By Martin Dempster, The Scotsman
Unlike either Rory McIlroy or Tiger Woods, Russell Knox found the Honda Classic an uplifting experience as the 28-year-old signaled his intent to join the handful of Scots – Sandy Lyle, Ken Brown and Martin Laird – in the modern era to win on the PGA Tour.
“Almost did it,” wrote Knox on Twitter of a brave effort at Palm Beach Gardens, where he courageously holed a nine-foot par putt on the 72nd hole to secure his place in a four-man play-off that was won at the first extra hole by American Russell Henley. “More importantly, I found out I can.”
It was a career-best effort in 44 starts from Knox on the US circuit, though certainly not a flash in the pan. Since earning his card for the second time in three seasons, the Inverness man – he moved to America in 2004 to attend Jacksonville University on a golf scholarship and is now a US citizen – has made eight out of ten cuts and finished in the top 30 each time.
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