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John Senden

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (45) / 4/20/1971
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 200

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John Senden grinded out a 1-under-par 34-36=70 during round two of the Quicken Loans National, arriving at 5-under 137 entering the weekend.
The Aussie didn't have his best stuff today, splitting just six (of 14) fairways and landing 12 greens in regulation. His putter came to the rescue as he gained 2.117 strokes with the flat stick, rolling in four putts from outside nine feet. The longest was a 23'10" birdie bomb at the par-4 third hole. Senden will need to tidy up the ball-striking over the weekend, but is in great position just three strokes off the early pace set by Vijay Singh. Jun 24 - 1:42 PM

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John Senden styled a bogey-free, 4-under-par 34-33=67 to open his week at the Quicken Loans National, currently three off the early pacesetter Jon Rahm.

Senden put his ball-striking on cruise control today, splitting 12 (of 14) fairways and landing 15 greens in regulation. Despite the high GIR percentage, he really didn't put himself in the best position to score. All four of his birdie conversion came on putts from outside seven feet, most notably a 22'7" birdie bomb on the par-4 18th hole. With preferred lies being used during round one, Senden took full advantage by hitting the fairway at a high clip. He will need to maintain that steady driving if he wants to keep his name near the top of the leaderboard as the week progresses.
Jun 23 - 7:51 PM

John Senden survived an uncharacteristic day of poor ball-striking with an even-par 37-35=72 during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship, but he remains in the mix at 4-under 140.

The Aussie missed eight (of 14) fairways and landed just six greens in regulation on the round. He also found water on the par-5 seventh, and still managed just one bogey on his card. If you've followed Senden for long, you know this is the exact opposite of his usual style of play. Regardless of how he put the pars on the scorecard, his 11-for-12 scrambling day keeps him four off the current leader, Andrew Loupe, as he heads into the weekend.
May 6 - 6:42 PM

John Senden styled a 4-under-par 34-34=68 during the opening round of the Wells Fargo Championship.

The Aussie opened with a bang, rolling in a 14'5" birdie on the par-4 first hole. He tacked on a couple tap-in birdies at the par 5s to offset a bogey at the par-4 third hole, making the turn at 2-under. Senden failed to birdie the par-5 10th hole, but did splash in a 12'11" birdie at the par-5 15th, closing his day at 3-under on the par 5s. Senden entered with nine top 40s on his Quail Hollow record (11 starts) and he's off to another strong start.
May 5 - 12:55 PM

John Senden hit all 18 greens in regulation en route to a bogey-free 6-under-par 33-32=65 in the final round of the RBC Heritage to post 1-under 283, up 33 places on the live leaderboard to T27, and matching the low round of the week (Russell Knox/R2).

Some things are insignificant on TOUR but momentum isn't one of them. Players will often say one good shot got them going and made the difference. Senden had a lot of good shots on Sunday, saying afterwards, "Good scores are out there if you strike the ball well." He did just that, circling six birdies and posted just the sixth blemish-free lap of the week thus far. The 44-year-old began the day in a tie for 60th (71-73-74) and could have easily thrown in the towel but buckled down and tossed up his personal best at Harbour Town GL in his 24th career round, besting a first-round 66 13 years ago. It also ties a season best which he's shot two other times. Senden is in the published field at next week's Valero Texas Open.
Apr 17 - 1:45 PM

John Senden sets his eyes on the Golf Club of Houston’s Tournament Course ahead of this week's Shell Houston Open.

The Aussie is 7-for-10 at this event, but 5-for-6 since the move to the current course. All five of those cuts made have resulted in finishes between T18 and T31, a very small range of outcomes. Senden has missed the cut in three of his last four starts heading into this week. His form doesn't look quite right, so perhaps it's best for gamers to take a wait-and-see approach before reinvesting.
Mar 30 - 8:22 AM

John Senden signed for a 1-over-par 35-36=71 after the final round of The Honda Classic for a 72-hole total of 1-under 279, down one place on the leaderboard and into a four-way T10, his first top 10 in his 12th overall appearance.

The Aussie began his final frame on 2-under (T9) after opening in 71-66-71. He found just six (of 14) fairways and but nine greens in regulation with his only par breaker a 10-footer for birdie-3 at 14. The 44-year-old squared two on failed scrambles but overall went 7-for-9 in that category and after posting positive numbers in strokes gained: putting over his first three laps, digressed to a -0.795 in the finale. Nonetheless, Senden posted his first top 10 of the season on nine starts and first since T8 at the 2015 PLAYERS.
Feb 28 - 9:10 PM

John Senden patched together a 1-over-par 35-36=71 in Saturday's third round of The Honda Classic for a three-day total of 2-under 208.

