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Russell Knox
Russell Knox Height: 5 ft, 10 in
Weight: 155 lbs
Birthday: 06/21/1985
College: Jacksonville University (2007, Business Management)
Turned Pro: 2007
Birthplace: Inverness, Scotland
Personal
  • His wife, Andrea, turned professional at the age of 16 and played in roughly 60 tournaments on the Women's Tennis Association
  • His childhood nickname was "Roo," and family members wore shirts with "Roo's Crew" printed on the front to show their support at the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open in his adopted Florida hometown
  • Father was born in San Diego but moved with parents to the United Kingdom around 21
  • Parents are now retired and living in Jacksonville. Sister Diane Campbell, who goes by Knoxy, is a well-known radio DJ in Glasgow on Clyde 1
  • If he weren't a golfer, he would like to be a singer
  • Not many people know he is really good at arcade basketball
  • Supports St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and Blessings in a Backpack
  • Was named Scottish Player of the Year in front of 650 guests at an awards ceremony in Edinburgh in March 2016, an honor accepted by his radio DJ sister, Diane, who co-hosted the event.
PGA TOUR Victories
(2) 2016 World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions. 2016 Travelers Championship.
Web.com Victories
(1) 2011 Chiquita Classic.
2016 PGA TOUR Money & Position
$4,885,906 (7th)
2016 Highlights
  • Advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs for the third consecutive season, making it to the TOUR Championship for the first time. Entered the Playoffs finale in the No. 8 position in the FedExCup standings and finished 23rd at East Lake to end his season No. 10 in the FedExCup standings. Recorded 11 top-25 finishes in 25 starts, including two wins, one of six multiple winners in 2015-16
  • Picked up his maiden PGA TOUR victory in his 93rd start on TOUR at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in Shanghai. Carded a 5-under 67 in the first round and was four back of Branden Grace after 18 holes. Moved into contention with a flawless 7-under 65. Started the third round two back of Kevin Kisner and pulled within one of Kisner through 17 holes before darkness suspended the third round. Was given the choice to complete Saturday's round and elected not to tee off the 18th hole. Came back to finish his third round at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday morning and made birdie for a third-round 68. Held a share of the 54-hole lead with Kevin Kisner. Carded a final-round 68 and posted 20-under 268 total, good for a two-stroke win over Kisner. Aside from Jeff Maggert, who won the very first World Golf Championships event at the 1999 Accenture Match Play Championship, Knox was the first player in World Golf Championships history to win his first World Golf Championships title while playing for the first time in the four-tournament series
  • In his next start, lost in a playoff at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in his attempt to become the first player to win his first two victories in back-to-back starts since Camilo Villegas at the 2008 BMW Championship and TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Needed a par on the 72nd hole to win outright in the unscheduled Monday finish, but a bogey forced the tournament to a playoff with Jason Bohn and eventual-champion Graeme McDowell all tied at 18-under 266. With a win and runner-up in consecutive weeks, Knox captured the No. 1 spot in the FedExCup standings through six tournaments in the 2015-16 PGA TOUR season
  • Was named Scottish Player of the Year in front of 650 guests at an awards ceremony in Edinburgh in March, an honor accepted by his radio DJ sister, Diane, who co-hosted the event
  • Along with Luke Donald, finished T2 and two strokes behind champion Branden Grace at the RBC Heritage. It marked his third appearance at Harbour Town (T9/2014, T18/2015, T2/2016)
  • Arrived at the famous 17th hole in the third round of THE PLAYERS Championship at 8-under and in contention before dumping three balls in the water to record a 9 on the par-3 hole. A final-round 68 Sunday led to a T19 finish in his hometown event
  • Led with three holes to go at the Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation, but a birdie-par-eagle finish by Rory McIlroy at the K Club was too much to overcome, finishing three strokes back and in a tie for second place with Bradley Dredge
  • Won his second PGA TOUR victory in his 110th PGA TOUR start at the age of 31 years, 1 month and 17 days. Began the final round three shots behind Daniel Berger but secured the win with a par putt of 12 feet, 1 inch on the 72nd hole for a one-shot victory over Jerry Kelly. Ended the American domination at the Travelers Championship becoming just the third international winner of the event since 1996, joining Freddie Jacobson (2011) and Marc Leishman (2012). Moved from seventh to fourth in the FedExCup Standings
  • Finished inside the top 25 in the final three events of the Playoffs (Deutsche Bank Championship-T15, BMW Championship-T17, TOUR Championship-23) to end the season a career-best No. 10 in the FedExCup.

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