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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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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. Nov 22 - 2:06 PM

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In his second tournament appearance, Russell Henley enjoyed a final-round 5-under-par 33-33=66 to wrap at 13-under 271, good for a solo tenth-place finish.

Last season, Henley had a nice run of four straight top-20 finishes culminating with a T12 at the PGA Championship, his best result in 14 major appearances. He concluded his third year on TOUR with 72-MC-T49 in the first three events of the Playoffs and a 63rd-place finish in the FedExCup standings, his worst showing. Henley began his fourth season with a T41 at last weeks, where he closed in a disappointing 72-74 after opening in 67-69, T6 thru 36 holes. This week, he opened in similar fashion with 68-69, but played the weekend in 68-66 for his first cash at the Shriners (MC/2014) and first top 10 since solo fifth July 4th weekend at The Greenbrier Classic. In total, he circled four birdies on Sunday to offset a lone bogey, and secured the top 10 with an eagle-3 from 8'0" at the par-5 16th which chased a 20-footer for birdie-3 at 15.
Oct 25 - 9:58 PM

Russell Henley backed up his opening 67 at the Open with a 3-under-par 36-33=69 to post 8-under 136 at the midpoint, one stroke behind the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

After totaling 16 greens in regulation on Thursday, Henley added 14 today. He circled just four birdies, however, including tries from 18'11" and 16'5" at the par-4 fourth and sixth holes, respectively. His only miscue occurred at the par-4 17th where he failed to scramble and settled for a two-putt bogey from eight feet.
Oct 16 - 8:56 PM

Russell Henley carded a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in today's opening round of the Open, finishing four strokes off the clubhouse lead.

After a strong summer, Henley tuckered out in the FedExCup Playoffs and was eliminated after a T49 at the BMW Championship. That's ancient history today. He hit 16 greens in regulation and coaxed in six birdies at Silverado, including a beauty from 22'3" at the par-3 second hole. Alas, while he went 2-for-2 in scrambling, the 26-year-old succumbed to bogey at the par-3 15th where he needed three slaps from inside 15 feet to move on.
Oct 15 - 4:18 PM

Russell Henley heads to Lake Forest, Illinois, in preparation for this week's BMW Championship.

Henley arrives at Conway Farms Golf Club ranked 58th in the FedExCup standings. It will be the third straight appearance at a BMW Championship, as he's made it this far every year since joining the TOUR in 2013. The Georgia Bulldog finished T39 the last time he had a go at Conway Farms. With 11 top 25s on the season, gamers should look for some improvement this time around.
Sep 14 - 6:31 PM

At 10-under-par 68-71-70-69=278, Russell Henley finished in a five-way share of 12th place at the 97th PGA Championship, thus earning an exemption into the 2016 edition.

Henley traded an eagle and four birdies with three bogeys at Whistling Straits today. Not only was this his first payday in three starts in this major, but it's his best finish in 14 career starts in all of the majors. The top 15 and ties today are automatically exempt into the field of 156 at Baltusrol next year. The other qualifiers are as follows: Win--Jason Day (exempt for life) ... 2nd--Jordan Spieth ... 3rd--Branden Grace ... 4th--Justin Rose ... T5--Brooks Koepka; Anirban Lahiri ... T7--George Coetzee; Dustin Johnson; Matt Kuchar ... T10--Tony Finau; Robert Streb ... T12--Martin Kaymer (already exempt for life as a former PGA champion); David Lingmerth; Brandt Snedeker; Brendan Steele.
Aug 16 - 7:19 PM

Russell Henley returned to Whistling Straits this morning to conclude his second round of the 97th PGA Championship.

Henley was one of 57 golfers stranded when a strong thunderstorm ripped through the area on Friday afternoon. It didn't take long for tournament officials to bang play for the day. The restart was at 7:00 p.m. CT today. Henley walked off the par-4 ninth with a bogey, but he posted 5-under 68-71=139 at the break, three shots off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. He converted five birdies in the second round and authored one of the shots of the day with a beauty of a birdie from 73'2" at the par-3 seventh hole.
Aug 15 - 8:22 AM

Russell Henley toured Whistling Straits in 4-under-par 36-32=68 in today's opening round of the 97th PGA Championship.

