Good morning, Bulldog Nation, and I hope you'll start your week off by joining me in congratulating former Bulldog Russell Henley for his win at the 2013 Sony Open in Hawaii over the weekend. Just three months after receiving his PGA Tour card, Henley won the event - his Tour debut - by three strokes Sunday in record-breaking fashion. Henley birdied the last five holes to shatter the tournament record by five strokes, while his score of 24-under 256 was second-lowest in PGA Tour history for a 72-hole event, two shots behind Tommy Armour III in 2003 at the Texas Open. Henley also set the Sony Open record for its 36-hole score (126), shared the 54-hole tournament record with Scott Langley (193), and set another record at the event by posting the lowest closing round by a champion with a 7-under 63.
We hope you're just as proud as we are of Russell and we're glad he's representing the Dawgs so well!
If you're so inclined, give Russell a follow on Twitter at @russhenleygolf - his followers more than doubled overnight - and congratulate him there! We know he'd love to hear from the Dawg Nation!
Below are a few links to more Russell Henley news:
*Associated Press (via Georgiadogs.com): http://www.georgiadogs.com/sports/m-golf/spec-rel/011413aaa.html
*Yahoo Sports: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/golf--lateral-hazard--russell-henley-opens-pga-tour-career-with-dazzling-victory-060558362.html
*Golf Digest: http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-tours-news/blogs/local-knowledge/2013/01/make-way-for-russell-henley-golfs-newest-star.html