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Russell Henley ties career-best round of 63 for early lead at McGladrey Classic

  • Will MacKenzie reacts to a putt on the 10th green during the second round of the McGladrey Classic golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Will MacKenzie reacts to a putt on the 10th green during the second round of the McGladrey Classic golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kevin Chappell reacts to a missed birdie putt on the 17th green during the second round of the McGladrey Classic golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Kevin Chappell reacts to a missed birdie putt on the 17th green during the second round of the McGladrey Classic golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brendon de Jonge, of Zimbabwe, watches his tee shot off the ninth hole during the second round of the McGladrey Classic golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Brendon de Jonge, of Zimbabwe, watches his tee shot off the ninth hole during the second round of the McGladrey Classic golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)  (The Associated Press)

Russell Henley tied his personal best on the PGA Tour with a 7-under 63 on Friday to take the lead in the McGladrey Classic.

Starting with a horrible drive that he turned into a birdie, Henley ran off six birdies over his last 10 holes and leads Brendon de Jonge by one shot among the early starters in the second round at Sea Island Golf Club.

Henley hasn't played since the Tour Championship. That didn't affect his putting, and Henley already has a reputation as one of the top players on the greens. He one-putted 10 greens on the Seaside course.

Henley was at 9-under 131.

Defending champion Chris Kirk atoned for a double bogey on this opening hole for a 67. He was four shots behind.