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Scott Hend

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (43) / 8/15/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 181

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Scott Hend will make his debut in the lucrative Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa this week.
The Australian is enjoying the finest year of his life as he chases career best finishes in both the Asian and European Tours. It's almost ironic - after years of using his Asian Tour card to gain European Tour starts (and never quite doing enough to make a card in the latter) things have come to a head this year: he leads the Asian Tour (having twice finished second and three times ended the year fourth) and is 24th in the Race to Dubai; the dual status has worked a treat. Chasing both titles has, however, called for him to do plenty of travelling and play lots of golf in recent weeks: this is his 10th week on tour in 11. But the course favours strong ball-strikers, a facet which Hend has excelled in all year. He's made only four starts in the country, all in 2010-11, and he went 2-for-4 with no top 30. Tue, Nov 8, 2016 05:29:00 PM

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Scott Hend wrapped up his week at the CIMB Classic with a 5-under-par 35-32=67, collecting a top-10 finish with his aggregate of 15-under 273.

The big-hitting Aussie kept his foot on the scoring pedal, circling eight birdies today after an impressive blemish-free, 9-under 63 in round three. Hend's ball-striking remained solid with 14 greens in regulation today. The 43-year-old did most of his damage on the par 5s, as expected, finishing the week 11-under on the quartet of par 5s. After a lot of close calls on the Asian Tour Order of Merit, Hend is looking to seal the deal this time around where he currently ranks first ahead of Marcus Fraser. Gamers can expect to see Hend again next week at the WGC-HSBC Champions.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 02:11:00 AM

Scott Hend torched TPC Kuala Lumpur with a bogey-free, 9-under-par 33-30=63 to launch himself 38 spots up the live leaderboard at the CIMB Classic, placing him at 10-under 206 heading into the finale.

The 43-year-old Aussie kicked off his round on the 10th tee and wasted no time with birdies in each of his opening four holes. He took a breather for three holes but got right back on the scoring train with three straight circles starting at the par-4 17th. With birdies sprinkled at Nos. 3 and 5, Hend needed just two birdies or an eagle to tie the 11-under 61 course record set by Justin Thomas last year. Instead, he settled for pars coming in to maintain his 9-under score on the day. Hend is not known for his accuracy but he managed 13 (of 14) fairways today en route to 17 greens in regulation. This goes in the books as a new career low on the PGA TOUR for Hend, previously posting 64 on two occasions.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 01:52:00 AM

Scott Hend is enjoying a superb season but will rue yet another missed opportunity after a final round 2-over-par 35-38=73 saw him drop to T4 in the KLM Open at The Dutch on 12-under 272.

The Australian was holding his fourth 54-hole lead of the season overnight, but has so far notched just the one win - at the first time of asking in the Thailand Classic in March. This latest failure to complete the job is added to the BMW PGA Championship in May and last week in the European Masters. He made bogey at 4, but responded in style, with an eagle-3 at 6 and birdie-3 at 7, only to then make double bogey-6 at 9. From that point he was always chasing the eventual winner Joost Luiten and could create nothing. Another double bogey (a 7 at 15) and a bogey at 17 confirmed it, but he made a final hole birdie to make the top five. The result will move him into the top 15 on the Race to Dubai.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 11:14:00 AM

Scott Hend went from three behind to one in front after the third round of the KLM Open in the Netherlands after firing a 7-under-par 32-32=64 on Saturday to reach 14-under 199.

As at last week's Omega European Masters, the Aussie will sleep on the overnight lead. On that occasion he awoke to post a 66 on Sunday but came up a shot short and with scoring low at The Dutch this week it looks as if he'll have to keep his foot on the gas to hold off the chasing pack. Italy's Nino Bertasio is his nearest challenger on 13-under while it's a further two strokes back to home hero Joost Luiten and English trio Richard Bland, David Horsey and Ben Evans. Hend bogeyed No. 2 for the second day running but flourished after that with six birdies and an eagle-3 at 15. It seemed highly unlikely Hend would end the day in front but he birdied 18 while Bertasio swallowed a double bogey-7. On the stats, the 43-year-old piped 7 (of 13) fairways, hit 15 greens in regulation and took 28 putts.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 11:26:00 AM

Scott Hend found only six fairways in round two, but he still posted 3-under-par 35-33=68 for a 36-hole total of 7-under 135, enough for a one-shot lead in the KLM Open after the morning wave of starters had completed their rounds.

