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Russell Knox

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 155

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Russell Knox coasted to a bogey-free, 8-under-par 31-33=64 during the second round of the CareerBuilder Challenge, remaining blemish-free on the week while moving him into a share of 10th place on 11-under 133 at the midpoint.
The Scot played his second round at the Nicklaus Tournament Course and got straight to work with a three-hole birdie train that started at the par-4 second hole. He would add five more circles before his day would be over, all while keeping a clean card. It was orchestrated by smooth striking as he pelted 17 greens in regulation after hitting 13 at La Quinta CC in R1. Knox arrived fresh off a top 10 at the Sony Open where he holed out three times (+4.6 strokes around-the-green). He's taking a more traditional route this week and he now finds himself in contention heading into Saturday's round where he will face off with Pete Dye's Stadium Course. Jan 19 - 7:23 PM

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World No. 80 Russell Knox conjured a 1-under-par 33-36=69 in the final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii, dropping four spots to T10 on 13-under 267.

After kicking off in 69-64-65, the 32-year-old began T6, four short of 54-hole leader Tom Hoge. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he hit eight (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, losing strokes in four of five strokes gained sub-categories. The Jacksonville University alum was bogey-free 3-under thru 14 holes, circling 7, 8 (from 27'0") and 12, but stalled out with four pars and back-to-back squares at 15 and 16 (failed sand saves). He posted a commercial 1.857 putts per GIR and -0.752 SG: Putting, needing 30 total putts. Knox improves to 3-for-7 at the Sony with three top-13 finishes and first top 10. He's 5-for-5 on the season with two top 10s, joining a T9 at the OHL two starts ago.
Jan 14 - 11:59 PM

World No. 80 Russell Knox authored a 5-under-par 32-33=65 in the third round of the Sony Open in Hawaii to post 12-under 198, up seven places to T5 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Knox is T6, four back of 54-hole leader Tom Hoge.

The 32-year-old hit nine (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, gaining 0.984 strokes off-the-tee and 1.595 around-the-green, currently No. 1 in the latter with a cumulative 4.585. He squared two bogey-4s at holes 7 (3-putt from 33'3") and 11, offset by five birdies at 1, 2, 4, 9 and 12, walking off with a hole-out eagle-3 from a greenside bunker at 18 from 67'4" away. The Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, resident made two conversions from between 15 and 23 feet, posting 1.667 putts per GIR and 0.493 SG: Putting with 29 total putts.
Jan 13 - 10:14 PM

Russell Knox soared up the leaderboard in round two of the Sony Open in Hawaii, twirling a bogey-free, 30-34=64, climbing inside the top 15 with a two-day tally of 7-under 133.

The Scot split just five (of 14) fairways but could do no wrong in the short-game department. Highlights included a 30-foot chip-in eagle at the par-5 ninth and another hole out (38'1") for birdie at the par-4 15th. Knox ended the day gaining 2.325 strokes around-the-green and another 3.906 strokes putting. After a disappointing 2017, Knox is hoping to turn things around in 2018. He's doing a good job so far as he sits just three strokes off the pack of golfers sitting in second place. Entering the week, he had top 15s in two of his last three visits to Waialae Country Club.
Jan 12 - 10:38 PM

With preferred lies in effect, World No. 66 Russell Knox navigated a 3-under-par 33-35=68 in the final round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to reach 11-under 273, up five spots to T9, eight shy of champion Patton Kizzire.

This was the 32-year-old's six consecutive OHL, sixth cash, third straight top 25 and third straight top 10. In 24 laps around the par-71 layout, he's put 21 in the red, including 16 consecutive. This is the Scot's first top-60 finish of the season in three starts and just his second top 10 in the last 51 weeks (T5, 2017 WGC-Bridgestone). After opening in 68-68-69, he began T14 on 8-under, seven adrift of 54-hole leader Kizzire. The Jacksonville University alum found eight (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, posting 1.667 putts per GIR with 30 total putts. He carded six birdies, taking some luster off with bogey-5 at 12 and double bogey-6 at 16.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 07:55:00 PM

World No. 66 Russell Knox fashioned a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in the second round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba for a 36-hole total of 6-under 136, up 14 spots to T7 with play still in progress.

