Russell Knox Poised for PGA Tour Winner’s Circle

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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