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J.B. Holmes

Knox goes from cart boy to World Golf Championship winner

Russell Knox would appear to have all the ingredients to succeed in golf.

But that would be skimming over the details.

Knox grew up in Scotland, the home of golf, and he once competed for his country in a youth tournament, where he first saw Rory McIlroy. He came to Florida to play college golf and was among the top players on his team for four years. As for his wife? He met her at Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Now for those details.

"She was the tennis pro," Knox said. "And I was the cart boy."

He smiled at the memory Sunday at Sheshan International as he signed flags and caps to commemorate his two-shot...