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Russell Henley

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

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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. Jul 11 - 1:57 PM

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Russell Henley carded a 3-under-par 32-35=67 in the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic for a 72-hole tally of 7-under 273, up five spots to T7 with play still in progress.

The 27-year-old was making his third appearance with a previous best of T27 on debut in 2013. He began the finale on 4-under (T12) after posting rounds of 68-68-70. The Georgia native striped nine (of 14) fairways and peppered 16 greens in regulation, currently T1 in the latter at 75.00 percent (54/72). He circled five, including three straight on holes 2-4, to outpace a pair of 3-putt bogeys on 11 and 12. The highlight came just prior, canning a 39'0" bomb for birdie-3 at the 10th. This is Henley's fourth top 10 of the season in 18 starts and first since a season-best T5 at the Houston Open.
Jun 12 - 7:54 PM

Russell Henley had a roller-coaster of a round two on his way toward a 2-under-par 35-33=68, matching his first navigation of TPC Southwind to reach 4-under 136 on the week.

Henley had his putter locked in from long distance, but struggled from time-to-time on those 6-to-10 footers today. He splashed home six putts from outside 10 feet, the longest being a 30'3" birdie bomb at the par-4 18th hole just before making the turn. The most crucial putt might have come three holes earlier, though, saving par from 12'2" after finding water off the tee. Henley's fate often rides of the ebbs and flows of his flat stick, so it's a promising sign to see him currently ranked 22nd in the field in strokes gained putting.
Jun 10 - 1:41 PM

Russell Henley put on a ball-striking clinic on his way to a bogey-free, 4-under-par 33-35=68 during the first round of the Memorial.

The Georgia Bulldog striped 13 (of 14) fairways and landed all but two greens in regulation. Despite his great tee-to-green play, he circled just four birdies as his putter was a bit stubborn. On the day, he didn't drop a putt from outside of 9'5" and walked off the course losing 0.117 strokes with the flat stick. Henley posted a T6 in his 2013 Memorial debut but has returned with two straight missed cuts. This first round effort would lead us to believe a return to the top 10 might be in the cards this week.
Jun 2 - 2:28 PM

Russell Henley owns a pair of top 25s on his PLAYERS resume, and returns this week for another crack at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.

The Georgia Bulldog really struggled once the calendar struck 2016. He missed the cut in six of seven starts to open the year but he's recently regained some form. It all started with a T5 at the Shell Houston Open, but he's also collected two more top 40s over his last three starts. More importantly, his last two appearances at THE PLAYERS have yielded T24 and T17 finishes. Despite the struggles earlier this year, Henley ranks 21st in the all-around ranking and may fly in under-the-radar this week.
May 11 - 9:34 PM

Russell Henley painted a 4-under-par 35-32=67 in today's second round of the RBC Heritage for a two-day total of 3-under 139, up 47 spots on the live leaderboard to T11, three adrift of 36-hole tri-leaders Kevin Chappell, Jason Day and Charley Hoffman.

The newly-minted 27-year-old (Apr. 12th) is making his third RBC appearance with T6 in 2013 and missed cuts in 2014 and 2015. He began the week with a two-birdie three-bogey 72, but bounced back with five circles to overshadow a lone blemish on the par-5 fifth (failed sand save). The South Carolina resident split nine (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, the latter was double his output in round one. He went off 10 tee and circled three bombs on his first half, including a 33-footer at 14, a 34-footer at 16, and a 29-footer at the par-4 18th to turn 3-under. Henley added back-to-back birdies on holes 2 and 3 from 8'3" and 6'10", respectively, to complete his scoring and post 3.311 in strokes gained: putting for the round.
Apr 15 - 6:18 PM

Russell Henley settled for a 1-under-par 33-38=71 in the final round of the Shell Houston Open and a four-day total of 11-under 277, down two spots on the leaderboard and into a two-way T5, four swings back of champion Jim Herman.

On the plus side, this was Henley's first made cut in his last six starts and his third straight top 10 at the Shell. On the flip side, he led by one on 13-under total after turning in bogey-free 3-under 33, but came home in a three-bogey one-birdie 38. The 26-year-old, looking for his third TOUR title (88th pro start) and first since the 2014 Honda Classic, began his final frame in a three-way T3, just one adrift. He circled birdies on holes 3, 4 and 7, including a 25-footer at the par-4 third and a 20'1" roll on the par-3 seventh, but added just one more over his final 13 holes. Henley's T5 is a season best on 11 events, eclipsing a T6 (RSM) back in November, and his third overall in 2015-16.
Apr 3 - 8:23 PM

Russell Henley rode a hole-out eagle-2 to a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in today's third round of the Shell Houston Open and a three-day total of 10-under 206, up five on the leaderboard to T3, one back of co-leaders Jim Herman and Jamie Lovemark.

