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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. 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
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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.
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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.
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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

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