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Russell Knox

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 155

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Russell Knox holed a 40-foot putt at the 72nd hole to complete a 6-under-par 32-34=66 and then drained an almost identical putt at the first play-off hole to edge out Ryan Fox and win the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Ballyliffin GC.
What a finish! The Scot looked to have lost his chance when failing to birdie the par-5 17th but he pulled a rabbit from the hat at the last to post 14-under 274 and then watched Fox miss an eight-foot putt to win. The duo returned to 18 and, in a virtual repeat, Knox sunk a huge putt before Fox's birdie effort to extend horseshoed out. The duo finished a stroke in front of Jorge Campillo while Jon Rahm shared fourth spot with four-shot overnight leader Erik Van Rooyen. Knox made his move early today with eagle-3 at No. 4 and added red numbers at 6, 10, 12, 15 and 18 against a single bogey at 11. Today's win follows his T2 in the Open de France last week and is a serious boost to Knox's Ryder Cup hopes. European Tour winner, PGA TOUR winner, WGC winner and now a Rolex Series winner, the next step could be a major. He'll bid to land his first at Carnoustie in two weeks although next up is a return home to contest the Scottish Open at Gullane. Jul 8 - 12:27 PM

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Russell Knox nudged four spots up the leaderboard to solo fifth after a third-round 4-under-par 34-34=68 took him to 8-under 208 thru' 54 holes although a late wobble left the Scotsman six shots behind new leader Erik Van Rooyen of South Africa.

Knox played the 5th hole to the 13th in 6-under today after a bogey at the 1st for the second day running. But with Van Rooyen racing clear with a 66, a costly bogey-6 at 17 made his job that much harder for Sunday's finale. Knox made his first red number of the day via birdie-2 at 5 before he added a second circle at 8. The World No. 87 played 10-13 in 4-under in round two and went one better today after starting his back nine with a run of birdie-birdie-par-eagle. Knox has work to do but let's not forget that he shot a closing 65 to jump 16 places and finish runner-up at last week's Open de France.
Jul 7 - 12:34 PM

Russell Knox continued his back door assault on the Race to Dubai with a second round of 3-under-par 35-34=69 at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Ballyliffin GC in Co. Donegal which left him on 4-under 140 heading into the weekend, three swings back of clubhouse leader Joakim Lagergren.

The Scotsman is 25th in the seasonal rankings despite having played just twice on the European Tour; his T12 in the US Open and T2 in the Open de France being significantly points heavy. Maintain the pace of this week and he could crack the top 20 or event top 15. He started as he meant to go on, splashing a hat-trick of red at 11, 12 and 13, but dropped a shot at the 16th and another at the first as he made his way home. But a brace of birdies at the third and fourth righted the ship and he parred his way home. His only previous start in this event also augurs well: He was T2 in 2016.
Jul 6 - 9:04 AM

Russell Knox painted a 6-under-par 33-32=65 in the final round of the HNA Open de France at Le Golf National in Paris to grab a share of second alongside Chris Wood and Julian Suri on 6-under 278.

Not enough for the win, but a 2018 high for the Scotsman who endured bad jet lag early in the week yet never seemed concerned on the course; a resolute effort. His bogey-free lap witnessed an early par breaker at the fifth and then he accelerated round the turn, ticking 8, 9, 10 and 11 to burst through the field. A final birdie at 14 gave him an outside chance of a play-off but he couldn't find the extra circled number; he was ultimately one short of winner Alex Noren's total. A nice way to belatedly celebrate his 33rd birthday, just his second individual top ten in the calendar year, bettering his T10 in the Sony Open, and he also won a spot in the Open at Carnoustie.
Jul 1 - 12:56 PM

World No. 145 Russell Knox authored a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round of the 118th U.S. Open to conclude on 8-over 288, up 11 places to T12 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Knox finished T12.

