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Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (43) / 6/29/1972
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 150
College: Australia

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Mark Hensby withdrew from the Sanderson Farms Championship before his opening round.
The 43-year-old was slated to go off the first tee at 12:49 p.m. CT. His T6 at the Barbasol Championship in July vaulted him in the Past Champions category from which he gained entry on merit into the SFC. He was not replaced in the field because no alternates were on site. Nov 5 - 11:04 AM

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Mark Hensby has accepted an exemption into this week's RBC Canadian Open made available with his top-10 finish at the Barbasol Championship.

While the Aussie didn't parlay a share of the 36-hole lead at Grand National into victory, a T6 is the next best thing because it means that he has another place to play this week. He's pegged at Glen Abbey only once before in competition and tied for ninth in 2004. While gamers shouldn't make any decision based on that performance for obvious reasons, the 43-year-old is no doubt confident after co-leading the Barbasol in greens hit. He's 214th in the FedExCup standings and only 25 points from cracking the top 200.
Jul 20 - 11:07 AM

Mark Hensby settled for a 1-under-par 34-36=70 in the final round of the inaugural Barbasol Championship to conclude at 13-under 271, six shots back of champion Scott Piercy.

Hensby began Sunday's festivities and 12-under (T3) and just one off the pace of co-leaders Piercy and Ricky Barnes. The 43-year-old circled just one par breaker all day with birdie from 5'3" at the par-4 second. The rest of his card consisted of 17 pars. Hensby missed several legit scoring chances, including from 6'3" at No. 1, 3'11" at No. 5, 6'9" at No. 6, 9'5" at No. 7 and 6'6" at No. 16. It would all add up to a dismal -3.508 in strokes gained: putting. Regardless, it's win for Hensby. Not a win in the traditional sense, he has one in 176 prior starts (2004 John Deere Classic), but to finish T6 in his first PGA TOUR start since a missed cut at the 2013 Sanderson Farms Championship is a victory, in most eyes. It's also his first top 10 since a T4 at the 2008 EDS Byron Nelson Championship, the last year the Aussie played a full season on any tour. Better still, his top-10 finish also gains him an invite to next week's RBC Canadian Open.
Jul 19 - 11:30 PM

Overnight co-leader Mark Hensby rallied to a 3-under-par 37-31=68 in today's third round of the Barbasol Championship for a 54-hole aggregate of 12-under 201, one stroke off the pace of co-leaders Scott Piercy and Ricky Barnes.

Hensby began his day with a share of the 36-hole lead with Whee Kim at 9-under. Playing in the final pairing, he looked like he hadn't made a start on the PGA TOUR since a missed cut at the 2013 Sanderson Farms Championship, squaring bogeys at Nos. 2 and 5 in a birdie-less outward half. In fact, Hensby didn't record a circle on the card until the par-4 14th, and that came from 17 inches. After par at 15 however, the Aussie ripped off an eagle-birdie-birdie finish to get right back into contention. The 43-year-old landed 16 greens in regulation on Saturday, but couldn't get anything to drop until his run at the end, salvaging a -0.326 in strokes gained: putting. Hensby has one victory on the PGA TOUR in 176 career starts, taking the 2004 John Deere Classic in a playoff.
Jul 18 - 8:10 PM

Mark Hensby crafted a bogey-free, 7-under-par 32-32=64 in today's second round of the Barbasol Championship and post 9-under 133 at the break, good for a share of the 36-hole lead with Whee Kim.

Cynical golf fans will snicker at who lands on the alternate list for opposite events. If you're among that contingent, remember what Hensby has achieved thus far at Grand National's Lake Course. Granted, it doesn't actually mean anything yet, but the hope created by the opportunity to tee it up in any PGA TOUR event is why the touring professional get up in the morning. Hensby hasn't pegged it at this level in 24 months; it's been 47½ months since he last cashed. He went 7-for-16 today in scoring chances for seven birdies, including conversions from 10'3" and 32'6" at the 15th and sixth holes, respectively. It's not unprecedented territory for the PGA TOUR winner, just unfamiliar.
Jul 17 - 8:08 PM

Mark Hensby gained entry into this week's Barbasol Championship.

Even as the ninth alternate when the field was published, you were of the sense that he'd have no trouble getting in. Sure enough, after 11 withdrawals and another four in front of him in the line of alternates, the Aussie secured his first tee time on the PGA TOUR since the Sanderson Farms Championship two years ago this week. He's played sparingly abroad and doesn't carry a world ranking, but the 43-year-old still has Past Champion status by virtue of his title at the 2004 John Deere Classic.
Jul 13 - 10:44 PM

Mark Hensby settled for a 5-over-par 39-38=77 at Pinnacle Country Club in Milan, Illinois, in today's open qualifier for the John Deere Classic.

Hensby failed to find a par breaker, instead squaring five bogeys to place T62. His only PGA TOUR victory occurred at the 2004 edition of the tournament, so there will be no 10-year anniversary celebration. The Aussie hasn't made a cut on the TOUR since the 2011 Reno-Tahoe Open (T63). Other notables that failed to qualify for the JDC include: 68--Kent Jones; Michael Letzig ... 70--Eric Meierdierks ... 73--Frank Lickliter II; Craig Kanada; Bubba Dickerson ... 76--Arjun Atwal.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 05:55:00 PM

Mark Hensby has been added to the published field of this week's Sanderson Farms Championship.

The Aussie sat outside the top 10 on the list of alternates when the field was published on Friday afternoon, but he sneaks in thanks to Olin Browne's withdrawal. This will mark Hensby's debut on the PGA TOUR this season.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 05:06:00 PM

Mark Hensby has been removed from the published field of this week's True South Classic.

A curious decision given he just turned 40 years of age and cracked only two fields on the PGA TOUR this year. The Aussie missed both cuts.
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 11:02:00 AM

Mark Hensby has been added to the published field of this week's Valero Texas Open.

Hensby was the seventh alternate at the start of the week. He gained entry today when Dean Wilson withdrew. Hensby missed the cut in his only start this year (Mayakoba). He tied for 53rd in his only appearance at TPC San Antonio in 2010.
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 01:26:00 PM

Mark Hensby has been added to the published field of this week's Mayakoba Golf Classic.

Hensby was the fourth alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry this morning when John Rollins withdrew. Saddled with Past Champion status the last three years, he hasn't had a top 10 since April 2008.
Mon, Feb 20, 2012 11:28:00 AM

Mark Hensby was added on Monday to the field of the Reno-Tahoe Open.

Hensby started the week as the first alternate into this week's field. He has made the cut in two of his five starts on this year's TOUR.
Mon, Aug 1, 2011 10:24:00 AM

Mark Hensby withdrew during his second round of the Viking Classic.

The Aussie was an aggregate 3-over-par through 34 holes when the second weather delay occurred. He wasn't going to make the cut anyway.
Fri, Jul 15, 2011 04:47:00 PM

Mark Hensby was added on Monday morning to the field of the John Deere Classic.

Henby gained entry to the field via a sponsor's exemption. He has split time this season between the Nationwide and PGA Tours and he is coming off a T20 at the Nationwide Tour's Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open.
Mon, Jul 4, 2011 11:26:00 AM

Mark Hensby has been added to the field of the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Hensby started the week as the eighth alternate into this week's field. He has played in only two events on this year's TOUR, but he was able to make the cut in both events.
Mon, Jun 6, 2011 01:35:00 PM