After opening his fourth Shell in 70-68, Henley began his third frame in a four-way T8, four adrift of 36-hole leader Charley Hoffman. Playing out of the third-to-last threesome, he began with the hole-out-2 from 121 yards out on the par-4 first. The University of Georgia alum added back-to-back birdies on holes 3 and 4, the former a 26'8" roll, before taking two to get out of a greenside bunker and squaring bogey on the par-3 seventh, turning in 3-under. He dropped two further shots on the par-4 11th after hitting his tee shot in the water and was in danger of losing touch with the leaders. The 26-year-old, who celebrates his b-day on Apr. 12th, regained his composure and played his final seven holes in blemish-free 3-under, circling birdies on 12, 15 and 17. He needs a win this week in order to keep his Masters streak intact, having competed in each of the last three.
Apr 2 - 7:34 PM

Russell Henley hopped on the birdie train in round two of the Shell Houston Open, submitting a 4-under-par 35-33=68 to reach the midpoint at 6-under 138.

The Georgia Bulldog went about his business on the front nine, trading two birdies with one bogey. The highlight of his outward nine came at the par-3 seventh when he landed his tee ball just two inches from the cup for a near-ace. Henley birdied four of his first four holes on the back nine, sinking 99'8" of putts over the five-hole stretch. He arrived with top 10s in both of his previous two starts here at the Golf Club of Houston and is well on his way to another strong finish this week.
Apr 1 - 3:59 PM

Russell Henley finds himself in a rut ahead of this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Henley arrives at Bay Hill on the heels of four straight missed cuts, 5-of-6 missed cuts since the start of 2016. This stretch of golf is very uncharacteristic of Henley who finished the 2014-15 season with just four missed cuts in 24 starts. Gamers looking to go the course history route won't get too excited, either, as he's 1-for-3 in his API career. The two-time PGA TOUR winner always possesses high upside, but he comes with a lot of risk at the moment.
Mar 15 - 9:41 AM

Russell Henley hoisted the hardware at the 2014 Honda Classic and makes his way back this week for another crack at PGA National's Champion Course.

The Georgia Bulldog arrives amidst a slump, missing the cut in three of his last fours starts, adding a T49 at the CareerBuilder Challenge in between. With a week of rest on his side, Henley should be rejuvenated as he returns to a venue where he's won and also sports a T13 on his resume. Course history should trump recent form in Henley's case this week, and gamers should at least consider the two-time PGA TOUR winner as they fill out their fantasy rosters.
Feb 23 - 3:17 PM

Russell Henley returns to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am after finishing T52 in his tournament debut in 2014.

Henley has yet to re-show his face on the leaderboard since T6 at the RSM back in November. He's made three starts following the seven-week holiday break posting a missed cut at the Sony, T49 (CareerBuilder) and missed cut (by two) at last week's Phoenix Open (73-71). The 26-year-old's last (of two) wins on TOUR came in a playoff at the 2014 Honda Classic, 49 starts ago. He tied low amateur at the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links (T16 with Scott Langley) posting rounds of 73-74-72-73 for 8-over 292.
Feb 9 - 7:56 PM

Russell Henley hoisted the hardware in his 2013 Sony Open debut and returns this week for a fourth look at Waialae Country Club.

The University of Georgia Bulldog posted rounds of 63-63-67-63 during his first start in Honolulu, Hawaii. It was also his first start as an official member of the PGA TOUR. He cleared the runner-up, Tim Clark, by three strokes, and the third-place co-finishers (Charles Howell III and Scott Langley) by seven. Henley suffered a winner's hangover in his attempt at a Sony title defense (T51) but bounced back with a T17 last year. Gamers should not be afraid to target him and his 66.83 Waialae CC scoring average.
Jan 11 - 11:05 PM

Russell Henley went 3-for-3 in the 2015 portion of the season and opens 2016 coming off consecutive top-10 finishes.

Henley began 2015-16 with T41 at the before ripping off a solo 10th at the Shriners and a T6 at The RSM Classic on rounds of 66-72-68-65. He ranks eighth on TOUR in scoring average (69.578) despite being 112th in birdie average. After collecting titles in each of his first two seasons on TOUR, the 26-year-old went winless last season on 24 starts, his season-best T3 at the 34-man Hyundai TOC was among four that went into the top-10 category. The Georgia Bulldog also put 11 in the top-25 bucket on 20 made cuts, so he's a steady performer in virtually all formats.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 05:43:00 PM

Georgia native Russell Henley rallied to a 5-under-par 35-30=65 in the final round of The RSM Classic to wrap his third appearance at 11-under 271, up 29 places with play still in progress.

After opening bogey-free 4-under 66 on the Seaside Course, Henley chased with even-par 72 (Plantation Course) and 2-under 68 back on Seaside. With the field going off split tees in the finale, Henley went out in the first threesome off No. 1 tee. In yesterday's loop, off the 10th tee, his first nine went bogey-free 4-under before a double bogey, bogey run at Nos. 2 and 3 stalled his momentum. Today's loop began on 6-under (T34) and he was birdie-less 2-over thru seven holes after bogeys on two and six. The Georgia Bulldog broke the ice with birdie-3 (from 4'4") at the eighth and chased with birdie from 8'9" on the the par-4 ninth to turn even. After the break, he added circles on 10 (from 26'10") and another at 11 from 12'8" for four straight. The 26-year-old dropped a 22-footer at 14 for birdie-3 before an 11'10" eagle-3 at the 15th completed his scoring at T5 on the live leaderboard. Henley went T4 here last year and T65/2014.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 02:06:00 PM