Has anyone told Russell Henley that rookies are not suppose to come out on tour during the first week and fire a pair of 63’s – which is now the 36 hole record for the Sony Hawaii Open. Rookies are suppose to squeak around the first month or so, then have a little flash in the pants at a smaller event, and then if they are a really great player qualify for the PGA Tour Playoffs.
Two days into his PGA Tour career and Russell Henley is in the record book.
Henley putted for a birdie on every hole of his round on Friday during his second straight round of a 7-under 63, giving him a two-shot lead over fellow rookie Scott Langley and Scott Piercy in the Sony Open.
Rookies are not suppose to come out and dominate a golf course the way that Russell has. In Russell’s defense those he did win on the Web.com Tour as an amateur, and he is no stranger to playing great on golf’s highest stage. But what a way to start his full member status on the PGA Tour. No one knows what the weekend has in store for this PGA Tour rookie, but I would venture to guess he is here to stay.
***One little side note*** Russell Henley is a Nike Staffer. Just putting it out there that Nike could very well be the biggest golf company by the end of the year. Just pointing out a few things and making a few observations…
- No. 98: Russell Henley (tourreport.pgatour.com)
- US PGA Tour rookie Russell Henley leads Sony Open (thenewstribe.com)
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