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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 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

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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.
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

Russell Henley outlasted everyone at last year's Honda Classic to secure his second career PGA TOUR victory and is back for a chance to defend this week.

Henley settled for a 2-over-par 72 on Sunday but it was good enough in the end. Fast forward to 2014-15 and Henley is six-for-six with a pair of top fives already to his name. The flat stick has been efficient as he currently sits at ninth place in strokes gained:putting. Henley should continue is fine play this week at PGA National but expecting him to repeat would just be foolish.
Feb 24 - 9:07 PM

Russell Henley fired a bogey-free 6-under-par 34-31=65 in the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to establish the early clubhouse lead at 8-under 205.

Henley circled just one birdie on the front nine at TPC Scottsdale, and it fell from 12 feet on the par-3 fourth hole, He heated up on the back with five more birdies, highlighted by an 11'4" effort on the par-4 10th hole. The irons were solid, as he landed 14 GIR. The flat stick wasn't bad either, picking up over two strokes with the putter. He will try and take it deep in Sunday's finale in an effort to nab the third win of his young PGA TOUR career.
Jan 31 - 3:31 PM

Russell Henley finished with a flurry to post a 3-under-par 36-31=67 in the final round of the Sony Open.

The 2013 winner of this event squared a bogey to go with 12 pars on his first 13 holes at Waialae Country Club in the final round before circling four birdies in his final five holes. He finished the week at 10-under 270 and is in line for a top-25 finish. His 15'3" birdie on the par-4 16th was the highlight of his round.
Jan 18 - 6:22 PM

Russell Henley heated up late in his final round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions for a 6-under-par 36-31=67 and joins Jason Day in the clubhouse lead at 20-under 272.

Henley was really struggling early in his final navigation of The Plantation Course at Kapalua, squaring one bogey and tapping in seven pars on his first eight holes. Once it seemed that he was out of the tournament, he responded with seven birdies over his final 10 holes, including each of his last five. Three of those fell from longer than 11 feet, with a 28'3" bomb on the difficult par-4 17th shining the brightest. He needs a little help behind him if he is to secure a victory, as Jimmy Walker is one stroke ahead of him with one hole remaining.
Jan 12 - 8:08 PM

Russell Henley managed a 3-under-par 34-36=70 in the third round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and is tied for fifth with Brendon Todd at 14-under 205.

Henley couldn't get out of his own way, with three birdies interrupting his six birdies. The mid-ranged putting was solid, as three of his six birdies fell from between nine and 12 feet. Perhaps that is why he leads the tournament in strokes gained: putting at a 5.781 clip. Already a winner in Hawaii at the Sony Open in 2013, he will try to nab his third PGA TOUR win on Monday.
Jan 11 - 9:37 PM

Overnight leader Russell Henley chased his opening 65 at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions with a 3-under-par 36-34=70 to reach the midpoint in 11-under 135.

He opened par-bogey at Kapalua today, but recovered to play out the string in bogey-free 4-under with four birdies. In addition to 4s on the par-5 fifth and 15th holes, Henley poured in birdies from 14'5" and 11'4" at the par-4 10th and 13th, respectively. He signed his card as one of four co-leaders entering Sunday's third round.
Jan 10 - 7:15 PM

Russell Henley blitzed The Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort for a bogey-free, 8-under-par 31-34=65 in his opening round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, good for sole possession of the overnight lead.

Henley finished alone in 27th place here last year, but that was last year. Today, he created 16 opportunities to break par and converted on half of those, all for birdie. The show started with a conversion from 21'5" at the par-4 first hole. He rolled in a birdie from the fringe 10 yards out at 7. Back on the surface at 12, his try from 25-and-a-half feet disappeared, as did his look from 21'8" at 16. His most challenging hole was the par-5 15th. After a good drive, Henley found trouble with his second and took a drop, but he'd eventually bury his par save from 12'4". At the time he signed his spotless card, he also led the field in strokes gained: putting at 3.763.
Jan 9 - 9:24 PM