June 11, 2011
GREENWICH, Conn. --- Russell Henley and the United States won the Palmer Cup on Saturday at The Stanwich Club.
Henley, who recently completed his Georgia career, and the Americans won the Palmer Cup for the second straight year over their counterparts from Europe. The United States now leads the all-time series 8-6-1.
Henley went 1-3 in his four matches at the Palmer Cup. He and Blayne Barber defeated Henrik Norlander and Pontus Widegren 3&2 in a four-ball match. Henley and Patrick Cantlay fell to Norlander and Widegren 5&4 in a foursome match, then Henley dropped 1-up decisions to Sebastien Cappelen in the two singles matches.
Henley now will turn his attention to the U.S. Open, which will be played Thursday through Sunday at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. Henley will tee off at 7:33 a.m. Thursday with Heath Slocum and Nicolas Colsaerts.
Ex-Bulldogs Bubba Watson and Christo Greyling will tee off at 8:28 and 9:01 a.m., respectively. Watson is paired with Adam Scott and Robert Karlsson, while Greyling will play with Adam Hadwin and Joey Lamielle.