This is the 32-year-old's sixth consecutive appearance with two prior top 25s among five cashes, two for top 10s. Both of the latter double as top 3s, including a P2 in 2016 and solo 3rd last year. Overall, the Jacksonville University alum entered with a 68.80 scoring average in 20 laps around the par-71 layout, 19 at par or better and 12 straight in the red. He found 11 (of 14) fairways and 12 green in regulation, outpacing bogeys at holes 5 and 12 with five birdies at 6, 8, 13, 16 and 17. The Scot posted 1.667 putts per GIR with 28 total putts.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 12:35:00 PM

World No. 61 Russell Knox preps for his third consecutive CIMB Classic after T21/2016 and T10 last year, where he was T2 thru 54 holes. UPDATE: Knox finished T63 (of 78) on 1-over 289 (74-74-71-70).

The 32-year-old's put seven (of eight) laps at TPC Kuala Lumpur in the red, including a season-low 63 in R2 last year. Once ranked as high as 18th in OWGR, the 32-year-old has slipped down the list, primarily due to 10 missed cuts last season in 24 starts, his worst MC ratio since his rookie season in 2012. The Jacksonville Beach, Florida, resident has had success in this neck of the woods and in no-cut events, nabbing his breakthrough win at the 2016 WGC-HSBC. He finished 71st in the final FedExCup standings last season with four top 10s, three of those in no-cut events.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 10:26:00 AM

World No. 50 Russell Knox carved out to a 2-under-par 32-36=68 in the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to conclude on 7-under 273, up three spots to T5, nine in arrears of champion Hideki Matsuyama, who shot 61.

This was the 32-year-old's second Bridgestone, supplanting a 54th-place finish on debut last year. Overall, it was his eighth WGC event and third top 10, highlighted by his maiden TOUR title in his WGC debut at the 2016 HSBC. The transplanted Floridian records a seventh top 25 of the season, fourth top 10 and second top 5, joining solo 3rd at the OHL Classic last November. After opening in 66-71-68, he began in solo 8th, four shy of 54-hole co-leaders Zach Johnson and Thomas Pieters. The Scot found seven (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, losing 1.447 strokes off-the-tee but gaining 3.394 approaching-the-green. He was blemish-free 4-under thru 14 holes, circling Nos. 1, 2, 8 and 11 (from 17'6"), but smothered final birdie-4 at 16 with bogeys at 15, 17 and 18. Knox posted 1.714 putts per GIR and -0.365 SG: Putting, taking 31 total putts.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 07:32:00 PM

World No. 50 Russell Knox carved out a 2-under-par 31-37=68 in the third round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to post 5-under 205, down two places to solo eighth with play still in progress.

The 32-year-old hit eight (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 1.064 strokes off-the-tee but losing 0.272 approach-the-green and 0.087 around-the-green. He went out in blemish-free 4-under, circling holes 1, 2, 4 and 9, but limped home in 2-over, outpacing birdies at 16 and 18 with bogeys at 10, 12, 15 and 17 (3-putt from 42'7"). The Jacksonville University alum's split featured four from between 17 and 30 feet, including a walk-off 3 from 29'10", recording 1.615 putts per GIR and 1.768 SG: Putting.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 05:45:00 PM

Russell Knox fired out of the gate in round two of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational before slowing his pace and recording a 1-over-par 33-38=71, still keeping his name inside the top 10 with a 36-hole aggregate of 3-under 137.

