J. J. Henry

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J. J. Henry
Personal information
Full nameRonald Henry III
Born (1975-04-02) April 2, 1975 (age 44)
Fairfield, Connecticut
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceFort Worth, Texas
SpouseLee Henry
CollegeTexas Christian University
Turned professional1998
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
(past champion status)
Professional wins5
Highest ranking58 (January 7, 2007)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
Korn Ferry Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT37: 2007
PGA ChampionshipT40: 2013
U.S. OpenT26: 2007
The Open ChampionshipT27: 2007

Ronald "J.J." Henry III (born April 2, 1975) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

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.[2]

Henry lives with his wife Lee and his two children in Fort Worth, Texas.

Philanthropic endeavors[edit]

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)[edit]

  • 1994 Connecticut State Amateur
  • 1995 Connecticut State Amateur
  • 1998 New England Amateur, Connecticut State Amateur

Professional wins (5)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

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 United States Hunter Mahan, United States Ryan Moore
2 Aug 5, 2012 Reno–Tahoe Open 43 points (10-12-14-7) 1 point Brazil Alexandre Rocha
3 Aug 9, 2015 Barracuda Championship (2) 47 points (13-11-17-6) Playoff United States Kyle Reifers

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2015 Barracuda Championship United States Kyle Reifers Won with eagle on the second extra hole

Nationwide Tour wins (1)[edit]

Other wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Masters Tournament T37
U.S. Open 64 57 CUT T26 CUT CUT T54 CUT
The Open Championship CUT T27
PGA Championship 63 41 CUT CUT T63 CUT T42 T40 T72
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tie


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 4
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 6
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 11
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (2006 PGA – 2007 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

U.S. national team appearances[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Week 1 2007 Ending 7 Jan 2007" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  2. ^ Bolton, Rob (September 28, 2018). "2018–19 PGA Tour full-membership fantasy rankings". PGA Tour.

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