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Russell Knox

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

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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

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Russell Knox fashioned a season-low 6-under-par 31-33=64 in the third round of the Travelers Championship to reach 12-under 198, up three spots into a three-way T2, three back of 54-hole leader Daniel Berger.

The 31-year-old began the day in a four-way T5 on 6-under, one back of Berger and three other overnight leaders. He striped 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, posting 3.534 in SG: Tee-to-Green. The Jacksonville University alum squared a lone bogey-4 at the 16th (failed sand save), but otherwise was stellar, circling seven birdies and 1.571 putts per GIR. He kicked off with three straight circles on Nos. 1-3, two from between 11 and 19 feet, adding further par breakers on holes 6, 13, 15 and 18, walking-off with a birdie-3 from 10'5". Knox's 64 is a season best in his 72nd round, surpassing 65 (five times). His career best is 62 in the final round of the 2014 BMW Championship.
Aug 6 - 2:44 PM

Russell Knox tacked on a 3-under-par 31-36=67 in the second round of the Travelers Championship to post 6-under 134, up six spots to T3 with play still in progress.

The 31-year-old settles-in one stroke back of a pair of clubhouse leaders but the way he started out, probably had his sights on something greater. He raced out with 4-under 31, circling the second and three straight on holes 5-7, but stalled out to a birdie-less 1-over inward half, squaring a lone bogey at the par-4 10th. The Scot split 10 (of 14) fairways and for a second straight lap, 15 greens in regulation. He gained 2.826 SG: Tee-to-Green and conjured up a 0.287 in SG: Putting.
Aug 5 - 6:00 PM

Russell Knox kicked off his week at the Travelers Championship with a 3-under-par 35-32=67 to vault inside the top 10 on the live leaderboard.

The Scot opened his week on the back nine and traded four birdies with one bogey before making the turn. Most notable to DFS gamers was a three-hole birdie train that started at the par-4 15th and was highlighted by a 25'1" bomb at the par-3 16th. His flat stick calmed down after the turn, making just one putt from outside six feet. Knox withdrew from this event mid-tournament last year due to illness, but is looking quite healthy through 18 holes. At seventh in the FedExCup race, Knox is looking to pad his totals to help him make it to the TOUR Championship for the first time in his career.
Aug 4 - 12:56 PM

Russell Knox smoothed a bogey-free 3-under-par 31-36=67 in today's third round of the 98th PGA Championship to reach 3-under 207, currently T18 on the leaderboard.

The 31-year-old opened with twin 70s to make his first cut at the PGA in his third try. Thru 54 holes, he's played the front nine in 5-under and the back nine in 2-over. For a second straight lap, the Scot striped 12 (of 14) fairways and for a third straight lap he hit 13 greens in regulation. Knox did all his damage with three consecutive birdies on holes 3-5, each from inside of nine feet, otherwise carding 15 pars. The longest par putt he had to make was 5'11" at the par-5 17th. Thirty-seven (of 86) players have their third rounds in the books with the transplanted Floridan joining Padraig Harrington (65) as the only bogey-free rounds.
Jul 30 - 3:10 PM

World No. 26 Russell Knox contests his first World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and is grouped the first two rounds with World No. 1 Jason Day and World No. 8 and past champ Adam Scott.

This is the 31-year-old's fourth overall WGC event with all of them coming this season. He won the first WGC event of 2015-16 from the 54-hole co-leader perch, claiming the HSBC Champions by two over Kevin Kisner. It was the Scot's first PGA TOUR title in his 93rd career start and became the first-ever to win a WGC stroke-play event in their inaugural appearance. Knox is a lofty fifth in the FedExCup standings with three top 10s in 17 starts. Besides his win, he finished P2 at the OHL Classic the week after the HSBC, and was T2 at the RBC Heritage. The Jacksonville University alum posted a T23 at the U.S. Open in his most recent action.
Jun 29 - 6:27 PM

Russell Knox posted a 1-under-par 36-35=71 in the second round of the BMW PGA Championship and at 2-over 146, missed the cut by a shot on his tournament debut.

The main damage was done with an opening 75 and the Scot couldn't do enough to repair it on Friday. That said, his eagle-3 at the last would have taken him into the weekend but for a costly bogey-6 at 17. Despite it being his first start at Wentworth, this still comes as a surprise following his second place in last week's Irish Open and runners-up finish at Hilton Head two starts earlier. Joining Knox with early exits are: 146- Soren Kjeldsen; Ross Fisher ... 147- Shane Lowry; Thorbjorn Olesen ... 148- Miguel Angel Jimenez; Alejandro Canizares ... 149- Jamie Donaldson.
May 27 - 4:25 PM

Russell Knox briefly held the final round lead before submitting to the will of Rory McIlroy at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, posting a final round 4-under-par 32-36=68 to finish T2 with Bradley Dredge on 9-under 279.

For much of the final round McIlroy appeared to be waltzing away with the title as no-one emerged from the pack to challenge him, but Knox slowly but surely created an opportunity for himself. Playing alongside the eventual winner he made his first play on the front nine, making eagle-3 on 4 and birdie-3 on 5. A bogey followed on 6, but he got the shot back on 8. Heading into the back nine McIlroy held the gap steady until Knox pounced with back-to-back birdies on 14 and 15 to take a 1-shot lead. The key moment came on 16: McIlroy made an imperious birdie-4 and Knox twitched, making bogey to execute a 2-shot swing. Knox can be comforted knowing he has advanced his Ryder Cup hopes this week.
May 22 - 1:02 PM

Russell Knox continues to slice through the field after his slow start Thursday, adding a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in the third round to assume leadership of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in the clubhouse on 5-under 211.

The Scotsman is currently T3 in the field, 1 behind Danny Willett (through 50 holes) and 4 behind leader Rory McIlroy (who has played 51 holes). Having opened with a 3-over 75 Knox is 8-under for his last 36 holes, a direct consequence of a smart short game. He has needed just 54 putts in that stretch and is 8-for-10 in saving par from greens missed in regulation. He actually opened Saturday with a bogey, but once he had marked it down he never squared another number. His 3 birdies all came on the par-5s, at 4, 10 and 16.
May 21 - 4:46 PM

Russell Knox authored a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in the final round of THE PLAYERS for a 72-hole tally of 5-under 283, up 17 to T23 with play still in progress.

Knox watered three en route to a sextuple bogey-9 on the par-3 17th in the third round. He followed with bogey-5 at 18, losing seven shots in his final two holes and dropping from T6 on 8-under total to T40. The Scot only took 4 on the 17th today, 3-jacking from 42'10", his lone blemish on the card. He circled birdies at 4, 13 and 15, and added an eagle-3 from 9'10" at the 11th. Remarkably, the Jacksonville Beach, Florida, resident hit 11 (of 14) fairways for all four rounds and is currently second in that stat at 78.57 percent (44/56).
May 15 - 3:40 PM

Russell Knox smoothed a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-34=67 in the two-day second round of THE PLAYERS to reach the midpoint on 9-under 135, up 17 places to T6, six back of 36-hole leader Jason Day.

The Jacksonville Beach, Florida, resident returned with 31 others on Sat. morning to complete their respective second rounds. He had three holes remaining and played them in even-par, but missed birdie from 7'1" at the par-5 16th. This is his third PLAYERS with progressively better finishes of T34/2014 and T17 last year. Along with an opening 68, the 30-year-old has now posted nine of 10 at par or better at TPC Sawgrass and three straight in the red. Thru 36 holes, he's penciled 10 birdies, five each round, against a lone bogey at the par-5 16th in R1.
May 14 - 11:38 AM

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

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