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Russell Knox

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 155

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Russell Knox posted a 1-under-par 36-35=71 in the second round of the BMW PGA Championship and at 2-over 146, missed the cut by a shot on his tournament debut.
The main damage was done with an opening 75 and the Scot couldn't do enough to repair it on Friday. That said, his eagle-3 at the last would have taken him into the weekend but for a costly bogey-6 at 17. Despite it being his first start at Wentworth, this still comes as a surprise following his second place in last week's Irish Open and runners-up finish at Hilton Head two starts earlier. Joining Knox with early exits are: 146- Soren Kjeldsen; Ross Fisher ... 147- Shane Lowry; Thorbjorn Olesen ... 148- Miguel Angel Jimenez; Alejandro Canizares ... 149- Jamie Donaldson. May 27 - 4:25 PM

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Russell Knox briefly held the final round lead before submitting to the will of Rory McIlroy at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, posting a final round 4-under-par 32-36=68 to finish T2 with Bradley Dredge on 9-under 279.

For much of the final round McIlroy appeared to be waltzing away with the title as no-one emerged from the pack to challenge him, but Knox slowly but surely created an opportunity for himself. Playing alongside the eventual winner he made his first play on the front nine, making eagle-3 on 4 and birdie-3 on 5. A bogey followed on 6, but he got the shot back on 8. Heading into the back nine McIlroy held the gap steady until Knox pounced with back-to-back birdies on 14 and 15 to take a 1-shot lead. The key moment came on 16: McIlroy made an imperious birdie-4 and Knox twitched, making bogey to execute a 2-shot swing. Knox can be comforted knowing he has advanced his Ryder Cup hopes this week.
May 22 - 1:02 PM

Russell Knox continues to slice through the field after his slow start Thursday, adding a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in the third round to assume leadership of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in the clubhouse on 5-under 211.

The Scotsman is currently T3 in the field, 1 behind Danny Willett (through 50 holes) and 4 behind leader Rory McIlroy (who has played 51 holes). Having opened with a 3-over 75 Knox is 8-under for his last 36 holes, a direct consequence of a smart short game. He has needed just 54 putts in that stretch and is 8-for-10 in saving par from greens missed in regulation. He actually opened Saturday with a bogey, but once he had marked it down he never squared another number. His 3 birdies all came on the par-5s, at 4, 10 and 16.
May 21 - 4:46 PM

Russell Knox authored a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in the final round of THE PLAYERS for a 72-hole tally of 5-under 283, up 17 to T23 with play still in progress.

Knox watered three en route to a sextuple bogey-9 on the par-3 17th in the third round. He followed with bogey-5 at 18, losing seven shots in his final two holes and dropping from T6 on 8-under total to T40. The Scot only took 4 on the 17th today, 3-jacking from 42'10", his lone blemish on the card. He circled birdies at 4, 13 and 15, and added an eagle-3 from 9'10" at the 11th. Remarkably, the Jacksonville Beach, Florida, resident hit 11 (of 14) fairways for all four rounds and is currently second in that stat at 78.57 percent (44/56).
May 15 - 3:40 PM

Russell Knox smoothed a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-34=67 in the two-day second round of THE PLAYERS to reach the midpoint on 9-under 135, up 17 places to T6, six back of 36-hole leader Jason Day.

The Jacksonville Beach, Florida, resident returned with 31 others on Sat. morning to complete their respective second rounds. He had three holes remaining and played them in even-par, but missed birdie from 7'1" at the par-5 16th. This is his third PLAYERS with progressively better finishes of T34/2014 and T17 last year. Along with an opening 68, the 30-year-old has now posted nine of 10 at par or better at TPC Sawgrass and three straight in the red. Thru 36 holes, he's penciled 10 birdies, five each round, against a lone bogey at the par-5 16th in R1.
May 14 - 11:38 AM

Russell Knox crafted a 4-under-par 32-35=67 on day four of the RBC Heritage to post 7-under 277, up six on the live leaderboard to T2, and good for the 72-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Knox finished in a two-way T2, two back of champion Branden Grace.

The Scot began the finale in a five-way T8 on 3-under after opening his third RBC in 72-65-73, four adrift of 54-hole leader Luke Donald. His 65 in R2 is tied for the low round this week with John Senden/R4. The 30-year-old kicked off with birdie from 4'8" at the par-4 first and added further par breakers on holes 5, 6 and 9 to turn 4-under, the latter dropping from 17'3". He stayed blemish-free on his first half with par-saving putts of 5'4" at the par-5 second and 7'6" at the par-4 eighth. After the break, Knox exchanged bogey-5 at 12 with a five-inch birdie at the par-4 16th, but brushed-in one-putt pars of 12'7" at the 17th and 8'5" at the last. His previous best at Harbour Town was T9 in his 2014 debut and at last check, is currently T1 in birdies with 18, and No. 1 in driving accuracy at 76.79 percent (43/56).
Apr 17 - 5:24 PM

Russell Knox blitzed Harbour Town Golf Links with a 6-under-par 34-31=65 during the second round of the RBC Heritage, signing the low round of the week and climbing to 5-under 137 at the midpoint.

The Scot got the bad holes out of the way early, squaring bogeys at Nos. 3 and 5. He bounced back with birdies on the next two holes, the first from 14'11". That would be the first (of three) putts from outside 14 feet. The key to the round was positioning off the tee as he striped 11 (of 14) fairways and landed 14 greens in regulation. He saved his best putt for last as he splashed in a 24'3" birdie bomb on the par-4 18th hole, his eighth birdie of the day. It's been love at first sight for Knox who owns top 20s at Harbour Town Golf Links in both of his two RBC Heritage appearances. Just one stroke off the current co-leaders, he's well on his way to a third.
Apr 15 - 5:22 PM

Russell Knox battled back from an early deficit to walk away with a 2-up victory over Chris Kirk in the second round of this week's World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play.