The 32-year-old, who celebrates his birthday June 21st, was making his 13th major appearance and fourth U.S. Open. His previous best was T22 at the 2016 PGA (Balustrol GC, NJ) and his previous best at the U.S. Open was T26, also in 2016 (Oakmont CC, PA). After opening with 73-71-75, the Scot began T23 on 9-over, two shy of the overnight top 10. He found 12 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, recording 1.929 putts per GIR with 31 total putts. The Jacksonville U alum squared two bogey-5s at holes 6 and 18 (3-putt from 49'5"), outpaced by three circles at 2 (from 54'4"), 5 and 10. For the week, he totaled 11 birdies against 17 bogeys and one double. It's his eighth top 25 of the season in 21 events and potentially a fourth top 10, first individually since T10 at the Sony.
Jun 17 - 4:54 PM

Russell Knox qualified for the U.S. Open on Monday and will now take a pass on this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Knox secured a spot when playing at the Columbus sectional. He posted rounds of 66-71=137 (-7). That ticket was the prize he desired so he will opt for rest this week instead of playing the St. Jude Classic. The SJC would have been his fifth straight week teeing it up. Add in the Memphis heat and it would have been less-than-ideal from the fatigue perspective. Knox is 2-for-3 in his career at the U.S. Open, but he did miss the cut last year at Erin Hills. A few others to withdraw for the same reason this morning are Keegan Bradley and Patrick Rodgers. There will likely be a few more WDs coming down the pipeline so keep your eyes on the Rotoworld player feed.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jun 5 - 9:05 AM

In alternate-shot action at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, World No. 113 Russell Knox and World No. 96 Martin Laird pieced together a 1-under-par 35-36=71 in the final round to wrap on 17-under 271, up one place to T7 with play winding down. UPDATE: With play completed, they finished T7, five adrift of champions Billy Horschel and Scott Piercy.

After opening in 64-73-63, the Scotsmen began T8 on 16-under, four adrift of leaders Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown. They were bogey-free 2-under thru 11 holes before playing their final seven holes in 1-over, lowlighted by a double bogey-5 at 17 after a Knox tee-ball in the water. Other than that, they had one other blemish, a 3-putt bogey-5 at 12 from 24'4", with Knox missing a 4'0" come-backer. They carded four circles at 7, 11, 13 and 16, with their long of the day from 39'7" at 16 off Laird's flat stick.
Apr 29 - 5:46 PM

In Four-ball action at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, World No. 113 Russell Knox and World No. 96 Martin Laird fashioned a bogey-free, 9-under-par 31-32=63 in the third round to post 16-under 200, up 11 spots to T8, four short of 54-hole leaders Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown.

Knox is making his fifth appearance, second in the team format after a missed cut last year with Kevin Streelman. This is Laird's fifth visit, first since a MC in 2015, and has one prior cash, a T24 in 2009. The Scots began the day T19, six back, and carded five birdies and two eagles, with Knox pitching-in for a 3 at the seventh from 74'8" away, and Laird kicking his in from eight inches at the par-4 16th after driving the green. Laird carded three birdies at 1, 5 and 18, all from inside of nine feet, while Knox contributed circles at 3, also a hole-out from 24'9" away, and 13 from 9'3".
Apr 28 - 6:00 PM

Russell Knox moves to the RBC Heritage this week at Harbour Town Golf Links looking to get on track.

Knox was doing pretty well from November into January, but a missed cut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open looks to have damaged his psyche a bit. He has made the cut in just three of the past six outing, including the last time we saw him at the Houston Open. The Scotsman needs to get back to hitting fairways and doing his best to get to the green in expedient fashion, especially if he is going to continue struggling in the Scrambling and Putting departments.
Apr 12 - 1:22 AM

World No. 98 Russell Knox styled a bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-33=66 in the third round of the Valspar Championship to post 4-under 209, up 26 places to T12 with play still in progress.

The Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, resident landed nine (of 13) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 0.820 strokes off-the-tee and 0.808 approaching-the-green. He opened with eagle at the par-5 first from 15'7", adding three birdies at 9, 10 and 14, two from between 10 and 14 feet. The 32-year-old registered 1.692 putts per GIR and 2.881 SG: Putting with 27 total putts.
Mar 10 - 4:07 PM

Russell Knox styled a 2-under-par 36-33=69 during round one of the Valspar Championship, good for a piece of fifth place after 18 holes of action in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Knox started his day on the 10th tee and roared out of the gate with three birdies over his first seven holes. That included a 48'2" hole out for birdie at the 13th. The Scot cooled his pace as the day progressed but still managed to lap the field average by nearly four strokes today (current field average: 72.87). The Florida resident is making his sixth appearance at this event, with a T25 in 2014 being the best on his current resume. With top 30s in four of his last six starts, gamers should start penciling him in for another this week but he still needs to keep his foot on the gas for three more days. The Copperhead Course can very quickly sap the energy out of a golfer's score.
Mar 8 - 6:11 PM

Russell Knox heads to The Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida this week looking to continue his consistent play.

Knox has made the cut in eight of the nine events he has entered this season, save for an anomaly at the Waste Management Phoenix Open when he opened with a first-round 74 before shooting a respectable 68 in the second round. Before Phoenix he was 37th or better in five straight events, including a pair of top-10 showings. Knox can go long off the tee, but he is able to harness the power ranking 38th in Driving Accuracy Percentage and sixth in GIR. There aren't many holes in his game right now. There is concern since he missed the cut at this event last season in a weather-marred tournament, but he was third in 2015 and he lost in a playoff in 2014, so he has had success here recently.
Feb 21 - 6:01 AM

Russell Knox coasted to a bogey-free, 8-under-par 31-33=64 during the second round of the CareerBuilder Challenge, remaining blemish-free on the week while moving him into a share of 10th place on 11-under 133 at the midpoint.

The Scot played his second round at the Nicklaus Tournament Course and got straight to work with a three-hole birdie train that started at the par-4 second hole. He would add five more circles before his day would be over, all while keeping a clean card. It was orchestrated by smooth striking as he pelted 17 greens in regulation after hitting 13 at La Quinta CC in R1. Knox arrived fresh off a top 10 at the Sony Open where he holed out three times (+4.6 strokes around-the-green). He's taking a more traditional route this week and he now finds himself in contention heading into Saturday's round where he will face off with Pete Dye's Stadium Course.
Jan 19 - 7:23 PM

World No. 80 Russell Knox conjured a 1-under-par 33-36=69 in the final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii, dropping four spots to T10 on 13-under 267.

After kicking off in 69-64-65, the 32-year-old began T6, four short of 54-hole leader Tom Hoge. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he hit eight (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, losing strokes in four of five strokes gained sub-categories. The Jacksonville University alum was bogey-free 3-under thru 14 holes, circling 7, 8 (from 27'0") and 12, but stalled out with four pars and back-to-back squares at 15 and 16 (failed sand saves). He posted a commercial 1.857 putts per GIR and -0.752 SG: Putting, needing 30 total putts. Knox improves to 3-for-7 at the Sony with three top-13 finishes and first top 10. He's 5-for-5 on the season with two top 10s, joining a T9 at the OHL two starts ago.
Jan 14 - 11:59 PM

World No. 80 Russell Knox authored a 5-under-par 32-33=65 in the third round of the Sony Open in Hawaii to post 12-under 198, up seven places to T5 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Knox is T6, four back of 54-hole leader Tom Hoge.

The 32-year-old hit nine (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, gaining 0.984 strokes off-the-tee and 1.595 around-the-green, currently No. 1 in the latter with a cumulative 4.585. He squared two bogey-4s at holes 7 (3-putt from 33'3") and 11, offset by five birdies at 1, 2, 4, 9 and 12, walking off with a hole-out eagle-3 from a greenside bunker at 18 from 67'4" away. The Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, resident made two conversions from between 15 and 23 feet, posting 1.667 putts per GIR and 0.493 SG: Putting with 29 total putts.
Jan 13 - 10:14 PM