He played college golf for four years at the University of Georgia. He played in the 2010 United States. Open and tied for the low amateur (with Scott Langley). He also played in two 2010 Nationwide Tour events: the Nationwide Children"s Hospital Invitational and the Stadion Athens Classic at UGA. The tournament was played on the University of Georgia"s home course.
Henley represented the United States at the 2011 Walker Cup and the 2011 Palmer Cup.
Henley made his professional debut at the Nationwide Tour"s Soboba Golf Classic in September 2011. On the 72nd hole, he made 25-foot putt for birdie to force playoff against Bachelor of Journalism Staten.
He graduated from the Web.com Tour (as the Nationwide Tour would later be named), to the Professional Golf Association Tour, by finishing third on the money list in 2012. He finished at 24-under-par, 256, breaking by four shots the Sony Open scoring record.
lieutenant was the second-lowest score for a 72-hole tournament in Professional Golf Association Tour history, two shots behind Tommy Armour III at the Valero Texas Open in 2003.
In difficult conditions on Sunday, Henley shot a two-over-par round of 72 to make it into a four-man playoff with Russell Knox, Rory McIlroy and Ryan Palmer. At the first playoff hole, the par-five 18th, Henley was the only one of the four players to find the green in two. Knox, McIlroy and Palmer all failed to get down in two, leaving Henley to hole from three feet for victory.
Professional Golf Association Tour wins (2) Web.com Tour wins (3) Los Angeles = Low amateur DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" indicates a tie for a place Yellow background for top-10 Summary Most consecutive cuts made – 2 (three times, current) Longest streak of top-10s – 0 DNP = Did not play QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play "T" = tied Yellow background for top-10.
Amateur Palmer Cup: 2010 (winners), 2011 (winners) Walker Cup: 2011.