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Russell Knox |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 155
College: Jacksonville University

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Russell Knox toured Plainfield Country Club in 4-under-par 32-34=66 in today's opening round of The Barclays, checking up just one swing off the paced of the clubhouse quad-leaders.
The last month or so hasn't gone the way that Knox had hoped. Buoyed by replacing Rory McIlroy at The Open Championship, the Scot tied for 10th in his national open, but he's slumped since. Including a missed cut at St. Andrews, the 30-year-old is just 1-for-4 with a T39 at the Quicken Loans National. So, given the penal nature of Plainfield off the tee, it's surprising to see him score well today, especially since he missed eight of 14 fairways. Yet, Knox recovered and went 5-for-13 in scoring opportunities with five birdies. The set featured conversions from 24'5" and 10'6" at the par-4 seventh and 18th holes, respectively. He dropped only one shot when he found a greenside bunker at the par-4 10th and failed to scramble. Aug 27 - 5:44 PM

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Russell Knox reached the break of the Quicken Loans National in 6-under-par 69-67=136 and sits two strokes off the pace of the early 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders.

The Open Championship in his native Scotland didn't go as hoped -- he missed the cut -- but Knox has been as reliable as ever all season. With nine top 25s, he demands our attention every time he pegs it. Thus far at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, the 30-year-old has missed only four greens in regulation. He's gone 2-for-4 in scrambling for two bogeys (both on Thursday), but added a three-jack bogey at the par-5 14th hole today. Elsewhere in his second round, he scattered five birdies, including rolls from 31 feet at the par-3 11th hole and 11'4" at the par-5 fifth.
Jul 31 - 12:48 PM

Russell Knox toured Gullane Golf Club in 3-under-par 33-34=67 in today's opening round of the Scottish Open.

He made news yesterday when Rory McIlroy withdrew from next week's Open Championship. The Scot was first alternate, so he slid into the field at St. Andrews. But Knox also made news two weeks ago when he withdrew after one round of the Travelers Championship due to an illness. Today marked his first live action since. He landed 15 greens in regulation and traded four birdies with one bogey. All signs suggested that he was fine and ready to go for arguably the biggest fortnight of his life, but it's always refreshing when the results confirm it. He's four strokes off the clubhouse lead in East Lothian.
Jul 9 - 12:28 PM

Russell Knox has replaced Rory McIlroy in the field of 156 at next week's Open Championship.

With the defending champion out indefinitely with an ankle injury, and with only reserved exemptions awaiting at the Scottish Open and John Deere Classic, the R&A went to the alternate list to find Knox. At 77th in the Official World Golf Ranking, he's highest among those not already eligible to compete. So, after the Scot plays in his national open this week, he'll make his debut in the season's third major. "Nobody wants to gain because another player is injured, so it is a horrible way to sneak in but I am very happy," he said. "I am thrilled as it will now be two big, special weeks for me. I am very sad for Rory but it's a dream come true for me to be playing my first ever Open at the home of golf." Kevin Streelman, who sits 80th in the OWGR, has moved to first alternate.
Jul 8 - 8:40 PM

Russell Knox is included in the published field of next week's Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open on the European Tour.

We last saw the Scot at TPC River Highlands where he withdrew after one round with an illness. He's not yet exempt into The Open Championship in two weeks, but he can still qualify. The top three, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 10 and ties at Gullane Golf Club in East Lothian next week will earn berths into the major.
Jul 3 - 6:22 PM

Russell Knox withdrew from the Travelers Championship following his opening round, citing an illness.

If there's going to be a reason that most gamers can accept, it's a non-injury-related malady like this one. The Scot shot 3-over-par 37-36=73 with one birdie and four bogeys. It's his first mid-tournament WD in 82 PGA TOUR starts. He started the week slotted 28th in the FedExCup standings.
Jun 25 - 12:33 PM

Russell Knox finished off his fourth appearance at the FedEx St. Jude Classic with a 4-under-par 33-33=66 to post 7-under 273, joining Boo Weekley and Billy Horschel as 72-hole clubhouse leaders.

Knox was in-form heading into his fourth career tour of TPC Southwind. The 29-year-old, who celebrates his birthday on the 21st of June, had made six consecutive cuts heading into Memphis, including T18 last week at Memorial and T17 at THE PLAYERS. His current form trumped his course form with a 74th-place finish in 2013 as his only cash in three prior St. Jude appearances. Knox began the final frame at 3-under (T19) and six off the pace. He overshadowed one bogey with five birdies with each conversion coming from 11 feet and in. His final two circles, at Nos. 15 and 16, measured in inches, 21 inches at the former and 18 inches at the latter. Knox has a pair of third-place finishes on the season and he currently sits T5 on the live leaderboard.
Jun 14 - 3:58 PM

Russell Knox pured a 6-under-par 31-33=64 in today's second round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic to post 6-under 134 at the midpoint, good for a share of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Knox went 5-for-5 in scrambling and connected for six birdies at TPC Southwind today. Three of them ranged 11-13 feet, but he also rolled one in from off the green six yards away at the par-4 first where he made the turn. Both of his top 10s this season are third-place finishes, but the Scot has another five top 20s on the board and sits 33rd in the FedExCup standings.
Jun 12 - 2:38 PM

Russell Knox opened the 40th edition of the Memorial in 6-under-par 33-33=66 and sits two strokes off the pace of the overnight co-leaders.

