Russell Knox

Russell Knox

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Scottish professional golfer Russell came into his own when he accepted a scholarship to Jacksonville University in Northern Florida.

He held the golf teams scoring average and credits the US college golf experience being a significant stepping stone in his professional career.

He turned professional in 2007 and plays on The PGA Tour & European Tour. Since turning professional he has had 7 professional wins including 2015 WGC-HSBC Champions, the 2016 Travelers Championship and the 2016 Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open.

Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University (JU) is a private university in Jacksonville, Florida. The school was founded in 1934 as a two-year college and was known as Jacksonville Junior College until September 5, 1956, when it shifted focus to building four-year university degree programs and later graduated its first four-year degree candidates as Jacksonville University in June 1959. It is a member of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). JU's student body currently represents more than 40 U.S. states and approximately 45 countries around the world. As a Division I university, it is home to 18 sports teams, known as the JU Dolphins, as well as intramural sports and clubs. Among the top majors declared by JU students are aviation management, biology, nursing, business and marine science.

Jacksonville University
Jacksonville University

The Big Interview

Check out The Big Interview as FirstPoint USA's Callum Macaulay puts the questions to FirstPoint alumni and professional golf star, Russell Knox.

Learn more about Russell's journey from being a junior player in Inverness, to securing a golf scholarship, and how that prepared him for life in the pros.