie conversions was 17'4" at No. 13. Henley was quickly into his stride with a kick-in birdie at No. 1 but played out the rest of his front nine with eight straight pars. It was a different story coming home, however, as he ticked 10, 12, 13, 15 and 16 to leap into solo second before a walk-off bogey at 18 (ranked as the hardest hole this week) left him tied with fellow Georgia Bulldog Hudson Swafford.
Mar 31 - 2:35 PM

Russell Henley was bombing putts left and right en route to a 5-under-par 34-33=67 during round one of the Shell Houston Open, entering Friday just three strokes off the current pace set by Rickie Fowler.

Henley arrived with the course horse label, finishing T7 or better in each of his last three visits to the Golf Club of Houston. It's easy to see why after today's round. He didn't have his best iron game today, but he was attacking from long distance on the greens, early and often. Henley splashed home a remarkable five putts from outside 20 feet, with the longest being a 39'8" bomb at the par-4 second. The Georgia Bulldog gained 5.10 strokes putting on the round. Henley will not be able to maintain this torrid pace on the greens, but it gives him a nice head start as he preps for an morning tee time on Friday.
Mar 30 - 8:11 PM

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

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