In a spectacular finish, rookie Pro golfer, Russell Henley, made his mark on what is sure to be a dazzling year. Henley is a starting out as force to be reckoned with, in the world of professional golf.
Henley's record-setting performance is one for the record books. Henley finished at 24-under 256, breaking by four shots, the Sony Open scoring record. It was the second-lowest score for a 72-hole tournament in PGA Tour history. Henley earned an invitation to the Masters for his record-breaking performance.
Jan. 13, International Business Times cites, "Henley found himself with a lead going to the back nine, where he turned on the jets. Henley made six birdies and no bogeys, including five straight to finish the tournament. Henley shot his third 63 of the weekend, to wrap up his first career tour win."
Henley, 23, became the first PGA Tour rookie to win his debut in 10 years with a record-setting performance in the Sony Open.
In April 1997, Tiger Woods won his first major, the Masters, becoming the tournament's youngest-ever winner at age 22. Two months later, he quickly set a record moving to number one in the World Golf rankings. Woods shot 18-under-par 70-66-65-69-270, and won the Masters by 12 shots.
Henley is just coming into his own, and bound to increase his effectiveness. He may be the one to watch in the 2013 season