9 Things You Didn't Know About Russell Henley

Get to know American Russell Henley a little better thanks to these nine facts.

9 Things You Didn't Know About Russell Henley
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9 Things You Didn't Know About Russell Henley

1. Russell Henley was born in Macon, Georgia on the 12th of April 1989.

2. Henley went to the University of Georgia which has a prodigious golf program. He studied Consumer Economics and graduated in 2011.

Whilst there, in 2010 he won the Fred Haskins Award as the nation's most outstanding collegiate golfer. For the 2009-2010 season he was named Georgia's Student-Athlete of the year and he helped the Georgia Bulldogs win the SEC title in his junior and senior years. He claimed medalist honors as a junior.

3. His four PGA Tour victories are the 2013 Sony Open in Hawaii, 2014 Honda Classic, 2017 Shell Houston Open, and finally 2022 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba.

4. He has made over $22 million in official PGA Tour career earnings.

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5. The American is an avid guitar player and has played onstage with O.A.R. and Darius Rucker at PGA Tour events in the past.

6. Henley currently resides on Kiawah Island in South Carolina, a resort which famously has the Ocean Course, one of the hardest golf courses in the United States. It has played host to a Ryder Cup and two PGA Championships.

7. His wife, Teil Duncan, is a well-known painter based out of Charleston, South Carolina. We believe they have two children together called Robert Russell and Ruth Teil.

8. His bucket list includes skydiving, visiting Italy and winning the Masters.

9. He established the Kevin Brown Celebrity Classic Golf Tournament to benefit the Macon Rescue Mission and FCA which gives medical care to those in need in his hometown.

For more content on the American, learn more about his caddie here.

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22