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Russell Henley


Russell Henley

Russell Henley
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1989-04-12) April 12, 1989 (age 25)
Macon, Georgia
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence St. Simons Island, Georgia
College University of Georgia
Turned professional 2011
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1 Tour 3
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2013
U.S. Open T16: 2010
The Open Championship T73: 2013
PGA Championship CUT: 2013
Achievements and awards
Haskins Award 2010

Russell Henley (born April 12, 1989) is an American professional golfer.

Amateur career

Henley was born in Macon, Georgia. He played college golf for four years at the University of Georgia.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] Henley represented the United States at the 2011 Walker Cup and the 2011 Palmer Cup.

Professional career

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. Henley graduated from the 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.[4] The win gives Henley an invitation to the 2013 Masters Tournament and the PGA Championship.[5]

Professional wins (4)

PGA Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Jan 13, 2013 Sony Open in Hawaii –24 (63-63-67-63=256) 3 strokes South Africa Tim Clark Tour wins (3)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 May 8, 2011 Stadion Classic at UGA
(as an amateur)
–12 (72-66-66-68=272) 2 strokes United States Troy Kelly
2 Sep 30, 2012 Chiquita Classic –22 (66-65-65-70=266) Playoff United States Patrick Cantlay, United States Morgan Hoffmann
3 Oct 21, 2012 Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open –10 (66-70-69-65=270) Playoff United States B. J. Staten

Results in major championships

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP CUT
U.S. Open T16LA T42 DNP CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP T73
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP CUT

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


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 3
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 2 (2010 U.S. Open – 2011 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

U.S. national team appearances


See also

  • 2012 Tour graduates


External links

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