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Russell Henley

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 185

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Playing out of the final twosome with leader Paul Casey (72), World No. 55 Russell Henley backed up with a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round of the Travelers Championship to finish up his second appearance (T11/2016) on 13-under 267, falling four spots into a season-best T6, four short of champion and fellow Georgia Bulldog Bubba Watson, who shot 63.
After kicking off with 66-65-67, the 29-year-old began in solo 2nd, four back. He hit 12 (of 14) fairways, T1 for the week in that stat, and 14 greens in regulation, No. 1 in that stat at 86.11 percent (62/72), but lost strokes approaching and around-the-green in R4 (-0.818). The Georgia alum conjured two birdies at holes 6 and 11 (from 39'6"), outpacing bogey-6 at 13 (3-putt from 28'5"). He posted a commercial 1.929 putts per GIR and -0.299 SG: Putting, needing 31 total putts. For the week, Henley tallied 15 birdies against just two bogeys, No. 1 in the latter. He improves to 13-for-17 on the season with seven top 25s, two straight, and two top 10s, bettering a T8 at the Houston Open seven starts ago. Jun 24 - 7:45 PM

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Playing out of the penultimate twosome, World No. 55 Russell Henley navigated a bogey-free, 3-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of the Travelers Championship for a 54-hole tally of 12-under 198, good for solo 2nd and four in arrears of leader Paul Casey, who fired a week-low 62. UPDATE: Henley will play with Casey out of the final twosome in R4, heading out at 2:00 PM ET.

This is the Georgia alum's highest position thru 54 holes since solo 3rd (and four back) at the 2017 Houston Open, which he went on to win by three with 7-under 65. That's his most recent (of three) TOUR titles in 147 events and came 33 starts ago. After kicking off with 66-65, the 29-year-old began T2, one back of leader Brian Harman. He found 12 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, losing 0.547 strokes on approach but gaining 1.174 around-the-green and 0.797 off-the-tee. The South Carolina resident carded three birdies at holes 2, 11 and 13, two from between 20 and 32 feet, recording 1.786 putts per GIR and 0.685 SG: Putting with 29 total putts. Thru 54 holes, he's the only player with multiple bogey-free rounds (2), and has just one blemish, a bogey-5 that came 42 holes ago.
Jun 23 - 6:28 PM

World No. 55 Russell Henley smoothed a bogey-free, 5-under-par 32-33=65 in the second round of the Travelers Championship for a 36-hole tally of 9-under 131, up seven places into a three-way T2, one back of leader and fellow Georgia Bulldog Brian Harman. UPDATE: Henley will play out of the penultimate twosome in R3 with Zach Johnson.

This is the 29-year-old's second appearance after T11 in 2016, where he was a 36-hole co-leader (68-65-65-73). He checked in this week off a T25 at the U.S. Open, his second straight top 25 in a major, and a T29 at the Memorial. The South Carolina resident opened with a five-birdie, one-bogey 66 on 16 greens in regulation, and hit all 18 greens on Day 2, the second time he's accomplished that in 148 career events. The last time was at the 2013 Sony in his third career start and pro debut, also in R2, and went on to win by three. Henley gained 3.622 on approach today and is No. 1 in that stat (5.598) as well as GIR at 94.44 percent (34/36). He carded five birdies at holes 1, 3, 4, 10 and 13, two from between 13 and 20 feet, posting 1.778 putts per GIR and 0.939 SG: Putting with 32 total putts.
Jun 22 - 6:50 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, overnight co-leader and World No. 58 Russell Henley stumbled to a 3-over-par 39-34=73 in the second round of the 118th U.S. Open for a 36-hole total of 2-over 142, down nine places on the live leaderboard to T10, six short of clubhouse leader Dustin Johnson, who shot 67.

After opening with 69, the 29-year-old was one of four co-leaders, along with Johnson. It was his third 18-hole lead/co-lead in 147 events and first after 18 holes in 22 major appearances. On 11 (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, the Georgia alum went out in 1-under, outpacing bogey-5 at 14 with birdie-3s at 10 and 12 (from 16'7"), but came home in 4-over, outbalancing a third and final birdie at the par-5 5th with two bogeys at 7 and 9, and triple bogey-7 at 3. He recorded 1.700 putt per GIR with 29 total putts.
Jun 15 - 1:07 PM

Russell Henley roared out of the gate at the 118th U.S. Open Championship, carding a 1-under-par 32-37=69 during the first round, good for an early share of the clubhouse lead with play starting to wind down.

