J.J. Henry is the ‘Cuda King with two wins in this event. He won the inaugural modified Stableford edition in 2012 and doubled down in ’15.
“I just love being here,” Henry was quoted by the Associated Press in 2015. “The people are great. It’s just a beautiful spot to be this time of year to play golf. I think I figured out how to play out here in the altitude. A lot of math this week. Adding, subtracting elevation change and such.”
Recent winners Chalmers, Henry and Ogilvy are all cerebral guys who were undeterred by the number crunching and knew when to pick their spots.
Good memories and savvy could be enough to alleviate Henry, who’s fighting to make the top 125 at No. 130 currently.
Henry’s impressive streak of finishing in the top 125 of the money list every season since 2001 (separate, but similar to the FedEx Cup points list), came to a close last year, but he’s in position to start anew.
His recent form includes four made cuts in a row, including a T10 at the John Deere Classic, before missing the weekend last week in Canada.
Henry missed the cut at the 2016 Barracuda Championship. At 25th in greens in regulation, Henry will need to give himself a lot of looks at birdie to overcome his 183rd mark in strokes gained putting.