Knox started the day in a share of second place after twirling a 4-under 66 on day one. He got off to a hot start this morning, circling birdies at 1, 2, and 3 to reach 7-under for the tournament and snag sole possession of the lead at the time. The par 3s swallowed him up from there, swallowing bogeys on the next three par 3s while maintaining some order along the way with a pair of par-savers from the 8-to-10 foot range. Knox also splashed home a 16'4" birdie putt at the par-4 ninth but his putter let him down late in the round when he missed a 3'6" birdie opportunity. Today's round sums up his season pretty well. Anytime Knox shows a sign of form, he seems to hit a roadblock. The Scot is too talented to stay down in the dumps for long, meaning gamers should watch very closely over the weekend.
Fri, Aug 4, 2017 05:58:00 PM

Russell Knox twirled a 4-under-par 32-34=66 during round one of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, making him the first in the clubhouse at 66 or better, grabbing an early lead with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play finished for the day, Knox sits one off the lead, only being passed up by Thomas Pieters (-5).

The Scot arrived with missed cuts in four of his last six starts, worldwide. He's going through a prolonged slump after admitted to fatigue from overscheduling in 2016. Perhaps, he's finally ready to turn the corner, gaining 1.703 strokes approaching-the-green and another 2.587 strokes putting, today. The highlight came at the par-5 second hole where he holed out from 76 yards for eagle. Knox debuted at Firestone Country Club last year with rounds of 74-75-75-72 to finish 54th, so this is easily his best round at Firestone CC. This goes in the books as his lowest round since the RBC Heritage (R2, 66) way back in April.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 12:42:00 PM

Russell Knox heads back to his native Scotland this week to try his luck at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Dundonald Links.

The US-based Scotsman has performed strongly on recent starts in his home Open, posting T10 at Gullane in 2015 and again at Castle Stuart 12 months ago. It's been a difficult season for him so far and since T11 at The Heritage he's missed five of eight cuts. The latest came in the Open de France two weeks ago after which he decided to head off with his wife for a sightseeing trip in Italy, Knox admitting he didn't touch a club for nine days. He'll hope some local Scottish air back in his nostrils will do the trick on a course he admits he hadn't seen before playing it in practice on Tuesday.
Wed, Jul 12, 2017 05:25:00 AM

Russell Knox crosses the Atlantic this week to contest the Open de France at Le Golf National.

The Scot was considered highly unfortunate not to get a pick for the 2016 Ryder Cup after a career season so has vowed to try and play his way onto the team this time by adding more European Tour events to his schedule. Qualifying doesn't start until August but it's an obvious move to come and play this week given that Le Golf National is the host course for the 2018 showdown with the United States. Knox defended his Travelers Championship trophy in Connecticut last week but had to settle for T62 after a closing 73. It means he's still only managed a single top 30 finish (T11 at The Heritage) since the start of February. Cashing in three of his last four starts, including T37 at St. Jude, ahead of his debut in France at least shows there are some signs of promise.
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 03:18:00 AM

World No. 41 Russell Knox posted four rounds of 68 or better en route to his victory at the 2016 Travelers Championship, returning this week for a chance to defend his title.

Knox landed 57-of-72 greens in regulation last year, gaining 5.87 strokes approaching-the-green. He circled 20 birdies by week's end while swallowing just six bogeys (and nothing worse). That was good enough for a one-shot victory over Jerry Kelly. It was his fifth time playing the event, with a T13 in 2013 being his only other top 60. More recently, Knox ranks 57th in the FedExCup race this year, but most of his damage was done in the fall. While his form isn't jumping off the page, gamers should expect a solid week out of the defending champ as he takes on a course he really likes. After that, he's expected to head overseas to play in a few prep events before the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.
Tue, Jun 20, 2017 10:58:00 AM

Russell Knox looks to find some form as he preps for this week's Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

Knox arrives with missed cuts at the Zurich Classic team event, THE PLAYERS, and the BMW PGA Championship in his last three starts. The form line doesn't inspire at all, but on the bright side he's gained strokes approaching-the-green in each of his last three ShotLink-lasered events. That is a promising sign for Knox' return to form sooner rather than later. His track record at Jack's Place includes 2-for-3 cuts made with a T18 in 2015 being the highlight.
Wed, May 31, 2017 08:21:00 AM