The Georgia Bulldog kept the ball in front of him all day, missing just one fairway on his way around Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. That helped set up 12 greens in regulation. The most notable highlight came at the par-5 fifth where he splashed home a 26'5" eagle putt, one of just five eagles recorded at the moment. Henley would add a 37'2" birdie bomb just two holes later and even holed out from 51'5" for birdie at the 12th. Despite all the highlights, this round could have gone even lower considering he missed five putts from inside 10 feet, a pair from inside five. If this co-lead holds then it'd go in the books as Henley's third career first-round lead or co-lead (2015 Tournament of Champions, 2017 NORTHERN TRUST). Making his seventh U.S. Open start, his best finish at this tournament is a T16 which came in his 2010 debut while playing as an amateur.
Jun 14 - 6:57 PM

Russell Henley returns to action this weekend at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte.

Henley is making his first appearance on the TOUR since finishing 15th at the Masters, and he will be looking for his sixth consecutive cut made. He isn't a bomber off the tee, but he doesn't have to be at Quail Hollow. He is very accurate, ranking 16th in Driving Accuracy Percentage and an impressive 23rd in Greens In Regulation. He is a decent scrambler, and the one glaring hole in his game is on the putting surface. If he can at least be adequate with the putter he could make some noise this weekend.
May 2 - 11:48 PM

Russell Henley is prepping for becoming a father in the next few weeks but first, he'll turn his attention to Augusta National Golf Club for this week's Masters Tournament. UPDATE: Henley and his wife, Teil, welcomed their son (Robert) into the world on Monday night.

The Georgia Bulldog stormed the Golf Club of Houston on Sunday to backdoor a top 10 while playing the role of defending champ. Before the start of that event he shared the news on his upcoming plans, "He's due April 15th and I'm excited to meet him." when asked about the baby on the way for him and his wife. That does leave the door open for a potential mid-tournament WD this week, if the baby arrives early. However, if the baby sticks to the due date, Henley will be fine and he will have a chance to improve for a fifth straight year at Augusta National. After an MC on debut, he's returned to post finishes of T31-21-T11. If he manages to maintain that trend of improving returns then he'll have nowhere to go except for the top 10.
Apr 3 - 8:40 AM

Defending champ and World No. 56 Russell Henley fired a 7-under-par 34-31=65 in the final round of the Houston Open to conclude on 13-under 275, up 41 places on the live leaderboard to T7 and good for the low round of the day thus far. UPDATE: With play completed, Henley's 65 was the low round and he finished T8.

Henley shot this same score -- also the day's low -- out of the final group last year to come from four back and win by three on 20-under. The win, his third, ended a 37-month drought and punched his ticket to Augusta. The Georgia alum's card showed a career-best 10 birdies against one bogey and one double, and rode that to a T11 at the Masters, a still-career-best in a now 20 major events. This year, he posted rounds of 69-71-70-65 and is on the verge of a fifth straight top 10 in six appearances. For the week, the 28-year-old totaled 21 birdies versus six bogeys and one double; eight circles, one square in the finale. He'll head to the Masters for a fifth visit where he's posted two straight top 25s. Henley and his wife are expecting a baby on April 15th, two weeks from today.
Apr 1 - 3:33 PM

Russell Henley has feasted on the Golf Club of Houston over the years and returns this week for a chance to defend his title at the Houston Open.

The Georgia Bulldog circled 27 birdies last year en route to a three-shot victory at this event. It was a good all-around performance but the putter was the clear weapon of choice. By week's end, he gained 12.5 strokes putting over the field, splashing home 541'10" worth of putts along the way. Success at this venue is nothing new for Henley who entered last year with three straight top 7s already on his Houston resume. His form is not quite as steady this time around (3 top 25s on the season instead of 6 before last year's win) but it's hard to ignore this kind of elite course history. Gamers should consider him in all formats this week but also be careful not to overpay based on history alone.
Mar 27 - 12:22 PM

Past champ and World No. 55 Russell Henley pieced together an even-par 33-37=70 in the second round of The Honda Classic to post 2-under 138, up three spots on the live leaderboard to T5, one shy of early clubhouse leader Luke List. UPDATE: With play completed, Henley is T3, one short of co-leaders List and Jamie Lovemark, and will play out of the penultimate twosome in R3.

The Georgia alum was solo 2nd thru 36 holes (on 10-under) when he won here in 2014, his second (of three) TOUR titles. He raced out today with three straight circles at holes 1-3, each from between 11 and 28 feet, but then played his final 15 holes in 3-over, overshadowing a walk-off birdie-4 (from 28 inches) with bogey-5s at 4 (3-putt from 23'10") and 12, and double bogey-5 at 17 (tee ball in the water). The 28-year-old striped 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation, recording 1.177 SG: Off-the-Tee but -0.558 SG: Approach and -0.951 SG: Around-the-Green. He posted 1.750 putts per GIR and 1.918 SG: Putting with 28 total putts.
Feb 23 - 12:53 PM

Russell Henley turned on the scoring machine in round one of The Honda Classic, signing for a 2-under-par 33-35=68 which places him two off the early pacesetters at the top.

