Russell Henley is an American golfer from Georgia who plays on the PGA Tour. As of 2022, Russell Henley net worth is estimated to be around $8 million.
Henley was born on April 12, 1989, in Macon, Georgia to parents Chapin Henley and Sally Henley. He went to Stratford Academy where he started playing golf. He then played college golf for four years at the University of Georgia in Athens.
At college, he won the 2010 Haskins Award which is given for the most outstanding player in the college. He also played in two Nationwide Tour events in 2010: The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational and the Stadion Athens Classic at UGA.
As an amateur, Henley won the Stadion Classic at UGA on the Nationwide Tour in 2011. He also represented the United States at the Walker Cup and Palmer Cup competition that year. Henley has won Palmer Cup in 2010 and 2011.
Henley’s professional debut came at the Nationwide Tour’s Soboba Golf Classic in September 2011. In 2012, he won the Chiquita Classic defeating Patrick Cantlay in a playoff. The same year, he won his second title of the year at the Winn Dixie Jacksonville Open.
In his debut PGA Tour, he won the Sony Open in Hawaii breaking the record by four shots. It was the second-lowest score for a 72-hole tournament in PGA Tour history. With that win, he got an invitation to the Masters and PGA Championship.
Henley’s second PGA Tour title came at the Honda Classic in 2013. He defeated Russell Knox, Rory McIlroy, and Ryan Palmer to win the cup. He climbed into the world’s top 50 and received qualification for the Masters.
In April 2017 Henley won his third tour event at the Shell Houston Open in Texas. With that win, he got the final spot in the 2017 Masters and also a spot guaranteed in the PGA Championship in August.
Russell Henley Net Worth: $8 million
Russell Henley Goes From U.S. Open to Travelers Championship With Confidence
Pro golfer Russell Henley tied for first place for the first three rounds of the U.S. Open earlier this month, before ending the tournament tied for 13th place. Undaunted by that result, he immediately focused on the next challenge: the Travelers Championship.
“Yeah, I feel like for me, last week a lot of it was just doing some basic things,” he said during the Travelers event, per Golf Channel. “You know, it’s nothing too complicated. I don’t feel like I have to do anything crazy to finish better than I did. … I take a lot of confidence feeling like I can handle more pressure than I thought I could and can hang in on a tough course. That gives me a lot of confidence, and just going to try it build on it.”
Henley has three PGA Tour victories to his name so far
Born in Macon, Ga., Henley attended Stratford Academy and then majored in consumer economics at the University of Georgia. The 32-year-old turned pro in 2011 and joined the PGA Tour in 2013.
So far, he has racked up three PGA Tour victories, winning at the 2013 Sony Open in Hawaii, the 2014 Honda Classic, and the 2017 Shell Houston Open, as his PGA profile touts. Because of a superstitious belief, he never talks about scores for an upcoming round. He’s currently No. 56 in the world, having fallen out of the top 250 last summer, according to Golf Channel.
He’s married to painter Teil Duncan
According to his PGA profile, Henley is married to Teil Duncan, an established painter based in Charleston, S.C. His bucket list includes winning the Masters, visiting Italy, and skydiving. He enjoys playing guitar and has played onstage with O.A.R. and Darius Rucker.
He also helped establish the Five Star Kevin Brown Russell Henley Celebrity Classic, a golf event that benefits the Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia, the Macon Volunteer Clinic, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. According to the event’s website, this year’s Five Star Classic will take place on Sep. 20 and 21.
Henley reportedly has a multimillion-dollar net worth
Online estimates of Henley’s net worth range from $5 million to $8 million. If that net worth is accurate, Henley has a far smaller fortune than other famous golfers. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tiger Woods’ net worth is $800 million, Greg Norman’s is $400 million, Jack Nicklaus’s is $400 million, Phil Mickelson’s is $400 million, Gary Player’s is $250 million, and Rory McIlroy’s is $150 million.
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