Henry’s Win

Professional golfer J.J. Henry, a Fort Worth local and graduate of Texas Christian University, took home the gold in the Barracuda Championship on Aug. 9. This is the second time in four years for the golfer to win the Nevada-based championship event. His first Barracuda win for the 40-year-old golfer was in 2012, and his other PGA Tour title happened in 2006 in his home state of Connecticut.

Henry solidified his win against competitor Kyle Reifers with a 15-foot eagle putt from the fringe on the second hole of a playoff. Reifers had a record-setting day at the Barracuda that Sunday, but it was not enough to beat Henry, who won in the dramatic two-hole playoff. Reifers also had an eagle putt to tie Henry with an overall score of 47, but he ended up going home with a second-place finish.

Henry’s prize for taking first place at the championship was $558,000, a fraction of the total $3.1 million awarded to the top leaderboard. —Nicole Crites