Russell Henley leaves stamp of supremacy at Mayakoba

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Russell Henley is the seventh 36-hole leader/co-leader to win the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba and the third 36-hole leader/co-leader to win on TOUR this season. Photo: sports.yahoo.com

Russell Henley (1st/-23) earned fourth PGA TOUR title at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba in his 249th career start at the age of 33 years, 6 months, 25 days.

Won in his fifth start at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba (best result in four prior starts: T29/2018).

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Tied Viktor Hovland (2021) for the lowest 72-hole total (261) in tournament history.

Henley led by three strokes after the second round with a 36-hole total of 126. Improved to 2-for-8 with the 36-hole lead/co-lead on the PGA TOUR.

 

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Is the seventh 36-hole leader/co-leader to win the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba and the third 36-hole leader/co-leader to win on TOUR this season.

He set the opening 36-hole tournament scoring record (previous: 128, Matt Kuchar/2018) and became the ninth 54-hole leader/co-leader to win the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba and third consecutive.

 

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Brian Harman (-19) finished solo second, his second career runner-up and first since the 2017 U.S. Open (T2). Henley and Harman (University of Georgia) are the first pair from the same college to win and finish runner-up at the same PGA TOUR event since Patrick Reed and Henrik Norlander (Augusta University) at the 2021 Farmers Insurance Open.

Harman now has 25 top-10s on the PGA TOUR since the start of the 2017-18 season, most of any player without a win in that span (second-most: 21, Tommy Fleetwood and Adam Hadwin).

Reigning PGA TOUR Player of the Year Scottie Scheffler (-18) carded a 9-under 62 to finish T3; would have returned to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking with a win or solo-second.

 

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Scheffler’s 62 was his sixth score of 62 or better since he joined the TOUR at the start of the 2018-19 season, the most of any player in that span.

Seamus Power (T3/-18), winner of last week’s Butterfield Bermuda Championship, moved to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings for the first time in his career.

Two-time defending champion Hovland (-16) finished T10; last player to win the same PGA TOUR event three years in a row: Steve Stricker, John Deere Classic (2009-11).