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J.J. Henry

  • Birthplace: Fairfield, CT
  • Residence: Fort Worth, TX ; plays out of Mira Vista (Fort Worth, TX), The Patterson Club (Fairfield, CT)
  • Birth Date: April 2, 1975
  • height: 6-3
  • Turned Pro: 1998

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PGA TOUR Victories

(1) 2006,Buick Championship.

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$1,067,098 (58)

2009 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

2-- Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun. T5-- John Deere Classic. T9-- Legends Reno-Tahoe Open.

PGA TOUR Best Round

65 at Round 1, John Deere Classic. 65 at Round 3, Legends Reno-Tahoe Open.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Finished at 11-under 269 to finish second at the Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun after four rounds in the 60s. It was his best finish since the 2006 season when he won the Buick Championship and finished T2 at the FBR Open...Claimed his next top-five finish at the John Deere Classic in July, where the field was forced to play 36 holes on Sunday. Rounds of 65-69-66-68 was good for a T5 finish with Matt Jones and Tim Petrovic.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Buick Championship.

2008 Season Highlights

Two top-five finishes led to a finish in the top-125 at No. 111...A day before his wife was scheduled to give birth to their second child, equaled the best final-round score in the history of the Wyndham Championship with an 8-under-par 62 to finish T4 with Martin Laird. It was his first top-10 finish since a T6 at the 2007 Valero Texas Open. The bogey-free effort helped him jump from No. 177 on the FedExCup points list to No. 135, earning a spot in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup... At the Frys.com Open in the PGA TOUR Fall Series, closed with a 6-under-par 64 to finish T4, his second top-10 of the season. Finish moved him from No. 137 to No. 120 on the money list. A T12 at the Ginn sur Mer Classic and a T42 at the Children's Miracle Network Classic presented by Walmart secured his card for 2009.

Career Highlights

2007: Recorded two top-10s and won more than $1 million for the second consecutive season...Finished T8 in first appearance in the Mercedes-Benz Championship. One of four first-time participants to finish among the top-10...Qualified for the first two PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup events...Overcame a first-round 71 to finish T6 at the Valero Texas Open and record his second top-10 finish of the season. Played the final five holes on Sunday in 3-under to jump into the top 10. 2006: Had a career year, finishing 29th on the TOUR money list. Played on his first Ryder Cup team and collected his first TOUR victory...In 177th PGA TOUR start, picked up first career TOUR title in home state of Connecticut at Buick Championship, where he made his first TOUR start as an amateur in 1998. First state-born player to win the Buick Championship and 11th first-time winner in 55-year history. The three-stroke victory was the largest there since Brent Geiberger defeated Skip Kendall by three in 1999. Win earned an exemption into the British Open and jumped him to sixth on the U.S. Ryder Cup team points list with seven weeks to go...Finished eighth on the U.S. Ryder Cup team list to make his first Ryder Cup team. Compiled an 0-0-3 record...Earned a spot in the field for the first time at THE TOUR Championship, finished T12...Teamed with Stewart Cink at the Barbados World Cup. 2005: Opened 67-67 and trailed leader Arjun Atwal by one stroke after 36 holes at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, finished T5. It was his best effort since finishing T5 at the 2004 Southern Farm Bureau Classic...Best finish was a T4 at the Reno-Tahoe Open, six strokes behind wire-to-wire champion Vaughn Taylor. Cracked the top 100 (No. 85) on the TOUR money list with $124,000 payday...Finished T5 at the Valero Texas Open for the second consecutive year. Finished five back of winner Robert Gamez with four rounds in the 60s at LaCantera. 2004: Finished T5 at the Valero Texas Open with four rounds in the 60s, five shots behind champion Bart Bryant. Collected $118,650, enough to secure his TOUR card for 2005...Two weeks later, matched his best TOUR finish in over two years (T3 at the 2002 Reno-Tahoe Open) with a T3 at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic, thanks in part to closing rounds of 66-65. 2003: Only top-10 was T9 at the BellSouth Classic...Put together back-to-back top-20s in August to help secure his card for the 2004 season. 2002: Had a slow start to the year but two top-10s along with 11 straight cuts in the second half of the season was the key to his season...After almost withdrawing due to mother-in-law's cancer diagnosis, dedicated week of Buick Open to her, finishing T10 for first top-10 of season...Carded four sub-par rounds at the Reno-Tahoe Open for second top-10 of year, a T3. 2001: Had a successful rookie campaign on TOUR, making 15 of 28 cuts and earning $1,073,847, good for 49th on the money list. First-year earnings were fourth among 2001 rookies. Had five top-10s, including two seconds, at Kemper Insurance Open and Texas Open. 2000: Member of the Nationwide Tour. Entered 29 Nationwide Tour tournaments and finished in the top-10 five times...Earned his first career title at the Knoxville Open, defeating four others by one stroke and collected the $72,000 first-place check. 1999: Finished T2, one stroke behind Glen Hnatiuk at the Nationwide Tour Tri-Cities Open...Posted four consecutive rounds in the 60s to finish T4 at the Greensboro Open. 1998: Turned professional in the summer after finishing at TCU. Amateur: 1998 Golfweek/Taylor Made Co-College Player of the Year...Named to the 1998 Palmer Cup team...1998 WAC Player of the Year...WAC Championship tournament medalist...Individual runner-up at the 1998 NCAA Championships...1998 First team All-American...Winner 1998 New England Amateur...1996 Connecticut Player of the Year...Winner of the 1994, 1995 and 1998 Connecticut State Amateur...Member of the 1995 Stoddard Cup team.

Personal

A talented junior athlete in many sports...Exposed to high-level golf at a young age from his father, who played in numerous British and U.S. Amateurs...Awarded the 1998 CSWA Bill Lee Award given to the state's Male Athlete of the Year by the Connecticut Sportswriters Association...Among biggest thrills in golf was his hole-in-one on the 17th hole in the last round of the 1998 WAC Championship to win both the team and individual title...In 2006, founded the Henry House Foundation, which funds tangible projects to promote health care and well being for children in Fort Worth, Texas and southern New England. A golf tournament and gala are held annually to support the foundation.

Other Information

Member of the Nationwide Tour since 1999...finished T2, one stroke behind Glen Hnatiuk at the 1999 Tri-Cities Open...recorded 10 consecutive rounds under par from middle of July to beginning of August...shot four consecutive rounds in the 60s to finish T4, three shots behind Shaun Micheel at the 1999 Greensboro Open...was one shot off the lead after 36 holes at the 1999 Dominion Open...turned professional in the summer of 1998...has participated in three PGA TOUR events in his career, one as an amateur and two as a professional...1998 Golfweek/Taylor Made Co-College Player of the Year...Named to the 1998 Palmer Cup team...1998 WAC Player of the Year...WAC Championship tournament medalist...Biggest thrill in golf was his hole-in-one on the 17th hole in the last round of the 1998 WAC Championship to win both the team and individual title...Individual runner-up at the 1998 NCAA Championships...1998 First team All-American...1996 Connecticut Player of the Year...Winner of the 1994 and 1995 Connecticut State Amateur...Member of the 1995 Stoddard Cup team...Was an all-conference basketball player in high school...undefeated in four years of high school competition (76-0-2)...brother Kevin is currently a member of the University of Tulsa golf team.

National Teams

Ryder Cup (1), 2006. World Cup (1), 2006.

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