The 44-year-old opened his 12th Honda in 71-66 and was in a two-way T7 after two days, five back of 36-hole leader Rickie Fowler. He sits in a two-way T9 thru 54 holes (71-66-71), now seven adrift of 54-hole co-leaders Sergio Garcia and Adam Scott. Senden is in his final season of full-exempt status from the last (of two) TOUR titles at the 2014 Valspar. He entered this week with four cashes in 2015-16 (on eight events) with one top 25 (T16, Shriners). The Aussie is now 11-for-12 at the Honda, including a perfect 7-for-7 at PGA Nat'l, but is still looking for his first finish inside the top 20.
Feb 28 - 9:08 AM

John Senden flies up the leaderboard with a 4-under-par 33-33=66 to reach the midpoint of the Honda Classic at 3-under 137.

Senden signed for a 1-over 71 in the opening round to sit in a share of 40th place. He soared up 36 places on the live leaderboard as he walked off the course today at T4. The Aussie landed 12 greens in regulation in both rounds, but the flat stick made a big impact today. Usually shaky with the putter in hands, he rolled in seven putts from outside seven feet today, five from outside nine feet. Most notable was a 37-foot birdie blast on the par-3 seventh hole. If Senden can remain steady with the flat stick over the weekend, a top 10 is certainly in the cards this week.
Feb 26 - 12:15 PM

John Senden is staying busy back at home ahead of the 2016 portion of the PGA TOUR season.

The Aussie went 2-for-3 to open the new PGA TOUR season before heading down under. In his home country, he has recorded a co-runner-up finish at the UNIQLO Masters and followed it up with a T13 at the Emirates Australian Open. No surprise there, as his career percentage of top 10s on the PGA TOUR of Australasia is over 25. When Senden returns to the states he will do the best he can to add a third PGA TOUR trophy to his case.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 11:15:00 PM

John Senden is in Nevada for this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.

At 44 years of age, Senden is one of the elder statesman in the field this week where the last four winners were all in their 20s. However, the Aussie has proven recently that he can still compete with the young guns, winning his second PGA TOUR title at the 2014 Valspar Championship. Last season, Senden extended his streak of FedExCup Playoff's starts to a perfect 9-for-9, but suffered a second-round exit after T33 a the Deutshce Bank Championship, ending 73rd in the FEC standings. In total, he posted three top-10 finishes on 22 starts. At TPC Summerlin, he shows T11/2010, T53/2014, and T18 in last year's edition on rounds of 70-68-68-67. Senden missed the cut at last week's Open by two shots.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 11:57:00 PM

John Senden looks to turn around his season at this week's Deutsche Bank Championship and enters the tournament ranked 81st in the FedExCup standings.

Senden has made the FEC Playoffs in each of the nine years since their inception in 2007. Four times he's advanced to the season-ending TOUR Championship, including last year, 2012, 2011 and 2009. His career best in the final FEC standings was 13th in 2011. At the DBC, he's 7-for-7 (in the FEC era) with six top-25 finishes, highlighted by a T5 in last year's edition. His worst showing at TPC Boston was T33 in 2008. The 44-year-old is 15-for-23 on the season with just three top 10s. His season best, not counting a T5 at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play, was seventh at the 77-man no-cut CIMB Classic back in November.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 01:38:00 PM

John Senden readies for his sixth appearance at this week's Quicken Loans National.

The Aussie arrives in good form, collecting a pair of top 15s in his last six starts. He is now 14-for-20 on the season, climbing to 73rd in the FedExCup standings. Playing on unknown green surfaces at a new venue, this elite ball-striker may have a slight advantage as he doesn't rely on his flat stick. Senden is setting up to be a nice DFS sleeper this week.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 09:41:00 AM

John Senden tunes up for next week's Open Championship with a first start in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open since 2002.

The Aussie missed the cut at Loch Lomond on that occasion so will hope for more success on the classic links of Gullane this week. He's failed to make the weekend in five of his last seven starts on Scottish soil although a more positive spin is that he did manage to play all four rounds in two of the last four Opens held north of the English border (T45 at Carnoustie in 2007 and T48 at St Andrews in 2010). Senden arrives in Scotland on the back of a T8 on the Japan Tour's ISPS Handa Global Cup while prior to that he was T14 in the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 05:30:00 PM

John Senden followed his opening 67 at the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship with another to post 5-under 134 at the halfway point.

Those not good with numbers are going to have nightmares with today's wrinkle. Senden scored 2-under today and 36-hole par at the tournament is 139 due to the shortened 14th hole, which he happened to bogey with 4 today. But he's just four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Fri, May 29, 2015 04:47:00 PM