J. J. Henry
|J. J. Henry|
|Full name||Ronald Henry III|
|Born||April 2, 1975|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)|
|Residence||Fort Worth, Texas|
|College||Texas Christian University|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
(past champion status)
|Highest ranking||58 (January 7, 2007)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Korn Ferry Tour||1|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T37: 2007|
|PGA Championship||T40: 2013|
|U.S. Open||T26: 2007|
|The Open Championship||T27: 2007|
Henry was born in Fairfield, Connecticut. While attending Texas Christian University, he was the individual runner up at the 1998 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships and turned pro later that year. He joined the Nationwide Tour in 1999, and after winning the 2000 Buy.com Knoxville Open moved up to the PGA Tour in 2001. His first PGA Tour win came in 2006 at the Buick Championship; he became the first Connecticut golfer to win the event. He played on the 2006 Ryder Cup team, halving all three matches he was involved in.
Henry came close at the 2012 Byron Nelson Championship where he had one-shot lead with two holes to play. A double bogey on the 71st hole resulted in him eventually finishing two strokes behind winner Jason Dufner. Later in the year, Henry won for the second time on the PGA Tour at the Reno–Tahoe Open. The event used the modified Stableford scoring system and Henry prevailed by one point over Brazilian Alexandre Rocha. He earned entry into the PGA Championship the following week.
After finishing 158th in the 2018 FedEx Cup, Henry became the first player to take advantage of a one-time PGA Tour exemption for those who made at least 300 cuts, six priority positions higher than the past champions category.
Henry lives with his wife Lee and his two children in Fort Worth, Texas.
In 2006, Henry founded the Henry House Foundation, a non-profit organization with a mission to generate public awareness and to support community-based programs that focus on the healthcare and well-being of children in the community. The foundation makes donations to fund specific, tangible projects initiated by children's medical and support services and organizations in Fort Worth and Southern New England.
Amateur wins (4)
- 1994 Connecticut State Amateur
- 1995 Connecticut State Amateur
- 1998 New England Amateur, Connecticut State Amateur
Professional wins (5)
PGA Tour wins (3)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner(s)-up|
|1||Jul 2, 2006||Buick Championship||–14 (68-68-63-67=266)||3 strokes||Hunter Mahan, Ryan Moore|
|2||Aug 5, 2012||Reno–Tahoe Open||43 points (10-12-14-7)||1 point||Alexandre Rocha|
|3||Aug 9, 2015||Barracuda Championship (2)||47 points (13-11-17-6)||Playoff||Kyle Reifers|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||2015||Barracuda Championship||Kyle Reifers||Won with eagle on the second extra hole|
Nationwide Tour wins (1)
Other wins (1)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||CUT||T27|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tie
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||1|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (2006 PGA – 2007 Open Championship)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 0
U.S. national team appearances
- "Week 1 2007 Ending 7 Jan 2007" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
- Bolton, Rob (September 28, 2018). "2018–19 PGA Tour full-membership fantasy rankings". PGA Tour.