10. Russell Henley
We have to start with the man who just won this past weekend. Henley claimed his third PGA victory by shooting 20-under par at the Shell Houston Open, beating the field by three strokes.
Even better, he got hot at the right time, going bananas on Sunday when the pressure was on.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 2, 2017
When the dust had settled at the end of the final round at the Golf Club of Houston, Henley had logged 10 birdies total. His bogey at No. 18 couldn’t diminish his brilliant Sunday performance.
In total this season, Henley has three top-10 finishes. His previous performance before winning the Shell Houston Open wasn’t stellar — a tie for 45th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. However, he did place ninth at the Valspar Championship in the middle of March and is on a roll heading into Augusta.
In three previous appearances at the Masters, Henley’s best finish came in 2015 when he placed 21st overall.