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Russell Knox

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

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Russell Knox crafted a 4-under-par 32-35=67 on day four of the RBC Heritage to post 7-under 277, up six on the live leaderboard to T2, and good for the 72-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Knox finished in a two-way T2, two back of champion Branden Grace.
The Scot began the finale in a five-way T8 on 3-under after opening his third RBC in 72-65-73, four adrift of 54-hole leader Luke Donald. His 65 in R2 is tied for the low round this week with John Senden/R4. The 30-year-old kicked off with birdie from 4'8" at the par-4 first and added further par breakers on holes 5, 6 and 9 to turn 4-under, the latter dropping from 17'3". He stayed blemish-free on his first half with par-saving putts of 5'4" at the par-5 second and 7'6" at the par-4 eighth. After the break, Knox exchanged bogey-5 at 12 with a five-inch birdie at the par-4 16th, but brushed-in one-putt pars of 12'7" at the 17th and 8'5" at the last. His previous best at Harbour Town was T9 in his 2014 debut and at last check, is currently T1 in birdies with 18, and No. 1 in driving accuracy at 76.79 percent (43/56). Apr 17 - 5:24 PM

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Russell Knox blitzed Harbour Town Golf Links with a 6-under-par 34-31=65 during the second round of the RBC Heritage, signing the low round of the week and climbing to 5-under 137 at the midpoint.

The Scot got the bad holes out of the way early, squaring bogeys at Nos. 3 and 5. He bounced back with birdies on the next two holes, the first from 14'11". That would be the first (of three) putts from outside 14 feet. The key to the round was positioning off the tee as he striped 11 (of 14) fairways and landed 14 greens in regulation. He saved his best putt for last as he splashed in a 24'3" birdie bomb on the par-4 18th hole, his eighth birdie of the day. It's been love at first sight for Knox who owns top 20s at Harbour Town Golf Links in both of his two RBC Heritage appearances. Just one stroke off the current co-leaders, he's well on his way to a third.
Apr 15 - 5:22 PM

Russell Knox battled back from an early deficit to walk away with a 2-up victory over Chris Kirk in the second round of this week's World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play.

Kirk tapped in a birdie on the first hole to seemingly get out to the races. Kirk increased his total to 2-up after a mishap from Knox on the second. The Scot was not going to lie down and take defeat, splashing in a 10'1" birdie roll on the par-4 third hole. Kirk held serve until the ninth hole where a bogey got the match back to all square. That kicked off a stretch of three straight holes won by Knox, allowing him to take the foot off the gas and cruise to victory, reaching 1-0-1 on the week. Knox will lead off round three tomorrow with a match against Branden Grace. Kirk will trail them by 10 minutes, as he takes on David Lingmerth.
Mar 24 - 8:05 PM

Russell Knox readies for his tournament debut at this week's World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play.

The Scot hoisted the hardware in his first ever WGC start (2016 WGC-HSBC Champions), so we know he feels comfortable in these strong-field events. He arrives with no match-play experience since joining the PGA TOUR. Knox is a GIR machine and currently ranks second on TOUR in GIR percentage. That could play nicely in this format as it will apply a little extra pressure to his opponents. He will kick off the week in Group 11, where he will face off against Branden Grace, David Lingmerth, and Chris Kirk.
Mar 22 - 8:31 AM

Russell Knox looks to earn the title of course horse as he preps PGA National's Champion Course at this week's Honda Classic.

The Scot may not be in pure course horse status yet, but a T2 and T3 in his first two Honda appearances has him well on his way. The Jacksonville University alum is well adapted to the windy Florida conditions he will face this week. Knox arrives amidst a bit of a slump, but a return to the East Coast could easily flip the switch.
Feb 24 - 6:44 PM

Russell Knox joins 13 other first-timers at this week's 32-man Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

It's 30-for-30 as the 30-year-old ranks 30th in the Official World Golf Ranking. He stamped his ticket to Maui via his breakthrough win at the WGC-HSBC Champions nine weeks ago where his 20-under 268 was two clear of runner-up Kevin Kisner. The Scot followed a week later with a playoff loss at the weather-delayed OHL Classic where he held a one-shot lead with one hole to play in regulation but bogeyed the last. In his latest action, he went for 24th (of 30) at the Nedbank Golf Challenge on rounds of 69-76-68-76. Knox sits No. 2 in the FedExCup standings entering the HTOC, 12 points shy of FEC leader Kisner.
Jan 5 - 8:29 AM

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).
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 10:53:00 AM

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.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 06:36:00 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.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 02:26:00 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.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 12:51:00 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."
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 02:49:00 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.).
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 07:53:00 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.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 09:00:00 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.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 12:49:00 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.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 02:29:00 AM