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J.J. Henry won the 2012 Barracuda Championship and is back in the field at Montrêux Golf and Country Club this week.
That he has a recent win on this layout tells anyone all they need to know about his ability on this particular layout. At 132nd in the current FedExCup standings, he doesn't need a win to earn a spot in the FEC Playoffs in a few weeks, but he does need a solid finish. He's made his last four cuts, including a T43 in Canada last week, but the finishes have been so low that he hasn't gained ground on his chase for the top 125. Jul 30 - 3:41 PM
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J.J. Henry makes his fifth start in The Greenbrier Classic later this week.

After a T36 in the first edition of the tournament in 2010, he's missed each of his subsequent three cuts at The Old White TPC. He's 130th in the FedExCup standings and clearly on the bubble in terms of trying to squeeze into the Playoffs just around the corner. His T13 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic was a step in the right direction, but followed that with a missed cut at the Travelers and a T39 at Congressional last week.
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Jun 30 - 8:51 PM

J.J. Henry sits 4-under-par 66-70=136 through two rounds of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, eight strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

It's about time that Henry makes noise. In 16 starts since the PGA TOUR resumed its season after the holidays, he's finished no better than T40 at the Northern Trust Open. He's currently 142nd in FedExCup points. After burying five short birdie tries in the opening round, his only birdie today measured 31'8" at the par-3 eighth, the penultimate hole of the round. Alas, he gave the stroke right back with a bogey-5 at 9, but it's refreshing to know that he's in position to make a run on the weekend.
Jun 6 - 2:48 PM

J.J. Henry turned in a 4-under-par 34-32=66 for his opening round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, finishing three strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Like 59 others, Henry returned to TPC Southwind today for a 7:02 a.m. restart of the first round. He picked up where darkness stranded him on Thursday and logged his lowest aggregate since a third-round 65 at the Humana Challenge in January. He hit 13 greens in regulation at TPC Southwind and erased a lone bogey at the par-4 fifth with five birdies. The only par breakers of notable length measured just 10'1" at the par-4 15th hole.
Jun 6 - 8:57 AM

J.J. Henry enters this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial ranked 141st in the FedExCup standings.

Henry is teeing it up for his fifth consecutive week, missing just one cut along the way. While his form is trending relatively well, his course history is not. After 12 trips to Colonial, Henry has amassed just one top 40 finish and signed for rounds under-par in only 12-of-36 rounds.
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May 21 - 9:49 AM

J.J. Henry carded a 4-under-par 31-37=68 in his opening round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, finishing four strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Henry occupied the top of the leaderboard until bogeys at 14 and 17, but he gathered six birdies on his first 10 holes. The longest stretched a mere 13'7" at the par-4 fourth. It's a surprising day given he arrived just 3-for-11 in 2014 with no better than a T40 at Riviera. He hadn't signed for a sub-70 since a second-round 68 at The Honda Classic where he missed the cut anyway.
Apr 24 - 3:46 PM

J.J. Henry enters the Shell Houston Open ranked 110th in the FedExCup standings.

Henry is slowly sliding down the FedExCup standings as he sat in 70th place just six weeks ago. Gamers can't rely on him currently as he's failed to play the weekend in eight of his last nine tournaments. Henry turns 39 years old on Wednesday and may try to parlay his birthday into a nice payday, but don't count on it.
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Mar 31 - 10:56 PM

J.J. Henry was disqualified from the Puerto Rico Open for failing to sign his scorecard on Thursday.

This is a little strange. He apparently shot a 2-over-par 38-36=74 during which four bogeys outweighed two birdies, so it wasn't like he was pushing 90. It's possible that anything could have caused him not to sign the card -- perhaps he was mad after closing bogey-bogey; perhaps he was distracted; or perhaps he simply forgot and it slipped through the cracks -- but this is not an explanation we see often.
Mar 7 - 9:00 AM

J.J. Henry returns to the Puerto Rico Open for the third time.

Henry has cashed checks in 2010 and 2012, with a T38 in '10 the best. He currently sits 84th in the FedExCup standings despite missing four of his last five cuts. Virtually all of the damage of his 2013-14 season was done early, with three top 25s in his first four starts.
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Mar 4 - 9:30 PM

J.J. Henry returns to Torrey Pines for his 13th Farmers Insurance Open.

His continual support of this event is a bit of a question when you dig into his past history. His best finish was a T11 in 2009, but that also is his only top 25. If there were ever a week for him to add his second top 25 in this event, it could be this one. He's made each of his five cuts in 2013-14, with three going for top 25s. He tied for 82nd in last week's Humana Challenge.
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Jan 21 - 8:26 PM

J.J. Henry kicked off the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season by securing paychecks in all four of his starts in the fall and turns his attention to the new calendar year ranked 29th in the FedExCup standings.

Simply put, Henry has been playing above his career curve. Three of those four paydays went for top 25s. Historically, he's made just over 65 percent of his PGA TOUR cuts (245 of 389), with 32.3 percent (82) of those going for top 25s. To put it in perspective, he had three top 25s during the course of the entire 2013 season. That he's seventh in GIR and 19th in ball-striking isn't a giant surprise, but that he stands 34th in strokes gained-putting is better than we are used to seeing.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 01:43:00 PM

J.J. Henry signed for a 1-under-par 34-36=70 in his third round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

The likelihood of him walking away with the trophy tomorrow is all but taillights as he's gone two straight rounds without breaking 70 after a sublime 60 on Thursday. He created 16 chances to break par today but did so on only three occasions, all from only five feet or closer. Henry also whiffed on two looks inside 10 feet, one of which (at the par-4 15th hole) led to his second of two bogeys on the round. He's at 12-under 201 through 54 holes.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 08:05:00 PM

Overnight leader J.J. Henry answered his course-record 60 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with an even-par 35-36=71 in his second round.

You know the adage -- it's difficult to back up a low round with another -- but it's always aggravating to accept the reality. Henry went just 1-for-4 in scrambling today and added a three-putt bogey from just outside 64 feet at the par-4 fourth hole to total four bogeys on the round. He neutralized the negative with four birdies, but would sign his card sitting four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 08:24:00 PM

J.J. Henry smoothed a bogey-free, 11-under-par 32-28=60 in his opening round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to establish sole possession of the clubhouse lead.

First the X's and the O's. He split eight (of 14) fairways and hit all greens in regulation but one, but he got up and down at the par-4 third hole for his par, sinking the save from just inside eight feet. Elsewhere, he rammed in nine birdies before capping his round with a hole-out for eagle from 17 yards out at the par-5 ninth hole. Five of his birdie conversions dropped in from outside 10 feet, including rolls from 21'7", 27'3" and 20 feet at Nos. 16, 5 and 8, respectively. At the time he signed his card, his strokes gained-putting split sat north of a staggering 6.030. Not only it is his personal low on the PGA TOUR and a course record at TPC Summerlin, but he's just the 29th golfer to post a 60 in TOUR history. (Six have carded a 59.)
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 04:04:00 PM

J.J. Henry will tee it up for the sixth time in Las Vegas for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Henry kicked off 2013-14 in fine fashion at the Frys.com Open last week, sharing 16th place. In his five previous trips to TPC Summerlin, he's secured four paychecks but none better than a 46th last year. It seems likely that he could post his best finish in Vegas this week, but it's hard to imagine him surpassing last week's T16.
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 09:34:00 PM