Russell Henley

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Russell Henley
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born(1989-04-12) April 12, 1989 (age 25)
Macon, Georgia
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceCharleston, South Carolina[1]
Career
CollegeUniversity of Georgia
Turned professional2011
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s)Web.com Tour
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Web.com Tour3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT31: 2014
U.S. OpenT16: 2010
The Open ChampionshipT73: 2013
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 2013, 2014
Achievements and awards
Haskins Award2010
 
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Russell Henley
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born(1989-04-12) April 12, 1989 (age 25)
Macon, Georgia
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceCharleston, South Carolina[1]
Career
CollegeUniversity of Georgia
Turned professional2011
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s)Web.com Tour
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Web.com Tour3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT31: 2014
U.S. OpenT16: 2010
The Open ChampionshipT73: 2013
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 2013, 2014
Achievements and awards
Haskins Award2010

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

Amateur career[edit]

Henley was born in Macon, Georgia. He played college golf for four years at the University of Georgia.[2] He won the 2010 Haskins Award as the most outstanding collegiate golfer.

Henley played in the 2010 U.S. Open and tied for the low amateur (with Scott Langley). He also played in two 2010 Nationwide Tour events: 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. He became only the second amateur to win on the Tour (Daniel Summerhays was the first in 2007). The tournament was played on the University of Georgia's home course.[4] Henley represented the United States at the 2011 Walker Cup and the 2011 Palmer Cup.

Professional career[edit]

Henley made his professional debut at the Nationwide Tour's Soboba Golf Classic in September 2011. In September 2012, 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-foot 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 (as the Nationwide Tour would later be named), 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 2013 Sony Open in Hawaii. He finished at 24-under-par, 256, breaking by four shots the Sony Open scoring record. 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 2013 Masters Tournament and the PGA Championship.[6]

On March 2, 2014, Henley won his second PGA Tour title at the Honda Classic. 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 2014 Masters Tournament.[7][8]

Professional wins (5)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreTo parMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1Jan 13, 2013Sony Open in Hawaii63-63-67-63=256−243 strokesSouth Africa Tim Clark
2Mar 2, 2014Honda Classic64-68-68-72=272−8PlayoffScotland Russell Knox, Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy, United States Ryan Palmer

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No.YearTournamentOpponentsResult
12014Honda ClassicScotland Russell Knox, Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy, United States Ryan PalmerWon with birdie on first extra hole

Web.com Tour wins (3)[edit]

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreTo parMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1May 8, 2011Stadion Classic at UGA
(as an amateur)
72-66-66-68=272−122 strokesUnited States Troy Kelly
2Sep 30, 2012Chiquita Classic66-65-65-70=266−22PlayoffUnited States Patrick Cantlay, United States Morgan Hoffmann
3Oct 21, 2012Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open66-70-69-65=270−10PlayoffUnited States B. J. Staten

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament20102011201220132014
Masters TournamentDNPDNPDNPCUTT31
U.S. OpenT16LAT42DNPCUTT60
The Open ChampionshipDNPDNPDNPT73CUT
PGA ChampionshipDNPDNPDNPCUTCUT

LA = Low amateur
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Summary[edit]

TournamentWins2nd3rdTop-5Top-10Top-25EventsCuts made
Masters Tournament00000021
U.S. Open00000143
The Open Championship00000021
PGA Championship00000020
Totals000001105

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Q&A with Russell Henley: Charleston PGA rookie prepares for his first Masters". The Post and Courier. April 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Russell Henley". University of Georgia. Retrieved August 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Russell Henley". 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. ^ {{cite news |url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/russell-henley-with-a-smashing-debut-wins-rookie-debut-on-pga-tour-at-sony-open/2013/01/13/182cf98a-5dfa-11e2-8acb-ab5cb77e95c8_story.html |title=Russell Henley, with a smashing debut, wins rookie debut on PGA Tour at Sony Open |newspaper=[[The Washington Post] ]|agency=Associated Press |date=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. 

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