How Berry Henson Went From Driving an Uber to Playing on the European Tour in Just Five Weeks

Published 08/06/2021, 6:30 PM EDT


Berry Henson delivered the best two rounds of his entire career during this week’s Hero Open at Fairmont St. Andrews. His performance has seemed to wow many fans, who are looking forward to more of his events. The 42-year-old spoke about his career a little bit in a recent media appearance, even touching upon his job as an Uber driver.

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Berry Henson speaks of his journey to the Hero Open

In the media interview, Henson spoke about not playing much golf, and how he was driving an Uber just a few weeks ago. “To be out here competing on the European Tour – I was driving an Uber, this week people are watching me play golf so I’m just enjoying being out here,” he said.

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He added that he knows he has the ability to play at a high level and has been successful while playing the Asian Tour.

Henson later spoke about why he drives an Uber, explaining that he could not just sit at home, even if he does not really need the money. “That’s just the type of person I am. I can’t sit at home and not like, do something that’s earning money. I needed to feel like I had a purpose. So that gave me an option when I went home and I had great conversations. So many of my Uber passengers out there are like ‘hey, I know that guy he drove me an Uber”.

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Henson’s performance at the Hero Open


Henson – who is World No. 1217 – finished T7 at the end of round two. He scored 10-under-par, concluding with 67 on both days. “I have to be honest, it’s the best two rounds I’ve put together in these types of conditions in my career,” he added. Henson played only six events in 2020, and his only victory came at the 2011 Philippine Open. This year, he missed six of eight starts, five of which were back-to-back.

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