The 2014 Honda champ kicked off his day on the back nine with a bogey-birdie start. He would add back-to-back birdies at 13 and 14 before dropping back-to-back shots at 16 and 17. The highlight of the round came after the turn at the par-5 third hole. It was here that he stiffed his 251-yard approach shot to 4'6" and slammed it home for an eagle. Henley walked off the course gaining 2.681 strokes approaching-the-green and picked up another 1.842 strokes with the flat stick. Since winning this event, PGA National has not been as kind to the Georgia Bulldog (T44-MC-T43) but he's off the the races this week, currently tied for a piece of eighth place.
Feb 22 - 5:48 PM

Past champ and World No. 46 Russell Henley, a pre-tourney 28/1 outright, battled to a 3-under-par 35-32=67 in the second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii but at 1-under 72-67=139, missed the cut by one stroke.

A total of 76 pros from a field of 143 pros and one amateur made the cut of 2-under 138, 14 (T63) on the number. Henley was previously 4-for-5 at the Sony with three top 20s, including his first (of three) TOUR titles at the 2013 edition during his rookie season. He arrived this week off a T17 at the Sentry TOC and ends a streak of 13 consecutive made cuts, which ranked 9th on TOUR, last missing the cut at the FedEx St. Jude last June. Beginning off No. 10 tee, the 28-year-old was bogey-free 4-under thru 11 holes, added a fifth birdie at 7 and walked off with eagle-3 at 9 from 8'0", but a run of bogey, double bogey-5 and bogey at 3-5 did him in. Other notables to exit early: 139- Jamie Lovemark; 2016 champ Fabian Gomez .. 140- 2-time past champ Jimmy Walker .. 141- Sean O'Hair; Luke List; Chris Stroud; Bill Haas; Peter Uihlein .. 142- Kevin Na; Harold Varner III.
Jan 12 - 11:40 PM

Russell Henley heads back to Hawaii in hopes of adding another trophy to his resume at this week's Sentry Tournament of Champions.

The Georgia Bulldog is often hit-or-miss for fantasy gamers but he often hits when traveling to coastal courses. That includes a win at the 2013 Sony Open in Hawaii and a T3 during the 2015 edition of this week's event. More recently, Henley's play is a bit middling. He's posted finishes of T25 or worse in eight of his last nine starts. Of course, there was a T3 mixed in there, coming at the Playoff-ending TOUR Championship. Henley earned his seat into the field this week with a win at the 2017 Shell Houston Open. It was his third career PGA TOUR victory and he's now made the trip to Maui after all three wins. Gamers shouldn't be surprised to see him in the top 5 (or the bottom 5) on the leaderboard by week's end.
Jan 2 - 1:21 PM

World No. 51 Russell Henley painted a day-low bogey-free 5-under-par 31-34=65 in the final round of the TOUR Championship to post 10-under 270, up six spots on the live leaderboard to solo 3rd, one back of 72-hole clubhouse leader Justin Thomas. UPDATE: With play completed, Henley finished T3, two shy of champion Xander Schauffele, and a career-best 13th in the FedExCup standings.

After kicking off in 67-71-67, the Georgia native began T9 on 5-under, seven adrift of 54-hole leader Paul Casey. Playing out of the fifth-to-last twosome, he landed 10 (of 14) fairways and pelted 15 greens in regulation, gaining 1.067 strokes approaching-the-green and 0.494 tee-to-green. The Georgia alum circled five, four in his first eight holes, at 1, 3, 4, 8 and 18, all five from between 10 and 25 feet. He posted 1.667 putts per GIR and 4.369 SG: Putting, needing 28 total putts. This was Henley's second appearance (12th/2014) and will be his fifth top 10 of the season in 27 starts. He's projected to pop 15 places to a career-best 12th in the FedExCup standings. It's Henley's second top 10 in 16 overall Playoffs events, joining T2 at the 2014 Deutsche Bank.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 05:26:00 PM

World No. 51 Russell Henley birdied his final three holes en route to a 3-under-par 35-32=67 in the third round of the TOUR Championship to post 5-under 205, up six places to solo 12th with play still in progress.

After opening with 67-71, the Georgia alum began T18 on 2-under. He hit 11 (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, losing 0.241 strokes approaching-the-green, 0.747 around-the-green, and 1.020 tee-to-green. The 28-year-old squared five bogeys at holes 1, 4, 7, 11 and 15, all failed scrambles, outpaced by eagle-3 at 6 (from 4'1") and six birdies at 3, 12, 13 and 16-18, two from between 14 and 21 feet. He posted 1.300 putts per GIR and 3.161 SG: Putting with just 24 total putts. The South Carolina resident is currently No. 1 in putts per GIR with a cumulative 1.543.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 05:09:00 PM