Kirk tapped in a birdie on the first hole to seemingly get out to the races. Kirk increased his total to 2-up after a mishap from Knox on the second. The Scot was not going to lie down and take defeat, splashing in a 10'1" birdie roll on the par-4 third hole. Kirk held serve until the ninth hole where a bogey got the match back to all square. That kicked off a stretch of three straight holes won by Knox, allowing him to take the foot off the gas and cruise to victory, reaching 1-0-1 on the week. Knox will lead off round three tomorrow with a match against Branden Grace. Kirk will trail them by 10 minutes, as he takes on David Lingmerth.
Mar 24 - 8:05 PM

Russell Knox readies for his tournament debut at this week's World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play.

The Scot hoisted the hardware in his first ever WGC start (2016 WGC-HSBC Champions), so we know he feels comfortable in these strong-field events. He arrives with no match-play experience since joining the PGA TOUR. Knox is a GIR machine and currently ranks second on TOUR in GIR percentage. That could play nicely in this format as it will apply a little extra pressure to his opponents. He will kick off the week in Group 11, where he will face off against Branden Grace, David Lingmerth, and Chris Kirk.
Mar 22 - 8:31 AM

Russell Knox looks to earn the title of course horse as he preps PGA National's Champion Course at this week's Honda Classic.

The Scot may not be in pure course horse status yet, but a T2 and T3 in his first two Honda appearances has him well on his way. The Jacksonville University alum is well adapted to the windy Florida conditions he will face this week. Knox arrives amidst a bit of a slump, but a return to the East Coast could easily flip the switch.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Feb 24 - 6:44 PM

Russell Knox joins 13 other first-timers at this week's 32-man Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

It's 30-for-30 as the 30-year-old ranks 30th in the Official World Golf Ranking. He stamped his ticket to Maui via his breakthrough win at the WGC-HSBC Champions nine weeks ago where his 20-under 268 was two clear of runner-up Kevin Kisner. The Scot followed a week later with a playoff loss at the weather-delayed OHL Classic where he held a one-shot lead with one hole to play in regulation but bogeyed the last. In his latest action, he went for 24th (of 30) at the Nedbank Golf Challenge on rounds of 69-76-68-76. Knox sits No. 2 in the FedExCup standings entering the HTOC, 12 points shy of FEC leader Kisner.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 5 - 8:29 AM

Russell Knox tacked on a 5-under-par 31-35=66 in the final round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to join a playoff with Jason Bohn and Graeme McDowell on 18-under 266, and then lost to McDowell's birdie on the first hole of sudden death.

Knox came to the 72nd hole with a one-shot lead over Bohn and McDowell (in the clubhouse) looking to win his first two TOUR titles in consecutive weeks. He missed the fairway and the green leading to bogey to fall back into the playoff. It was his second bogey over a birdie-less final five holes of regulation. After opening in 70-65-65, the Scot began the finale on Sunday at 13-under (T3) and three back. Playing in the final threesome, he circled four straight on Nos. 3-6 to turn 4-under. When play was initially halted for heavy rain, he co-lead with Bohn at 17-under. When play resumed, he added birdies at 8 and 11 to co-lead on 19-under thru 12 holes (with McDowell/13 holes) when play was scrapped for nightfall. When the contest restarted on Monday, he exchanged birdie at 13 with bogey at 14 before missing a shorty for birdie at the par-3 15th. A clutch up-and-down on 17 was not enough to protect the narrowest of margins. The 30-year-old is now 0-2 in playoffs (2014 Honda Classic).
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 10:53:00 AM

Russell Knox was bogey-free 6-under thru 12 holes of the final round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba when play was suspended due to darkness.

Coming off last week's maiden victory in China and 13 time-zone difference to México, Knox lowered expectations in a Wednesday on-camera interview. Those listening would have understood the thinking. The Scot obviously didn't believe what he was saying however, as he heads to dinner on Sunday evening co-leading with Graeme McDowell on 19-under. McDowell, the 36-hole leader, is in the penultimate threesome ahead of Knox, and bogey-free 6-under thru 13 holes. In total, 27 players (of 78) have yet to complete their rounds as the TOUR heads to its first back-to-back Monday finishes (unscheduled) since 2005.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 06:36:00 PM

Russell Knox fired a 6-under-par 31-34=65 in the weather-delayed third round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to post 13-under 200, good for the early 54-hole clubhouse lead.

Knox shows no sign of letting up following his breakthrough win at last week's WGC-HSBC in China. After opening in 70 and bogey-free 65, Knox put up his second consecutive round at that number. He began Saturday's play at 7-under (T14) and five adrift. The 30-year-old made it a four-way tie at the top on 12-under with four straight circles on Nos. 5-8, his fifth over a six-hole span. Following birdies at 11 and 13, he was 7-under (thru 16), 14-under total, and two off the pace when play was suspended due to lightning. The Scot returned to par the 17th and then three-putted the last for bogey-5, his lone dropped shot of the day.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 02:26:00 PM

Fresh off his breakthrough victory in China, Russell Knox is 7-under-par 70-65=135 at the midpoint of the OHL Classic of Mayakoba.

That places him just five strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. So much for the letdown, too. Today's bogey-free loop around El Camaleón featured six birdies and a 5-for-5 slate in scrambling. Knox is only 30 years of age, so an older talent may have elected to enjoy the well-deserved break if not just to adjust his body clock, but the Scot still isn't immune to fatigue. He'll enter the weekend with curiosity among gamers as he's attempting to accomplish something we just don't see often.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 12:51:00 PM