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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 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). Nov 29 - 6:06 PM

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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.
Nov 22 - 5:53 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.
Nov 13 - 5:17 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.
Nov 12 - 5:48 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.
Nov 11 - 5:11 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.
Oct 30 - 8:26 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.
Oct 29 - 4:17 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.
Oct 28 - 4:23 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.
Oct 27 - 3:30 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.
Oct 26 - 9:35 AM

Russell Knox kept his name near the top of the leaderboard with a 4-under-par 33-35=68 during round three of the CIMB Classic, climbing to 15-under 201 on the week to sit in a share of second place with defending champ Justin Thomas.

The Scot followed up his bogey-free, 9-under with a blemish-free 3-under on the front nine today. When Knox circled a birdie at the par-4 12th and his playing partner Anirban Lahiri doubled the same hole, we saw a huge swing on the leaderboard and Knox took the lead for a brief moment. Knox would lose the lead when Lahiri birdied back-to-back holes and the Knox squared a bogey at the par-4 16th to fall further off the pace. It broke a streak of 38 straight holes without a bogey for the Scot. The 31-year-old has shown the go-low capability already once this week, so he is certainly still in the tournament, despite entering the final round four strokes off the pacesetter Anirban Lahiri.
Oct 22 - 3:10 AM

Russell Knox jumped 23 spots up the leaderboard to T3 after painting a 9-under-par 33-30=63 in round two of the CIMB Classic in Malaysia on Friday.

That was the low 18 at TPC Kuala Lumpur today and took the Scotsman to within three of leader Justin Thomas. The two-time PGA TOUR winner started his climb with par breakers at 1, 3 and 5 before opening his back nine with another pair. He then connected four straight from Nos. 14-17 before a par at the last secured his lowest round since 2014's Honda Classic. Knox piped 12 (of 14) fairways, hit 16 greens in regulation and needed just 25 putts. "I thought I could shoot maybe 5, 6-under would be a great score, and then I just started making putt after putt. Got on a nice little roll there and very pleased with my score," he said later.
Oct 21 - 5:33 AM

Russell Knox rocketed up the leaderboard with a 4-under-par 35-31=66 during round two of the TOUR Championship, reaching 1-under 139 at the midpoint, good for T7 on the live leaderboard with play still in progress.

The Scot found eight (of 14) fairways for the second day in a row. He doubled his GIRs today, landing 12 in regulation versus six in round one. That allowed him plenty of birdie chances and his putter finally caught fire on the back nine. He splashed in a 32'10" birdie at the par-4 14th and a 14'3" birdie on the par-4 17th. Overall he rolled in four putts from outside nine feet today, walking off the course with 3.682 strokes gained putting. This ties the low round of the week so far, and vaults him up 11 spots on the leaderboard. Knox will need to keep his foot on the gas for two more rounds as he's still got a lot of ground to make up before reaching the top with the leader sitting on 8-under at the time Knox signed his scorecard.
Sep 23 - 4:18 PM

Russell Knox takes his talents to East Lake Golf Club for his tournament debut at this week's TOUR Championship.

The European Ryder Cup snub will look to make one final splash to show Darren Clarke what he's missing out on by overlooking him in the captain's pick selections. After T60, T15, T17 to open the FedExCup Playoffs, Knox finds himself eighth in the FEC race. In order to claim the FedExCup trophy he'll need to win this week in addition to Dustin Johnson finishing third or worse and Patrick Reed finishing T2 or worse. Currently ranked sixth in driving accuracy and eighth in GIR, the 31-year-old looks like a superb course fit for East Lake.
Sep 19 - 12:05 PM

Making his 21st start of the season and fifth appearance at the Travelers Championship, Russell Knox erased a three-shot deficit with a final-round 2-under-par 34-34=68, claiming the victory with a 72-hole aggregate of 14-under 266, one shot clear of runner-up Jerry Kelly.

The 31-year-old adds his second TOUR title in his 110th career start and second of the season, joining the WGC-HSBC back in Nov., which he co-led after 54 holes. He becomes the fifth multiple winner on TOUR this season, joining Jason Day (3), Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, and Adam Scott with two each. The Scot began the finale in a three-way T2 on 12-under, three shy of overnight leader and playing competitor Daniel Berger, who shot 74. He mustered just six (of 14) fairways but hit 13 greens in regulation, posting a tidy 1.692 putts per GIR though a pedestrian 0.289 in SG: Putting. Knox outpaced bogey-5 at four with birdies on 3 and 6 to turn 1-under, trailing Berger by one. He circled back-to-backs on 13 and 14, both from inside of seven feet, before squaring bogey-4 at 16 (failed scramble). Knox came to 18 leading Kelly (in the clubhouse) by one. He missed the fairway and the green, but got up-and-down from a greenside bunker, nailing a 12'1" par for the title.
Aug 7 - 6:16 PM