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Russell Knox

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

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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. Oct 11 - 10:26 AM

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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.
Aug 6 - 7:32 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.
Aug 5 - 5:45 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.
Aug 4 - 5:58 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.
Aug 3 - 12:42 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.
Jul 12 - 5:25 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.
Jun 28 - 3:18 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.
Jun 20 - 10:58 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.
May 31 - 8:21 AM

Russell Knox bombarded Harbour Town Golf Links with birdies in round two of the RBC Heritage, posting a 5-under-par 32-34=66 to enter the weekend on 6-under 136.

The Scot entered the week on a run of very poor form, MC-MC-70-MC-MC, with the only "cut made" coming at the WGC-Mexico Championship where he finished 70th out of 77 golfers in the field. A return to a familiar and favorable venue appears to have done the trick, as Knox looked very comfortable today. It was a good mix of attack too, stiffing two approaches to inside four feet for tap-in birdies but also draining three putts from outside seven feet to keep the momentum rolling. Fans of course history may have seen this coming as Knox entered the week with finishes of T9-T18-T2 in three visits to Hilton Head. With confidence back on his side, the two-time TOUR winner is one to watch closely over the weekend.
Apr 14 - 1:24 PM

World No. 19 and two-time PGA TOUR champion Russell Knox prepares for his fourth Honda Classic at PGA National's Champion Course.

The 31-year-old was an unexpected missed cut (by four) in his last start three weeks ago at the Phoenix Open (74-71). That ended his streak of 17 consecutive made cuts, dating back to T2 at the RBC Heritage last April. The Jacksonville Beach, Florida, resident had opened this season with five straight top 20s, three for top 10s, including a season-best 3rd at the OHL Classic. He's 3-for-3 at the Honda with a scoring average of 69.08 at the difficult par-70 layout. The Scot preceded a T26 last year (70-70-71-71) with a T3 in 2015 and a playoff loss in 2014. He was one (of six) multiple winners on TOUR last season, breaking through at the WGC-HSBC Champions (as 54-hole co-leader), and coming from three back with 2-under 68 to win the Travelers back in August.
Feb 22 - 4:40 PM

World No. 19 Russell Knox carved out a 4-under-par 32-34=66 in the third round of the Sony Open in Hawaii for a three-day total of 13-under 197, nine adrift of 54-hole leader Justin Thomas.

The 31-year-old began the third round in a seven-way logjam on 9-under (T6), eight in arrears to Thomas. He was even-par thru seven holes, exchanging birdie-2 at four with bogey-5 at six, but closed out his first half with a 2-inch birdie at the par-4 eighth -- after nearly holing his approach from 165 yards -- and rolled in an 8-footer for eagle-3 at the ninth. The Jacksonville Beach, Florida, resident stalled out from there however, opening his inward half with eight pars before a closing birdie at the par-5 18th from 28 inches. He carded his four par breakers on 13 greens in regulations and recorded 1.729 in SG: Putting, buoyed by a pair of par-savers from between seven and nine feet.
Jan 15 - 12:34 AM

Russell Knox slowed his pace but still managed a 3-under-par 34-33=67 during round two of the Sony Open in Hawaii, entering the weekend on 9-under 131, good for a spot inside the top 10.

Knox was a bit errant off the tee, for the second straight day. This time he found just seven (of 14) fairways but was brilliant with his irons once again. He recovered from his inaccuracy to still land 14 greens, gaining 2.156 strokes approaching-the-green in the process. On the week, Knox ranks third in that regard. There weren't many highlights on the putting surface today, but he did hole one out from the fringe for birdie at the par-4 15th (28'7"). In five previous visits, Knox has four missed cuts and a T13. He has a very good chance to post a new career best here at Waialae by week's end.
Jan 13 - 9:48 PM

Russell Knox put on a ball-striking clinic en route to a 6-under-par 33-31=64 during round one of the Sony Open in Hawaii.

The Scot split nine (of 14) fairways but it was his second shots that did most of the damage today. Knox gave himself 12 birdies looks from inside 15 feet on the day, gaining 3.037 strokes approaching-the-green in the process. His flat stick didn't catch fire, but an 18'4" birdie splash at the par-4 13th was definitely notable. It was his only putt converted from outside 10 feet. By day's end he walked off the course gaining 0.84 strokes putting. The 31-year-old entered the week with a sub-standard 1-for-5 record at Waialae Country Club but he's sure to improve upon that after today's quick start.
Jan 12 - 5:20 PM

World No. 18 Russell Knox spun a 5-under-par 35-33=68 in today's third round of the SBS Tournament of Champions to reach 11-under 208, up seven spots on the live leaderboard to T8.

After opening in 71-69, the 31-year-old began the third frame on 6-under (T15), six back of 36-hole co-leaders Justin Thomas and Ryan Moore. He split 14 (of 15) fairways and pelted 17 greens in regulation, circling seven birdies against two bogey-5s. The Scot 3-putted the par-4 fourth from 48'11" and had a failed sand save at the seventh on his only missed GIR. He overshadowed those with birdies on each of the four par 5s, adding birdie-3s and Nos. 3 and 16, and birdie-2 at the 11th. All seven of Knox's circles dropped from inside of 10 feet.
Jan 7 - 7:46 PM