Russell Henley Wins the Shell Houston Open

Russell Henley came from behind on Sunday afternoon with a final round 65 at the Shell Houston Open to claim his third PGA Tour victory.

Henley carded 10 birdies, which he was surprised to learn afterwards, a double on the par-3 ninth, and a bogey on 18 in route to a 72-hole score of 20-under, three strokes better than Sung Kang who led for the first three rounds.

“I made 10 birdies today?

“Oh, wow. Wow. Yeah. Then I guess it’s definitely the best (round).”

Henley has now had 13-straight rounds under par at the Golf Club of Houston and said after the final round that he enjoys the course – particularly how well manicured it is.

“Yeah. I mean, it’s one of the best manicured courses on Tour. It’s so green. It’s perfect in every spot,” said Henley after his win. “There aren’t really any spots in the fairway where it’s thinner in one spot and then another spot the grass is a little longer and more lush. Very consistent throughout and the greens have always been just spectacular.

“I just — I think it’s definitely one of the best. I don’t think there’s really one that I would say is better on Tour.

“I think that gives me confidence knowing the greens are really smooth.”

Henley will now head to Augusta and prepare for a fourth Masters appearance. In three Masters he has finished as high as 21st in 2015.


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