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Russell Henley (born April 12, 1989) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Russell Henley
Personal information
Born (1989-04-12) April 12, 1989 (age 30)
Macon, Georgia, U.S.
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceCharleston, South Carolina, U.S.[1]
Career
CollegeUniversity of Georgia
Turned professional2011
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s)Web.com Tour
Professional wins6
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
Web.com Tour3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT11: 2017
PGA ChampionshipT12: 2015
U.S. OpenT16: 2010
The Open ChampionshipT20: 2015
Achievements and awards
Haskins Award2010

Contents

Amateur careerEdit

Born in Macon, Georgia, Henley attended Stratford Academy in Macon. He played college golf for four years at the University of Georgia in Athens.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4] Henley represented the U.S. that year at the Walker Cup and Palmer Cup competitions.

Professional careerEdit

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.

PGA TourEdit

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.[5] The win gave Henley an invitation to the Masters and the PGA Championship.[6]

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.[7][8]

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
victory
Runner(s)-up
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)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
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
victory
Runner(s)-up
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

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament CUT T31 21 T11 T15
U.S. Open T16LA T42 CUT T60 CUT T27 T25
The Open Championship T73 CUT T20 CUT T37 CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT T12 T22 T71 T50
  Did not play

LA = Low amateur
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 4
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 5
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 3
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 4
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 8 24 16
  • 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.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Mexico Championship T28 T47 T56 T58
Match Play R32 T34 T36
Bridgestone Invitational T27 T41 T17 T66
HSBC Champions T35 T36
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied

PGA Tour career summaryEdit

Season Starts Cuts
made
Wins 2nd 3rd Top-10 Top-25 Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
2010 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 n/a[a] n/a
2011 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 n/a[a] n/a
2013 24 17 1 0 0 3 5 2,008,026 33[9]
2014 29 17 1 1 0 3 5 2,590,493 31[10]
2015 24 20 0 0 1 4 11 2,110,774 39[11]
2016 25 13 0 0 0 4 7 1,228,347 85[12]
2017 27 22 1 0 1 5 11 3,413,876 20[13]
2018 23 16 0 0 0 3 8 1,516,438 70[14]
Career* 154 107 3 1 2 22 48 12,867,953 133[15]

a Henley was an amateur.

* As of the 2018 season[16]

U.S. national team appearancesEdit

Amateur

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Q&A with Russell Henley: Charleston PGA rookie prepares for his first Masters". The Post and Courier. April 9, 2013.
  2. ^ "Russell Henley profile". University of Georgia. Retrieved August 15, 2010.
  3. ^ "Russell Henley profile". ESPN. Retrieved August 15, 2010.
  4. ^ "Amateur Henley holds on at home-course Stadion Classic". PGA Tour. May 8, 2011. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  5. ^ "Russell Henley wins PGA Tour debut". ESPN. Associated Press. January 14, 2013.
  6. ^ "Russell Henley, with a smashing debut, wins rookie debut on PGA Tour at Sony Open". The Washington Post. Associated Press. January 13, 2013.
  7. ^ "Week 9: Russell Henley Survives four way play off moving inside the world Top 50". OWGR. March 3, 2014.
  8. ^ "Russell Henley wins playoff at Honda". ESPN. Associated Press. March 3, 2014.
  9. ^ "2013 Money Leaders". PGA Tour. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  10. ^ "2014 Money Leaders". PGA Tour. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  11. ^ "2015 Money Leaders". PGA Tour. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  12. ^ "2016 Money Leaders". PGA Tour. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  13. ^ "2017 Money Leaders". PGA Tour. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  14. ^ "2018 Money Leaders". PGA Tour. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  15. ^ "Career Money Leaders". PGA Tour. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  16. ^ "Russell Henley Profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved September 25, 2018.

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