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Tour Report: No. 98: Russell Henley

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To preview the 2013 PGA TOUR season, PGATOUR.COM is counting down the Top 100 Players to Watch in 2013. For an archive page with the top 100 players and for an explanation on how the list was compiled, click here.

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2013 PREVIEW: Russell Henley saved his best golf for the end of the 2012 season, which should make for a solid spingboard to the PGA TOUR. He won twice in his last four events, both coming in playoffs, and finished sixth or better in the other two, which should be quite a confidence boost.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: His win at the Chiquita Classic was particularly hard-fought after he put his second shot at the 18th hole in the water and had to hole a 20-footer for bogey to get into a playoff with Patrick Cantlay and Morgan Hoffman. A two-putt par on the first extra hole was good enough for the win– Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Imagine that, another player from Georgia. Henley will bring his Bulldog talents to the PGA TOUR after winning twice on the Tour. What impresses me most, is Henley did not win until the last week of September and middle of October. When he needed a big finish, he delivered. – Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: There isn’t anything to add to my assessment per my 2013 fantasy projections for Tour grads. Invest with confidence and plan on retaining for 2013-14 if in a keeper league– Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert


Final money list ranking


Best finish 1st (won playoff)
1st (won playoff)
Chiquita Classic
Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open Presented by Planters
By the Numbers

Starts: 26

Cuts made: 17

Rounds played: 86

Top-10 finishes: 7 Tour ranking

Driving distance: 47th

Driving accuracy: 25th

Greens in regulation: 24th

Putting average: 40th

Scoring average: 16th


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