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Russell Knox

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

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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

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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

Russell Knox makes his way back to Kapalua Resort for this week's SBS Tournament of Champions.

The Scot finished in solo 27th (of 32) during last year's TOC debut. He won the Travelers Championship to earn his way back to Maui. The Plantation Course at Kapalua has eight par 4s of 420 yards or shorter, which should really cater to his style of play, but it didn't the first time around. His biggest problem was surprisingly on the tee box as he lost 3.882 strokes off-the-tee, for the week. Knox usually has no troubles in this area so gamers should expect much better this week and give him a strong look in salary-cap formats.
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Jan 3 - 1:37 PM

World No. 19 Russell Knox is in The Bahamas for his Hero World Challenge debut and tees it up in the first round with Emiliano Grillo.

The 31-year-old arrives off a T19 (of 28 teams) at last week's ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf. He opened the season with a T10 at the no-cut CIMB Classic and T9 the following week as the WGC-HSBC defending champ. Two weeks ago, the Jacksonville Beach, Florida, resident went for solo 3rd at the OHL Classic, his eighth career podium in 117 career events. Last season, he was one (of six) multiple winners on TOUR, claiming his second of the season in come-from-behind fashion at the Travelers, and also was runner-up two times. The Scot posted a career-best 10th in the final FedExCup standings, advancing to the TOUR Championship for the first time where he finished 23rd (of 29).
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Tue, Nov 29, 2016 06:06:00 PM

Scotland's Russell Knox pulled a rabbit out the hat when picking Duncan Stewart as team-mate for the World Cup of Golf at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia this week.

Knox made a bold call when he called up his friend, although it has to be said that when he did so others who may have felt slighted (Marc Warren, Richie Ramsay) were not exactly shooting the lights out. Stewart, who plies his trade on the Challenge Tour does offer a win from the year (May's Challenge de Madrid) and another five top six finishes. It's also, at the very least, up for debate which is the better combo: two players who get on or the best two who don't. Knox, of course, is no stranger to selection quandaries, having been overlooked for the Ryder Cup. Perhaps he'll have a point to prove this week fresh from his T3 in the OHL Classic. Neither golfer has experience of Australia, never mind the Melbourne sandbelt. Despite boasting to be the home of the sport the Scottish record in this event is poor, with just one victory, earned by Colin Montgomerie and Marc Warren in 2007. It would be a surprise if they added to the tally this week.
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Tue, Nov 22, 2016 05:53:00 AM

Top-ranked Russell Knox crafted a 5-under-par 34-32=66 in today's final round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to reach 18-under 266, up three spots to solo third, three shy of champion Pat Perez.

The 31-year-old, a playoff loser here last year, was the top dog in the field at OWGR No. 19 and was also the pre-tourney fave at 14/1 outright. He began the finale in a four-way T6, five shy of 54-hole leader Gary Woodland, the third straight event where's been in the top 10 thru 54 holes. In his first two starts this season, he was T2 and solo 2nd at the three-quarter mark at the CIMB and WGC-HSBC, eventually finishing T10 and T9, respectively, with 2-over 74s. Today's result was much different, camouflaging bogey-5s at 9 and 14 with birdies on holes 4-6, 10, 11, 13 and 16. For the week, the Jacksonville University alum had one eagle and 24 birdies against eight bogeys. He was one (of six) multiple winners on TOUR last season, winning twice en route to a career-best 8th in the FedExCup standings and shows no signs of letting off the gas.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 05:17:00 PM

Top-ranked Russell Knox rallied for a 4-under-par 35-32=67 in the third round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to post 13-under 200, down two places to T6, five shy of 54-hole leader Gary Woodland.

The 31-year-old is the top dog in the field at OWGR No. 19. He began the third frame in a seven-way logjam on 9-under (T4), four back of Woodland. The Scot was sleepwalking on even-par thru 12 holes, exchanging a couple of birdies with a couple of bogeys, before perking up with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 13 and 14, and 17 and 18. He's posted T10 (CIMB) and T9 (WGC-HSBC) in his first two starts this season where was T2 and solo 2nd thru 54 holes, respectively, but finished both with 2-over 74s.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 05:48:00 PM

Russell Knox tore through El Camaleón Golf Club en route to a 6-under-par 33-32=65 during the second round of the 10th OHL Classic at Mayakoba, positioning himself three off the leader Gary Woodland.

