Russell Henley with another 63 opens 3shot lead at Mayakoba

News Summary

  • “A long way to go and two solid days under me.”Viktor Hovland, going for a third straight victory at Mayakoba, could only manage three birdies in his round of 69 that left him eight shots behind.Only two other players were within five shots of Henley going into the weekend.
  • There’s some intimidating tee shots for me and I am trying to just commit to what I’m doing and commit to try to hit a great shot.
  • Being in a good head space for those tee shots is a good start.”A reliable putter never hurts, and that’s long been the best club in Henley’s bag.
  • PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Russell Henley is playing so well that even some of his conservative shots wound up close enough for easy birdies.
  • He shot 125 (62-63) at the Sony Open in Honolulu to start the year, a tournament that ended with Hideki Matsuyama beating him in a playoff.Henley also had a three-shot lead at the Sony Open.
  • The challenge is the mangroves that line the fairways and make them look even tougher to hit.“Mentally felt confident and believing in what I was doing,” Henley said.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) Russell Henley is playing so well that even some of his conservative shots wound up close enough for easy birdies. He had another 8under 63 and opened a threeshot lead [+3212 chars]