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Startling Start

Jan. 21, 2013
Jan. 21, 2013

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Jan. 21, 2013

GOLF PLUS
THE MAIL
LEADING OFF
THE ROAD TO NEW ORLEANS
EXCLUSIVE
  • WHERE DID THE END BEGIN FOR THE RED SOX? LONG BEFORE THEIR HISTORIC 2011 COLLAPSE, THE SEEDS WERE PLANTED BY A FRONT OFFICE THAT SIMULTANEOUSLY GREW INATTENTIVE TOWARD BASEBALL BUT OBSESSED WITH IMAGE (MORE SEXY PLAYERS LIKE DUSTIN PEDROIA?!)

COUNTDOWN TO SIGNING DAY
  • CAN NATHAN NOBLE, A 29-YEAR-OLD COMBAT VETERAN WHO WAS DISCOVERED ON YOUTUBE, MAKE IT AS A D--I PLACEKICKER? HE'S WALKING ON AT WYOMING, WHERE HE HOPES TO DO MORE THAN BOOT A FEW GAME-WINNERS. HE'S TRYING TO REDISCOVER A SENSE OF PURPOSE

CARMELO ANTHONY
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Startling Start

By Sal Johnson

Making only his third PGA Tour appearance, and his first as a pro, 23-year-old Russell Henley had a dream week at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Henley's 24-under-par 256 shattered the tournament record—shared by Brad Faxon (2001) and John Huston (1998) by four shots, and he had three 63s, including on Sunday when he closed with five birdies. Amateur or pro, only one other player has won a Tour event in fewer starts.

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SCORE (-PAR)PLAYEREVENT
254 (-26)Tommy Armour III2003 Texas
256 (-25)Russell Henley2013 Sony
256 (-28)Mark Calcavecchia2001 Phoenix

YEARLY NEARLY

Lost in Henley hoopla: Tim Clark finished second to extend his streak of at least one runner-up finish to nine years, tying Phil Mickelson among active players. The Tour record is 17 straight years with a second, set by Jack Nicklaus from 1962 through '78.

PHOTOMICHAEL SULLIVAN/CSM/LANDOV (HENLEY)