The Australian has been in a rich vein of form throughout 2016 and is maintaining it at The Dutch GC in Spijk. Starting on the back nine he made back-to-back red numbers at 13 and 14 before tripping up with a bogey-6 at 15. His second nine began with a birdie-bogey start at 1 and 2, before more red at 6 and 7 saw him first join a group of four at 6-under and then pass them. Despite being loose from the tee he hit 15 greens in regulation. A winner in the Thailand Classic, he has threatened elsewhere, with end-of-round leads at the BMW PGA Championship (18, 36 and 54 holes), the Scottish Open (18 holes) and last week in Crans (54 holes). "I'm playing good golf," he said afterwards, "it doesn't matter whether I finished second last week and lost in a play-off or finished 40th, I've still got a goal to achieve."
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 08:02:00 AM

Overnight leader Scott Hend posted a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in his final round at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland to finish at 17-under 263 but had to settle for second place after losing a playoff to Alex Noren.

Hend can't have too many regrets today. Leading and shooting 66 will get it done more times than not but it wasn't enough this time. Birdies at 5 and 9 along with seven pars took him to the turn in 33 but Noren hit the gas with a birdie burst that relegated Hend to second. The Aussie fell further back with a bogey at 11 but sprinkled circles at 12, 14 and 15 to reignite his challenge and Noren's dropped shot at 17 meant the duo finished tied after regulation play. Hend blinked first in the playoff so he's still without a win on the European mainland having won his previous two titles in Hong Kong (2014) and Thailand (March 2016). Today, he piped 9 (of 13) fairways and hit an impressive 16 greens in regulation but his total of 30 putts was his high of the week.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 11:32:00 AM

Scott Hend made a later error but takes a one-shot lead into the final round of the Omega European Masters after shooting 5-under-par 31-34=65 for 13-under 197 at Crans-sur-Sierre GC.

The Australian was on target to become the only golfer to post a bogey-free third round, but pushed his final drive onto a path, forced the approach up against a grandstand and failed to save par from the drop zone. Nonetheless, his round until then had been serene and he heads into Sunday with a one shot advantage over Alex Noren. The 43-year-old opened with birdie at No. 1 and added three more in quick succession at 6, 7 and 8. His final two red numbers came at 10 and 15. Prior to 18 his only error came with a thinned approach through the green at No. 12; he saved par from the rough. The highlight of his day was a 60'0" birdie putt at the par-three 8th. He has held two solo 54-hole leads this season on the European Tour. He converted a two-shot lead in the Thailand Classic and spurned a one-shot edge at the BMW PGA Championship with a 78.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 10:58:00 AM

Scott Hend styled a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in the second round of the Omega European Masters to hit the halfway mark on 8-under 132, T4 when he signed his card late Friday.

The Australian has already improved on a 2-for-6 record at Crans-sur-Sierre GC and he is doing so in style. It also represents something of an upturn in form after five results in which he made the cut, but could fashion nothing better than T39 last time out at the 31st Olmypiad. That said it has been a superb season in which he has won twice in Asia, including the European Tour co-sanctioned Thailand Classic. In round two he notched 8 straight pars before ticking No. 9. On the return home he gave a shot away on 12 before rushing three birdies in four holes at 14, 15 and 17. When he left the course he was one shot behind the leaders.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 12:31:00 PM

Scott Hend has struggled at Crans-sur-Sierre previously but flourished in the Swiss mountains today with a 5-under-par 34-31=65 in his opening round at the Omega European Masters.

The big-hitting Aussie is just 2-for-6 on the short par 70 that doesn't appear to play to his strengths but he posted his low round there today after sculpting seven birdies. It looked as if he might be in for another frustrating day at this event when he wiped out circles at 14 and 15 with bogeys at the next two holes. But Hend rounded off his opening nine with a birdie at 18 and splashed further red at 2, 5, 7 and 9 to slot in just a shot behind leaders Paul Peterson and Mike Lorenzo-Vera. He kept his ball in play well today, finding 9 (of 13) fairways and hitting 14 greens in regulation.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 08:44:00 AM

Scott Hend will represent Australia at the Olympic Games Golf Competition in Rio de Janeiro.

