Russell Henley
Russell Henley
30-Year-Old Golfer
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2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Prior to last season, Henley had spent five full seasons on the PGA Tour and he'd picked-up wins in three of those five seasons. He also cracked the $2 million barrier in four of his first five season on the PGA Tour. Last season however, he did neither. The 2017-2018 season wasn't a complete failure, after all, he finished inside the top-100 on the FedEx points list, but it certainly wasn't a success. Henley definitely took a step back last season, but there's no reason to think he'll continue down that path. The upside is there and his floor should be just about where he finished last season. In other words, a good recipe for a salary cap pick. Read Past Outlooks
Returning at Barracuda Championship
July 22, 2019
Henley (undisclosed) is listed in the field for this week's Barracuda Championship.
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Henley chose not to tee it up at the Barbasol Championship last week after earning runner-up honors at the John Deere Classic on the heels of four missed cuts from the RBC Canadian Open to the 3M Open. This will be Henley's first career appearance at Montreux G&CC in Reno, NV.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2013
Henley had a solid season last year, but it's not quite what you'd expect from someone who finished top-20 on the FedEx list. Henley did pick up a victory at the Shell Houston Open, but he posted only two other top-5s during the season. It didn't hurt that one of those top-5s, was a third-place finish at the Tour Championship, but still, his resume from last season doesn't seem to add up to $3.4 million in earnings. Henley was a two-time winner heading into the season, so his numbers from last season are not that surprising, but his earnings from last season were quite the jump from his previous high of $2.5 million. With that in mind, $3.4 million is probably too much to spend on Henley in salary cap leagues this season.
Henley started his PGA Tour career in-style with a win in his first year and an earnings total over $2 million. He followed that with another nearly identical season in year-two. Year -three was missing the win, but he still managed to climb above the $2 million mark. As for what happened in year-four -- that's hard to say as Henley had his worst season as a pro on the PGA Tour. With three seasons above the $2 million plateau on his resume already, he's primed for a bounce-back this year. As such, he's a great salary cap candidate this season. In drafts, he should go near the sixth or seventh round.
It hasn't taken Henley long to adjust to life on the PGA Tour. In his rookie season, Henley earned five top-25s, three top-10s, and one win. In his second season, he earned five top-25s, three top-10s and one win. See a pattern here? The difference between his first and second seasons was about $500k. Normally we'd like to see more of a jump between seasons, but considering last year was just his second year on the PGA Tour, it looks pretty impressive. There's no telling where his ceiling is, but it looks pretty high right now. Henley comes as a high price this season, but he is worth a look in salary cap leagues. In draft leagues he could go early in the 2nd round.
Henley peaked early in the 2013 season with a win at the Sony Open, but he struggled to build on that win the rest of the way. Players who have that type of resume are hard to get behind because you never know if they can find the magic for one week again during the current year. As such, Henley is a no go in salary cap leagues and probably should go in the 50-60 range in drafts.
Henley came on late in 2012, winning twice in a three-week span with a third-place finish mixed in. It was an impressive comeback for Henley, who didn’t have a top-10 until mid-July. In the end, he finished with seven in 26 starts and goes to the PGA TOUR via the Web.com Tour ripe with confidence off the hot finish. If he drives it like he did last year – he was sixth in total driving, which is the combination of distance and accuracy – then he should be in contention early and often on the PGA TOUR in 2013. If his name sounds familiar it might be because he won in 2011 as an amateur, the same feat as Harris English, who made $1.2 million as a PGA TOUR rookie in 2012.
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WD from Barbasol Championship
Undisclosed
July 16, 2019
Henley has withdrawn his name from the field at this week's Barbasol Championship, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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Shoots 61 on Sunday to claim second
July 14, 2019
Henley went off on Sunday for a 10-under-par 61 to move him all the way into solo second place at the John Deere Classic.
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In Canada after three weeks off
June 4, 2019
Henley will be in the field for the RBC Canadian Open this week.
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Week saved by eagle on 18
April 29, 2019
Henley and teammate Ryan Blaum faltered with a two-over 74 in the final round of the Zurich Classic to fall into a tie for 18th place.
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Picks up top-20 at PGA National
March 4, 2019
Henley shot a two-under 68 on Sunday at the Honda Classic to finish in a tie for 20th place.
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