Russell Henley dominates and wins the World Wide Technology Championship

Russell Henley was in control for most of the World Wide Technology Championship, dominating the field for his fourth PGA Tour title.

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Russell Henley made his first bogey of the week during the final round of the World Wide Technology Championship in Mayakoba. That’s about all that went wrong for him.

Henley started the day with a six-stroke lead and never lost it. On Sunday, he shot a 70 for a four-stroke win over Brian Harman in the final round. It’s the Georgia native’s fourth PGA Tour win, but his first since the 2017 Houston Open.

Russell Henley of the United States lines up a putt on the green of the second hole during the final round of the World Wide Technology Championship at Club de Golf El Camaleon on November 06, 2022 in Playa del Carmen.

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It’s also the first time in his last five attempts that Henley has successfully converted a 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour. Only two out of 25 players over the past 15 seasons have failed to convert 54-hole leads of six shots or more. But Henley had few problems.

He set a record-breaking pace at El Camaleon Golf Course and his final score of 23 under beat the tournament record set by Viktor Hovland last year.

The only adversity Henley faced all week came on Sunday’s fifth hole. After playing the first three rounds without bogeying, Henley pulled his second left into the penalty area on the achievable par 5. After the fall, he was unable to get on and off the bike for the first time all week.

His reaction to his first bogey of the week and his lead to just three? Three straight birdies to restore his six-shot lead.

In a bid to retake the world No. 1, Scottie Scheffler hit a nine-under 62 just after the leaders’ tee shot and stayed in the solo second place at 18 until Harman finally passed him with a birdie to 13. He needed a solo second or win to overtake Rory McIlroy as the world’s top golfer after McIlroy won the CJ Cup two weeks ago.

Henley rolled out onto the back nine and made eight pars and another bogey on the 16th hole when the win was already established.

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Jack Hirsh is Associate Editor at GOLF. A Pennsylvania native, Jack is a 2020 graduate of Penn State University with degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. He was the captain of his high school golf team and still *tries* to stay competitive with the local amateurs. Before joining GOLF, Jack worked for two years at a television station in Bend, Oregon, primarily as a multimedia journalist/reporter, but he also produced, hosted and even presented the weather. He can be reached at [email protected]


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