Hend heads to the Olympics Golf Course at Reserva de Marapendi having made the cut in both the Open Championship and PGA Championship on his last two starts. He was T72 at Royal Troon and T42 at Baltusrol so needs to step up. As for this week's course, reports say that it was inspired from the classic Sandbelt courses of Australia which might just help Hend feel at home. There is also no rough to speak of so the big-hitting Aussie can bomb away off the tee. He did play some golf on the Latinoamerica tour between 2006 and 2008 although fared poorly, missing four cuts and taking T43 in the Colombia Masters.
Mon, Aug 8, 2016 06:13:00 AM

Scott Hend steadied a 2-under-par 33-35=68 during the opening round of the 98th PGA Championship, three strokes off the early pacesetter Jimmy Walker.

The Aussie split seven (of 14) fairways en route to 13 greens in regulation. From there he splashed home just two putts from outside eight feet, and also missed a 4'5" par-saver at the 11th. The real weapon today was his approach play, including a 129-yard wedge at the par-4 15th that he stuck to five inches for a tap-in birdie. Hend is making his debut at the PGA Championship this week and seventh career start in a major championship, with his previous best being a T32 at the 2006 U.S. Open.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 04:29:00 PM

Fuelled by an eagle-3 at his second hole of the day, Scott Hend posted the fresh clubhouse target of 3-under-par 34-35=69 in round one of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Links.

The Aussie added eight pars to that early leap but then found red at 10, 12 and 16 on the back nine. His first dropped shot of the day came at 11 while he also suffered a walk-off bogey at the 607-yard 18th to slightly spoil his lunch. Hend is making his debut at Castle Stuart while, amazingly for a player of his talent, he's missed 12 cuts out of 12 on Scottish soil. He should correct that now although he won't be taking anything for granted. Despite his atrocious region form, it's not a surprise to see the big-hitting 42-year-old on the leaderboard. He has a win on both the European (March's Thailand Classic) and Asian (June's Queen's Cup) Tours this season and sits a healthy 24th on the Race to Dubai. Right now, he leads in the clubhouse by a shot from YE Yang, Tyrrell Hatton and Richard Bland.
Thu, Jul 7, 2016 07:56:00 AM

Scott Hend endured a rollercoaster ride in round three, but ended the day with an imperious eagle on the last which left him alone at the top of the leaderboard after a 1-over-par 36-37=73, good enough for a 54-hole total of 9-under 207.

The two-time European Tour winner experienced frustration, tree difficulties and a confrontation with the gallery (on 14) before the final hole drama allowed him to recover some poise. And yet after 11 holes it had all seemed so serene thanks to 9 pars, one bogey on 7 and a birdie on 11. It gave him a 2-shot lead and he duly smashed his drive on the par-5 12th 331-yards down the fairway. However he failed to make birdie, found his drive at the next stuck close to a tree and barely moved it with his second. It led to bogey, the first of three on the bounce, and he approached the last hole one behind the lead. But for the second day running he notched eagle, this time sending a majestic 160-yard 8-iron approach to 3 feet and dropping the putt with minimum fuss. He heads into the final round one ahead of Tyrell Hatton and two clear of Lee Westwood and YE Yang. "Obviously it's a big one," he said after the round, "but right now it's just another tournament. What will be will
Sat, May 28, 2016 12:49:00 PM

Scott Hend closed his second round with a superb eagle-3 to complete a 3-under-par 34-35=69 and tie the 36-hole lead at the BMW PGA Championship in Virginia Water.

The in-form Australian has admitted that some tee shots on the West Course at Wentworth don't fit his eye, but he is overlooking such problems thus far, as he racks up the birdies in his bid to land the biggest title of his career. Having poured in 8 par breakers Thursday he opened his Friday account with red numbers on 2 and 4, just as in round one. He made bogey on 9 to take a step backwards, but was soon repairing the damage with more red at 12 and 13 (again for the second day running). He dropped shots on 15 and 16 which left him two adrift of the leader Danny Willett as he launched his tee shot down the 521-yard par-5 final hole. His 6-iron approach shot soared into the heart of the green and he drained a 20-foot putt to pull level with Willett on 10-under 134. They were later joined on that total by YE Yang; the three are one clear of Jaco Van Zyl.
Fri, May 27, 2016 02:08:00 PM