Russell Knox is not a well-known player on the PGA Tour. Despite the fact that he is ranked 76th in the latest world golf rankings, the native of Scotland has yet to make a name for himself in the United States.
But Knox is trying to change that this week at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Through three rounds, Knox is in fifth place at 10-under par, three shots behind 54-hole leader Henrik Stenson. If Knox can hold that position in Monday’s final round, he projects to move from 35th to 21st in the FedEx Cup standings, easily qualifying him for the third FedEx Cup playoff event, the BMW Championship.
Knox has yet to win on the PGA Tour, where he has been playing for four years. His best finish was a second-place showing at the 2014 Honda Classic. But despite not being able to get a win, Knox has had a pretty solid year on tour in 2015. He has three Top 10 finishes, including third-place finishes at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in October and at the Honda Classic in March. His only other Top 10 was at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in June.
At last week’s first FedEx Cup playoff event, The Barclays, Knox ended a streak of two straight missed cuts by finishing in a tie for 20th. That gave Knox momentum heading into this week, and he has taken full advantage of that momentum. If he can continue his hot play over the next two events, he should become more known by American golf fans.