The Scot opened his round with back-to-back bogeys before rebounding with a five-hole birdie train. The run included both outward par 5s, a couple of par 4s, and the par-3 fourth. Knox cruised home from there with three birdies on the back nine. The 31-year-old has surprisingly found just 16 (of 28) fairways through two days, so there is certainly room for improvement there. At this point last year, Knox was posted at 7-under 135, five strokes off the leader before a weekend blitz earned him a spot in a three-man playoff. He's two strokes closer to the top, this time around, and should be considered one of the favorites heading into the weekend.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 05:11:00 PM

Russell Knox stumbled toward a 2-over-par 37-37=74 during round four of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, putting an end to his hopes of a title defense while closing the week on 12-under 276.

The Scot started the day as the closest chaser to 54-hole leader Hideki Matsuyama. Perhaps Knox started to feel the pressure after just one birdie through seven holes while Matsuyama had compiled three, increasing his lead to five. The par-5 eighth seemed to the be turning point as Knox swallowed his first bogey of the round and proceeded to bogey five holes in a six hole stretch. Perhaps we can chalk this round up to losing patience, but he will still walk out of China with a T9 finish. Having now played eight rounds at Sheshan International, this was goes in the books as his first round worse than 4-under 68.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 08:26:00 AM

Russell Knox pegged a 7th straight sub-70 - a 4-under-par 34-34=68 - at Sheshan International in his quest to defend the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai; he's 14-under 202, alone in second.

The Scot trails Hideki Matsuyama by three going into the final round and might have been closer, or even alongside, the Japanese star but for an inability to come to terms with the pace of the greens Saturday. Nonetheless, very little damage was done and he remains a good chance of lifting the trophy for a second successive year. On the front nine he made three birdies at 2, 4 and 8, offset by a bogey at 3. But the back nine saw him claim shots at 13 and 15. He's hit 33 (of 42) fairways (T2) and 41 (of 54) greens in regulation (T3), toss in a Putts per GIR number of 1.610 that ranks T6 and Knox has a solid game heading into the final round.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 04:17:00 AM

Russell Knox's love affair with Sheshan International GC continued as the defending champion tacked on a second-round 4-under-par 33-35=68 to his opening 66 to post 10-under 134 at the halfway point of the WGC-HSBC Champions, good enough for T2 on the leaderboard.

The Scotsman is now 30-under for his last six laps of the par 72 and today's five-birdie, one-bogey round put him just three behind 36-hole leader Hideki Matsuyama. Knox is doing everything right so far and has hit 29 Greens In Regulation (14 today) to sit T2 in that category. He's also T6 for Driving Accuracy after piping 10 (of 14) in round two and 10th in Putts Per GIR. His front-nine birdies today came at 2, 5, 7 and 8, the second in that list following a superb hybrid from 191 yards to just four feet. On a quieter second nine he stroked in a 6 footer at 12 to reach double digits under par and stayed there with pars all the way to the clubhouse. His only bogey today and, indeed, of the week came at No. 3. Knox isn't giving this thing up lightly.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 04:23:00 AM

Russell Knox rode the Shanghai wave to begin his defense of the WGC-HSBC Champions with a flawless 6-under-par 32-34=66 opening lap of Sheshan International GC.

The Scotsman hasn't dwelt on his win here, maintaining the solid form all 2016, indeed going 15-for-16 since missing the weekend on his Masters debut in April - that spell includes once victory and two runner-up spots. He warmed up for this week with T10 at the CIMB CLassic and his long game was in good order: he found 11 fairways (of 14) and 15 greens in regulation (of 18). He was smart with the putter, too, needing 1.600 putts per green landed. It aided him plot a bogey-free round which started on the back nine. He made four birdies in four holes at 14, 15, 16 and 17 before adding two more red numbers at 3 and 7, that last drained from 25'0". He signed his card placed T3, two behind the early lead.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 03:30:00 AM

Russell Knox made the big breakthrough when winning last year's WGC-HSBC-Champions in China and returns to Sheshan International for another crack this week.

That was the Scotsman's first win anywhere, making it an even more impressive feat to hold his nerve down the stretch. Knox set out with a 67 in round one and made his move with a Friday 65. A pair of 68s on the weekend saw him come home two shots clear of American Kevin Kisner. Since then, the 31-year-old has added another 'W' at August's Travelers Championship although it wasn't enough to get him a place on Europe's Ryder Cup team. More fool them, some might say. After posting 60-15-17-23 in the FedExCup play-offs, Knox returned to action with T10 in last week's CIMB Classic. That included a second-round 63 while he was fifth for greens in regulation in Malaysia. He won't be able to go under the radar this year but the extra sheen of confidence could more than compensate.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 09:35:00 AM