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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 tossed up a bogey-free 3-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of The Barclays to conclude his 10th appearance on even-par 284 (70-71-75-68), up 14 places to T41 with play still in progress.
The 45-year-old extended his Playoffs run to 10 straight but entered the week 99th in the FedExCup standings -- with only the top 100 advancing to the Deutsche Bank. He's safely on to the next round, projecting at 87th, largely due to his final lap, which yielded three birdies on 13 greens in regulation. The Aussie's stats for the week reflect his place on the leaderboard, but he is currently No. 1 in pars with 58, not a bad score at Bethpage Black. Senden's other 14 holes exchanged seven birdies with seven bogeys. Aug 28 - 1:41 PM

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John Senden is in Farmingdale, New York, for The Barclays at Bethpage State Park's Black Course and ended the regular season with one top 10 (T10, The Honda Classic) in 26 events.

The Aussie is one of 16 players who have qualified for all 10 editions of the FedExCup Playoffs. He was the last of the 16 to get in this year, checking in a 99th in the FEC standings. Last year, he arrived No. 60 in the Official World Golf Ranking and this year he slots in at No. 111, so it's been an off year (two years) for the 45-year-old. He's made 15 cuts in 26 starts, but has also missed 11 cuts, reaching double digits in missed cuts for the first time in 13 years (2003), where he missed 11 cuts in 33 events, his second season on TOUR. Senden has played in all nine previous editions of The Barclays with no top 10s and a best of T15 in 2010 (Ridgewood CC). He was T19 at the 2012 edition (Bethpage Black) with rounds of 68-68-72-74.
Aug 24 - 1:30 PM

John Senden conjured up an even-par 33-37=70 in the second round of the 98th PGA Championship to arrive at the midpoint on 2-under 138, currently T13 on the leaderboard, down eight places on the day.

The 45-year-old's opening 68 tied his personal best in the tournament (31 rounds). He shot the number on two prior occasions, opening the 2011 edition at par-70 AAC with back-to-back 68s, before 72-72 and T19. The Aussie improved to 10 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation on Day 2, but dipped from 1.600 putts per GIR in R1 to a pedestrian 1.929. He squared bogey-5s at the third and the 13th, the latter a 3-putt from 51'7", but leveled the card with a 37'3" birdie-2 at the fourth and a 15-footer at the par-4 seventh.
Jul 29 - 1:42 PM

With a walk-off birdie at No. 9, John Senden completed a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in round one of the 98th PGA Championship at Baltusrol in New Jersey, three shots behind leader Jimmy Walker.

Despite hitting just 4 (of 14) fairways, Senden matched the scores of fellow Aussies Jason Day and Scott Hend via four birdies against two bogeys on the Lower Course today. His first circle came at No. 11 after stuffing his approach to inside five feet and he picked off two more at 16 and 18 to turn in 33. The 45-year-old wobbled with bogeys at 5 and 7 after loose drives but drained a 15'8" putt at his final hole to climb inside the top 10. He found just 10 greens in regulation so had to lean heavily on his short game to produce a score like this.
Jul 28 - 6:25 PM

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

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