Save a walk-off bogey at the par-4 ninth hole, Knox enjoyed a brilliant round. He manufactured 12 opportunities to score and converted six times for birdies, the longest from just 10'10" at the par-4 second hole. He also holed out from the rough for another birdie, this time from 11 yards at the par-4 sixth. At last check, he ranked second in the field with a strokes gained: tee-to-green clip of 4.851.
Jun 4 - 6:49 PM

Russell Knox has submitted a pair of 3-under-par 34-35=69s to open the Wells Fargo Championship and sits just two strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

The Scot was one of three to go bogey-free on Thursday (Robert Streb, 65; Billy Hurley III, 67), but he arrived at the same number with five birdies sandwiched in between bookend bogey-5s. His longest of three birdies from outside 11 feet dropped in from 21'4" at the par-3 13th hole. He also poured in a par save from 13'2" at the par-3 sixth. Th 29-year-old is still in pursuit of his first PGA TOUR victory. This is his 78th start on the circuit.
May 15 - 12:41 PM

Russell Knox makes his way to the Wells Fargo Championship for his second-career visit.

Knox was last seen at Quail Hollow Club posting a 77-73-MC at the 2012 edition so you can't really blame him for taking a couple-year hiatus from the behemoth. The 29-year-old is in the throws of his fourth season on the PGA TOUR and is enjoying a 12-for-16 campaign with six top 25s, including two third-place finishes (solo third, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and T3, Honda Classic). Knox, coming off a T17 at THE PLAYERS, enters this week a lofty 35th in the FedExCup standings where he's finished 179th, 166th, and 40th in his first three seasons.
May 12 - 9:36 PM

Russell Knox returns to the RBC Heritage after posting a top-10 finish in his debut a year ago.

Knox is 9-for-14 on the season and ranks 33rd in FedExCup points on the strength of two top-3 finishes (Shriners Hospitals for Children and Honda Classic). At 79th in the Official World Golf Ranking, Knox has a chance this week to crack the top 64 and qualify for the WGC-Match Play (the last week to do so). Statistical profile is suited for HHI across the board.
Apr 15 - 6:43 PM

Russell Knox turned in a bogey-free 5-under-par 34-33=67 for his troubles in the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Two of his birdies fell on the front nine, with an 11'8" birdie on the par-5 fourth slightly outshining an 11'1" birdie on the par-5 sixth hole. Knox tacked on three more birdies on the back nine. Though he split just half of Bay Hill's 14 fairways, he landed an impressive 15 GIR. While his 54-hole total of 7-under 209 is certainly respectable, especially since he survived the cut on the number, it likely won't even be worth a top-15 standing at round's end. He will need to go low in Sunday's finale if he is to have a prayer at his first PGA TOUR win.
Mar 21 - 1:11 PM

Russell Knox spun a 1-under-par 35-35=70 in the third round of the Valspar Championship and is one off the clubhouse lead at 3-under 210.

Knox took off like a rocket in his third lap around the Copperhead Course, circling birdies on three of his first four holes including a 17'9" effort on the par-4 second hole. He would surrender bogeys on the seventh, eighth and 16th holes before rallying with a 13'3" birdie on the par-4 18th to end his day in the red. He has never won the the PGA TOUR, but came close at The Honda Classic two weeks ago. He wouldn't have to do anything too crazy on Sunday to sneak out of Innisbrook Resort with a victory.
Mar 14 - 3:52 PM

Russell Knox completed 72 holes of The Honda Classic in 5-under-par 275, checking up one stroke off the clubhouse lead.

The Scot won't find himself in a playoff as he did a year ago, but it's safe to say that he's found a haven on a track that usually beats guys up. And to a man, Knox may feel like he should have scored lower. En route to a 2-under 35-33=68 in his final round, he missed only one green in regulation, but squared three bogeys, two as a result of three-putts. He also rolled in five birdies, two of which from 10-14 feet, but dropping shots on a course where it's critical to pile up scoring opportunities is disappointing. This week's top five will go alongside a solo third at the Shriners in the fall.
Mar 2 - 10:54 AM