|Born||April 12, 1989|
Macon, Georgia, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Residence||Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.|
|College||University of Georgia|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Former tour(s)||Web.com Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T11: 2017|
|PGA Championship||T12: 2015|
|U.S. Open||T16: 2010|
|The Open Championship||T20: 2015|
|Achievements and awards|
Born in Macon, Georgia, Henley attended Stratford Academy in Macon. He played college golf for four years at the University of Georgia in Athens. He won the 2010 Haskins Award as the most outstanding collegiate golfer and played in the U.S. Open and tied for the low amateur (with Scott Langley). He also played in two Nationwide Tour events in 2010: the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational and the Stadion Athens Classic at UGA.
In 2011, Henley won the Stadion Classic at UGA on the Nationwide Tour, only the second amateur to win on that tour; Daniel Summerhays was the first in 2007. The tournament was played on the University of Georgia's home course. Henley represented the U.S. that year at the Walker Cup and Palmer Cup competitions.
Henley made his professional debut at the Nationwide Tour's Soboba Golf Classic in September 2011. A year later, he won the Chiquita Classic, defeating Patrick Cantlay and Morgan Hoffmann in a playoff. In October 2012, he won his second title of the year at the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open. On the 72nd hole, he made 25 ft (7.6 m) putt for birdie to force playoff against B.J. Staten. He made par on the first playoff hole to earn the win. He graduated from the Web.com Tour (formerly the Nationwide Tour), to the PGA Tour, by finishing third on the money list in 2012.
Henley became the first PGA Tour rookie to win his debut in 12 years with a record-setting performance at the Sony Open in Hawaii in January 2013. He finished at 256 (–24), breaking the Sony Open scoring record by four shots. It was the second-lowest score for a 72-hole tournament in PGA Tour history, two shots behind Tommy Armour III at the Valero Texas Open in 2003. The win gave Henley an invitation to the Masters and the PGA Championship.
Henley won his second PGA Tour title at the Honda Classic in Florida in March 2014. In difficult conditions on Sunday, Henley shot a two-over-par round of 72 to make it into a four-man playoff with Russell Knox, Rory McIlroy, and Ryan Palmer. At the first playoff hole, the par-five 18th, Henley was the only one of the four players to find the green in two. Knox, McIlroy and Palmer all failed to get down in two, leaving Henley to hole from three feet for victory. He climbed into the world's top 50 as a result of this win and qualified for the upcoming Masters.
In April 2017, Henley won his third tour event at the Shell Houston Open in Texas. He started the round four strokes behind 54-hole leader Kang Sung-hoon. Henley shot a final round 65 (−7), which included ten birdies and a double-bogey (ninth hole), to win by three shots over runner-up Kang. With the win, he secured the final spot in the next week's Masters and also a spot into the PGA Championship in August.
Professional wins (6)Edit
PGA Tour wins (3)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin of
|1||Jan 13, 2013||Sony Open in Hawaii||63-63-67-63=256||−24||3 strokes||Tim Clark|
|2||Mar 2, 2014||Honda Classic||64-68-68-72=272||−8||Playoff||Russell Knox, Rory McIlroy, Ryan Palmer|
|3||Apr 2, 2017||Shell Houston Open||67-67-69-65=268||−20||3 strokes||Kang Sung-hoon|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||2014||Honda Classic||Russell Knox, Rory McIlroy, Ryan Palmer||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
Web.com Tour wins (3)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin of
|1||May 8, 2011||Stadion Classic at UGA
(as an amateur)
|72-66-66-68=272||−12||2 strokes||Troy Kelly|
|2||Sep 30, 2012||Chiquita Classic||66-65-65-70=266||−22||Playoff||Patrick Cantlay, Morgan Hoffmann|
|3||Oct 21, 2012||Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open||66-70-69-65=270||−10||Playoff||B. J. Staten|
Results in major championshipsEdit
|The Open Championship||T73||CUT||T20||CUT||T37||CUT|
LA = Low amateur
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||1||6||3|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (2016 PGA – 2018 U.S. Open)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 0
Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit
Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
PGA Tour career summaryEdit
a Henley was an amateur.
* As of the 2018 season
U.S. national team appearancesEdit
- "Q&A with Russell Henley: Charleston PGA rookie prepares for his first Masters". The Post and Courier. April 9, 2013.
- "Russell Henley profile". University of Georgia. Retrieved August 15, 2010.
- "Russell Henley profile". ESPN. Retrieved August 15, 2010.
- "Amateur Henley holds on at home-course Stadion Classic". PGA Tour. May 8, 2011. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
- "Russell Henley wins PGA Tour debut". ESPN. Associated Press. January 14, 2013.
- "Russell Henley, with a smashing debut, wins rookie debut on PGA Tour at Sony Open". The Washington Post. Associated Press. January 13, 2013.
- "Week 9: Russell Henley Survives four way play off moving inside the world Top 50". OWGR. March 3, 2014.
- "Russell Henley wins playoff at Honda". ESPN. Associated Press. March 3, 2014.
- "2013 Money Leaders". PGA Tour. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
- "2014 Money Leaders". PGA Tour. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
- "2015 Money Leaders". PGA Tour. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
- "2016 Money Leaders". PGA Tour. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
- "2017 Money Leaders". PGA Tour. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
- "2018 Money Leaders". PGA Tour. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
- "Career Money Leaders". PGA Tour. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
- "Russell Henley Profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved September 25, 2018.