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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 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). Nov 16 - 10:53 AM

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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.
Nov 15 - 6:36 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.
Nov 14 - 2:26 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.
Nov 13 - 12:51 PM

With a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in today's final round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, Russell Knox touched 20-under 268 to record a two-stroke victory, his first on the PGA TOUR.

Knox' decision to complete his third round this morning was genius. The closing birdie lifted him into a tie with Kevin Kisner entering the finale. The Scot then traded six birdies with two bogeys to secure the professional achievement in his 93rd start on the PGA TOUR. For the week, Knox buried 25 birdies against just five bogeys. He's the fourth first-time winner in as many events on the 2015-16 season. In addition to a series of berths, including the Masters, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship in 2016, the 30-year-old is now fully exempt on TOUR through 2018-19. He's also the first from Scotland to win a WGC. The 30-year-old, who was fifth in driving accuracy and nintth in greens in regulation over the week, revealed later, "I always kind of thought I was going to win a big one for some reason as my first one. I've been close a few times before but this is going to take a long time to sink in."
Nov 8 - 2:49 AM

Russell Knox put a cap on his third round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions with a birdie-4 at the 18th hole to post 16-under 200, good for a share of the 54-hole lead with Kevin Kisner.

The Scot was the only man who didn't finish on Saturday before darkness fell. He elected to return at 7:45 a.m. local time today to put a bow on the third round. Overall, he missed only three (of 14) fairways and one greens in regulation en route to six birdies against two bogeys, signing for a 4-under 32-36=68. He, Kisner and Dustin Johnson (15-under 201) are slated to go off in the last threesome off the first hole at Sheshan International at 10:40 a.m. on Sunday (or 9:40 p.m. ET on Saturday in the U.S.).
Nov 7 - 7:53 PM

Russell Knox will return to Sheshan International Golf Club at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday to complete his third round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.

Knox was the only golfer who couldn't finish on Saturday due to darkness. A 30-minute delay began the day. Not long into it, there was another delay of 43 minutes for lightning. Ultimately, the Scot elected to play the par-5 18th hole alone on Sunday. He's 3-under-par for the round and 15-under for the tournament. That places him in a three-way logjam in second place one swing back of 54-hole clubhouse leader Kevin Kisner.
Nov 7 - 9:00 AM

Russell Knox crafted a bogey-free, 7-under-par 33-32=65 in his second round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions to post 12-under 132 at the break, good for early possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

He went out in the second threesome off the 10th tee and opened and closed his loop with birdies. The Scot picked off seven birdies in all at Sheshan International today, including three on the set of four par 5s. Suffice it to say that the 30-year-old is comfortable in his WGC debut.
Nov 6 - 12:49 AM

Russell Knox shot a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in his opening round at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, China.

That's an impressive start for the Scot, who is getting his first look at Sheshan International Golf Club this week. Knox arrived in China on the back of a T21 in the CIMB Classic where he closed 69-67-68 so today was a continuation of the good form he showed in Malaysia. Despite trading a birdie at 3 with a bogey at 5, the Jacksonville grad got some momentum into his round with par breakers at 6, 8 and 10. He built on that with further gains at 13 and 17 and came to rest four shots behind leader Branden Grace. Right now, he's T9 on the live leaderboard.
Nov 5 - 2:29 AM

Russell Knox reversed course and turned in a 5-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to conclude his fourth appearance at 7-under 277.

Knox co-lead after 36 holes last season at TPC Summerlin and was solo second thru 54, finishing in 1-under 70 and solo third. The season prior, he was T5 thru 54 holes, and faded to T30 with a 2-over 73. Wait, there's more. Knox also slumped to T13 in 2012 with a 1-over 72 on Sunday. His final-round scoring average in three career tries is 71.67. Compare that with a 66.67 average in rounds 1-3. So, to enter this season's finale in an eight-way tie for last (T64) after a disappointing opening of 69-70-72, the Scot finally lived up to his advance billing, and did a number on his Sunday scoring average in the process, dumping a 66 on the field. Today's loop featured six birdies against a lone bogey and may back-door a top-25 finish to boot. With play still in progress, he's up 43 spots on the day to T21.
Oct 25 - 2:50 PM

Russell Knox turns his attention to TPC Summerlin for this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Knox continues to continues to dance around the winner's circle without actually landing in it. The Scot has collected three podium finishes over the past two seasons. One of those came last year at this venue, in fact, as Knox posted a third-place finish that included three rounds of 67-or-better. It wasn't his first brush with success at TPC Summerlin as he's 3-for-3 with all landing inside the top 30. Gamers should invest with confidence this week.
Oct 21 - 9:51 PM

Russell Knox was in stall mode for most of the third round but rallied to a 3-under-par 37-31=68 to put 10-under 203 on the board, good for solo fifth heading to the final round.

In his 88th career start on TOUR, Knox has yet to tally a title, but sits just three back heading into the Labor Day finish. His career best is T2 at The Honda Classic in 2014, riding that finish in part to the third leg of the Playoffs in his FedExCup debut. At 35th in the FEC standings entering the week, the Scot is already a lock for the BMW Championship at Conway Farms, but one suspects he's after a spot in the TOUR Championship after coming within shouting distance (40th in FEC) last year. He projects 21st in the rankings after today's four-birdie against one-bogey loop, his seventh straight round at par-or-better in two appearances at TPC Boston. The 30-year-old posted a final-round 70 at last year's debut to finish T26. He'll need much better than that if he looks to content for the hardware.
Sep 6 - 8:05 PM

Russell Knox smoothed a 6-under-par 34-31=65 in today's second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to post 7-under 135, five adrift of 36-hole leader Charley Hoffman.

Knox penciled seven birdies on 15 greens in regulation on Saturday for a stellar 1.533 putts per GIR. Thru 36 holes, the Scot has circled 12 birdies against three bogeys and a double to position himself T7 on the live leaderboard. Six of Knox's seven par breakers today came from outside eight feet with his shortest conversion of those six rolling in from 8'3" at the par-4 fourth, and a pair of 13-footers at Nos. 1 and 17, respectively, were his longest. In his first appearance in the postseason last year, the 30-year-old went T26 at the DBC (67-70-71-70) to advance to the third leg of the FedExCup Playoffs, eventually finishing T40 in the final FEC standings. His 65 today is tied for second-lowest round of the day (with three others).
Sep 5 - 5:53 PM

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

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