Solid golf considering he hit only 10 greens in regulation and limited the damage to a lone bogey. After that square at the par-3 third, Henley found five birdies, three of which ranging 14-22 feet. He walked off with respective par saves of 11'10" and 12'11" at Nos. 17 and 18 before signing his card with a share of the clubhouse lead. This is his third start in this tournament, but it's the only major in which he's yet to cash. In fact, the 26-year-old has multiple cuts made in all of the other three, but it was only a matter of time before he reversed the mini-drought.
Aug 13 - 1:43 PM

Russell Henley has withdrawn from this week's Quicken Loans National.

It's likely that he entered thinking that he might need to win the tournament to qualify for next week's World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational, but he snuck into that field by sitting 49th in the Official World Golf Ranking today. So, he'll take this week off and prep for the guaranteed payday in Ohio where he'll be making his third consecutive appearance. Henley is 42nd in the FedExCup standings and figures to be an electric option in the Playoffs.
Jul 27 - 11:38 AM

Russell Henley blitzed St. Andrews for seven birdies en route to a 6-under-par 32-34=66 in today's second round of The Open Championship.

Low scores were not anticipated as recent as last night what with the challenging weather conditions on tap. And Henley hit only 13 greens in regulation today, too, giving even more value to how he executed. He birdied both par 5s and didn't birdie two holes consecutively. His only blemish occurred at the par-3 11th where he squared a 4. But after a disappointing 74 in the lid-lifter, he's now 4-under 140 and just five shots off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Jul 17 - 12:07 PM

Russell Henley smoothed a 7-under-par 31-32=63 in the final round of The Greenbrier Classic to post 12-under 268, good for the early 72-hole clubhouse lead.

Henley, 54th in the FedExCup standings, last made serious noise on TOUR when finishing fourth at the Shell Houston Open at the beginning of April. His season-best is solo third at the 34-man, no-cut Hyundai TOC, the first tournament in calendar-year 2015. Henley began the day at 5-under (T40) and six shots off the pace. The 26-year-old circled nine birdies on his jaunt (he had 11 total thru three rounds), against two bogeys for the low round of the day thus far. His split included three conversions from 20 feet or greater, including a 42'11" bomb at the 14th. For his efforts, he striped 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation, registering a sparkling 1.400 putts per GIR. Henley, T30 at his 2013 Greenbrier debut, has two career wins on the PGA TOUR (72 prior starts), the last coming at The Honda Classic in 2014.
Jul 5 - 3:09 PM

Russell Henley is swinging a hot club ahead of this week's Memorial in Dublin, Ohio.

The Georgia Bulldog is 14-for-15 on the season, including top 25s in four of his last six starts. His track record at Muirfield Village GC is thin, yet impressive, as he finished T6 in his 2013 debut before missing the cut last year. It's also worth noting that one of his two career victories came at PGA National Golf Club which is another Jack Nicklaus designed track.
Jun 3 - 10:26 AM

Russell Henley has opened THE PLAYERS with a pair of 2-under-par 70s and sits four strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

He co-leads the field with two eagles, one on the par-5 second on Thursday, the other courtesy of a five-yarder from the fringe at the par-5 11th today. He also curled in three birdies in the second round, including a conversion from just in side 13 feet at the par-3 eighth, but walked off with balls in the water at Nos. 17 and 18 where he squared a double bogey and bogey, respectively.
May 8 - 2:33 PM

Russell Henley end-loaded a 1-up victory over Marc Warren in the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

Both guys knew that they weren't moving on, but there was still a little drama in this match. Warren built a 3-up lead with three birdies in a bogey-free opening nine. Henley was also faultless at the turn, but he didn't collect his first par breaker until winning the par-4 10th with birdie. Another birdie-3 at 12 sliced the deficit to 1-down. Warren bogeyed the par-4 15th to even things. Henley won 16 with birdie, only to give it back with a bogey at 17, but he two-putted for birdie from 27 feet at the par-5 last. Warren's try to match from 19 feet didn't fall. Both finished 1-2 on the week.
May 1 - 7:54 PM

Russell Henley will make his second career World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship appearance this week at TPC Harding Park.

The Georgia Bulldog had a tough task laid out in front of him in his 2013 WGC-Match Play debut. He ousted Charl Schwartzel in the first round before taking the eventual third-place finisher, Jason Day, to 19 holes. An impressive match-play debut by most standards. This year he will face J.B. Holmes, Marc Warren, and Brooks Koepka during the group stage.
Apr 27 - 11:49 PM