J.J. Henry, thanks to an injury to a qualifier, will make his eighth start in the PGA Championship.
Connecticut native Henry, whose best finish in the men’s final major of the season was a T41 in 2006, got into the tournament after 1996 PGA champ Mark Brooks withdrew with an unspecified injury, according to PGATour.com.
Henry, who turned pro in 1988, enters the event following a missed cut at last week’s Reno-Tahoe Open. He’ll join a trio of other players from New England who will try to keep Rory McIlroy from defending his 2012 PGA title.
Already in the field were 2011 PGA winner Keegan Bradley; European Tour pro and son of Acushnet honcho Wally, Peter Uihlein; and Worcester, Mass.-born Scott Stallings. The $8 million PGA Championship kicks off Thursday morning at Oak Hill Country Club outside Rochester, N.Y.
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