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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 turned in a 2-under-par 37-33=70 for his second round of the Masters to post 1-under 143 at the midpoint.
The PGA TOUR sophomore missed the cut in his debut last year following a second-round 81, but he's six strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead today and will play on. Henley squared three bogeys, including a 6 at the 15th hole, but he converted five birdies. The set featured 2s on both par 3s on the inward nine. Apr 11 - 4:33 PM

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Russell Henley fired a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round of the Shell Houston Open to join Rory McIlroy in the clubhouse lead at 8-under 280.

The University of Georgia product circled seven birdies, including a 54'4" effort on the 18th hole to end his day, to just one bogey on his lap around Golf Club of Houston. He was especially long off the tee this week, averaging 310.4 yards, and his GIR clip of 75 percent was among the best in the field. this tournament. He now turns his attention to Augusta National for the Masters.
Apr 6 - 1:36 PM

Russell Henley will have a second crack at the Golf Club of Houston at this week's Shell Houston Open.

Last year resulted in a T45 after an up-and-down week for Henley. The youngster turns 25 years of age next Saturday, giving him one more chance to crack three PGA TOUR wins before hitting the quarter-century mark.
Apr 2 - 12:39 PM

Russell Henley has qualified for this week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship via the Official World Golf Ranking.

Henley's victory at The Honda Classic boosted him to 46th in the updated OWGR. The top 50 tonight gained entry into the field at Trump National Doral; he was the only golfer to climb inside the bubble this weekend. A total of 69 golfers qualified for the WGC-Cadillac. Henley tied for 28th as a PGA TOUR rookie in last year's edition.
Mar 2 - 10:46 PM

Russell Henley captured victory at The Honda Classic in a four-man playoff.

Henley played alongside Rory McIlroy in the finale, and both players struggled. The University of Georgia product had a quiet front nine at PGA National, trading a birdie for a bogey. Turning his attention towards the back, he erased bogeys at the 10th and 12th holes with birdies on 13 and 14. It seemed as if all was lost when he rinsed his tee shot at the par-3 15th leading to a double bogey. However, Henley parred in for a 2-over 35-37=72 to post 8-under 272. With McIlroy, Russell Knox and Ryan Palmer joining him on the 18th tee for the playoff, Henley was the only man to hit the green in two and holed the only birdie of the bunch. With this victory he is exempt into the Masters, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship. He'll also likely move into the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking tonight and crack the field at this week's WGC-Cadillac Championship.
Mar 2 - 6:31 PM

Russell Henley spun a 2-under-par 26-32=68 in the third round of The Honda Classic and is alone in second at 10-under 200.

Henley was even on his round at PGA National when he stood over his second shot on the par-4 14th, just off the fairway in the intermediate cut. He landed his 150-yard approach just inches behind the cup, and it spun back and hopped in for an eagle on the first bounce. He would then trade a bogey on the par-3 15th for a birdie at the par-3 17th. A sophomore on the PGA TOUR, he trails by two strokes and will try and chase down McIlroy for his second PGA TOUR win. Henley's first came at the 2013 Sony Open.
Mar 1 - 5:31 PM

Russell Henley answered his sparkling, bogey-free 64 in the opening round of The Honda Classic with a 2-under-par 35-33=68 in today's second round to post 8-under 132.

He signed his card alone in second place three strokes off Rory McIlroy's 36-hole clubhouse lead. Henley traded four birdies with two bogeys today, but saved another square with a seven-yard hole-out for par from the rough at the par-4 12th. His longest par breakers measured 12 feet and 10'4" at Nos. 13 and 16, respectively.
Feb 28 - 1:14 PM

Russell Henley spun a bogey-free, 6-under-par 30-34=64 in his opening round of The Honda Classic.

We alluded to it on Tuesday, that the conjunction of Henley's success at PGA National and that it's a par 70 may mean something this week. Sure enough, he came out firing, splitting nine (of 14) fairways and standing over 17 opportunities to break par. He did so six times, including on his first four holes and five of his first six. Henley opened with a birdie conversion from 17'11" at the par-4 10th. His early spurt also included a 13'5" hole-out for birdie at 13. His last birdie of the round occurred at the par-3 fifth from 21'4". He signed his card sitting just one off the clubhouse lead. This is his lowest round since opening last year's Humana Challenge with the same.
Feb 27 - 5:59 PM

Russell Henley returns for a second crack at The Honda Classic with his form in relative shambles.

This time last year, Henley was riding high in his rookie season after winning the Sony Open to kick off the year. He's currently fighting a sophomore slump, making just five of nine cuts in 2013-14 and failing to crack a top 50 with the exception of a 27th at the 30-man Hyundai Tournament of Champions. He tied for 13th here last year, and tended to play par-70 layouts well in general in 2013. If he's going to find something positive in his game, this might be the place.
Feb 25 - 10:03 PM

Russell Henley opened his title defense of the Sony Open in Hawaii with a 3-over-par 35-38=73.

Considering he twirled a trio of 63s and a 67 at Waialae last year, today's effort is seriously disappointing. It just wasn't surprising given his form over the last several months. Whether he had recovered from an illness that forced him out of Wednesday's Pro-Am was an issue is irrelevant because he didn't withdraw from the tournament proper. Henley split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation today, but converted only two birdies and squared a bogey (at the par-3 fourth) and a pair of two-putt doubles at holes 10 and 11.
Jan 9 - 11:58 PM

Russell Henley withdrew from today's Pro-Am at the Sony Open in Hawaii due to an unspecified illness, according to's Jason Sobel.

The defending champ completed 12 holes before walking off. He's gone 14 consecutive starts without a top 25, so he was already considered cool in most fantasy formats. His drought includes a solo 27th at last week's debut at Kapalua where only 30 golfers teed it up. By virtue of his title at Waialae last year, Henley is fully exempt on the PGA TOUR through next season, so the urgency to retain his status isn't quite what it was when he broke through. This may or may not influence his inability to contend, but there's no question that he's still an emerging talent and potentially explosive investment.
Jan 8 - 6:17 PM

Russell Henley captured the 2013 Sony Open in the first start of his rookie season and returns to Waialae Country Club in an effort to defend.

Henley birdied his final five holes last year to claim a three-stroke victory over Tim Clark. His 2013-14 season is off to a rocky start, making three of four cuts, with his best finish a 27th at last week's Hyundai Tournament of Champions. While it's hard to give him a ringing endorsement based on form and the pressures of defending, if nothing else this will serve as an excellent litmus in terms of the state of his game.
Jan 7 - 9:30 PM

Russell Henley returns to Hawaii for his first start in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Henley earned his spot in the field by virtue of winning the Sony Open in the first start of his rookie season of 2013. While Waialae CC and the Kapalua Resort Plantation Course have next to nothing in common, his ability to make birdies and attack could still render him a threat this week. If nothing else, gamers could get a peek at his form heading into his title defense next week.
Jan 1 - 1:13 PM

Russell Henley has been removed from the published field of this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Henley has cashed in two of three starts this season, but neither went for a top 60. He's now gone 13 consecutive starts without a top 25.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 11:28:00 AM

Russell Henley has reached the third leg of the FedExCup Playoffs at the BMW Championship.

The rookie stands 43rd in the FEC standings, and his last top 10 came all the way back at the Memorial in the form of a T6. No matter the outcome this week at Conway Farms, his season was deemed a success the moment he won the Sony Open to begin the season. In order to make it to the TOUR Championship, he'll need to carve out his fourth top 10 of the season.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 09:44:00 PM