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Scott Hend

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (44) / 8/15/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 181

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Scott Hend cruised Nadarola Bay GC in 6-under-par 31-35=66 to hit the halfway mark of the Fiji International on 7-under 137, in a four-way tie for the lead with Daniel Pearce, Gavin Green and Jason Norris.
The quartet of leaders are two clear of the field after 36 holes and Hend might have been on his own but for a late bogey at the par-5 17th hole, his only error of the day. Earlier he had bounced through the front nine, making an eagle-3 at the par-5 first before ticking 4, 6 and 9. He made birdies at 11 and 16 prior to his bogey and admitted afterwards: "I missed a lot of putts but I still walk off the golf course in a good position." This is the third time he has held a share of a European Tour halfway lead; he is 1-for-2 in converting the win. Only Jeunghun Wang boasts a better world ranking than Hend's No. 93 and the Korean made the cut mark on the line at 2-over. Hend has a good chance to win his third ET title at the weekend. Aug 18 - 3:52 AM

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Making his tournament debut, World No. 107 and non-member Scott Hend sleepwalked to a birdie-less 3-over-par 36-37=73 in the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, falling seven places into a three-way T10 on 5-under 275, a distant 11 in arrears of champion and playing competitor Hideki Matsuyama, who shot 61.

After kicking off in 70-69-63, the 43-year-old began in solo 3rd, one shy of 54-hole co-leaders Zach Johnson and Thomas Pieters. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, he conjured six (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, posting -2.295 SG: Approach-the-Green and -0.592 SG: Around-the-Green. After carding eight birdies on Moving Day, he didn't record a par breaker in the finale, squaring holes 7, 10 and 14 (failed scrambles). The Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, resident registered a dismal 2.000 putts per GIR and -1.846 SG: Putting, taking 30 total putts. This is his first top 10 in eight WGC events with a previous-best T16 at the 2014 Cadillac (Doral), and his fifth career top 10 in 78 TOUR events, second this season in five starts (T7, CIMB).
Aug 6 - 8:01 PM

Making his tournament debut, World No. 107 Scott Hend painted a career-tying-low 7-under-par 32-31=63 on Moving Day at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to post 8-under 202, up 11 spots to solo 2nd and good for the low round of the week and the 54-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Hend is solo 3rd, one back of 54-hole co-leaders Zach Johnson and Thomas Pieters, and is 63 was the low round of the day.

This is the 43-year-old's 78th career PGA TOUR start and 223rd career round. He's shot 63 one time before, a 9-under version in Round 1 of the no-cut CIMB Classic back in October, riding that to a season-low T7. This is the Aussie's fifth start of the season and eighth overall WGC event with a best of T16 at the 2014 Cadillac (Doral). After opening in 70-69, the Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, resident began T13 on 1-under, six back of 36-hole leader Jimmy Walker. He found six (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, gaining 0.810 strokes off-the-tee and 1.661 around-the-green. Hend squared a lone bogey-4 at seven (3-putt from 24'4"), smothered by eight birdies at Nos. 1, 5, 6, 8, 10, 14, 15 and 18, six from between 15 and 43 feet, posting 1.455 putts per GIR and 5.709 SG: Putting.
Aug 5 - 4:33 PM

Scott Hend will make his WGC-Bridgestone Invitational debut on the South Course at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio this week.

Thanks to his success on the Asian Tour, and more recently the European Tour, the Australian has played plenty of WGC events, but outside of the HSBC Champions event in China he has struggled. His Doral debut was a strong T16, but since then he crashed to a weekend 80-79 for T63 in 2016 and was T65 in the Mexico Championship earlier this season. He’s currently on a nice run of 7-for-8 but, other than a T6 on the Asian Tour to start it, he’s yet to truly ignite. In fact he has only a best of T20 on the European Tour in that run. His weekend at Royal Birkdale was typical: 66 on Saturday, 75 on Sunday.
Source: PGATour.com
Jul 31 - 7:36 AM

Scott Hend painted a 2-under-par 35-36=71 in round one of the Nordea Masters at Barseback Golf & Country Club, good enough for T8 on a tough day of scoring on the par 73 by the Swedish coast.

It was an up and down day for the Aussie as highlighted by his opening three holes. Hend started out with a bogey-5 at No. 10 and, after a par at 11, jumped into red figures thanks to eagle-3 at 12. After a birdie at 16, Hend's day took more twists as he started his second nine with birdies at 1 and 2 followed by a double bogey-6 at 3. Last year's Asian Tour No. 1 picked off another circle at 5 but finished with a dropped shot at 8 and par at the 594-yard last. Added all up, Hend ended the day inside the top 10 and just three behind pacesetters Renato Paratore and Max Orrin.
Jun 1 - 2:03 PM

Scott Hend turned around some poor previous form at the BMW PGA Championship with a top 15 finish last year and he returns to the West Course at Wentworth for another challenge this week.

The Aussie had missed seven of eight cuts and posted a T68 prior to 2016 and his last four laps of the iconic venue had been 82-85-72-79. Hend made a mockery of those numbers by opening up with 65-69 to take the halfway lead and he was still at the top of the leaderboard despite a Saturday 75. However, the struggles returned on Sunday as he slid down to T15 after a closing 78. It's been a difficult season so far for Hend in Europe but he ended a run of three missed cuts by returning to the Asian Tour last week (he's the current No. 1 on that circuit) and taking T6 in the Thailand Open thanks to a final-round 64. This is a serious step up but that could just be the confidence jolt he needed and, added to his excellent performance here last year, for 54 holes at least, Hend could be a sneaky pick.
May 24 - 9:00 AM

Scott Hend's stunning putting form continued into day two of the GolfSixes at the Centurion Club; he and Sam Brazel (Australia) downed Thongchai Jaidee and Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thailand) 3-2 at the first extra hole.

The Australian completed a 30'0" birdie putt on the final hole of the group stages to assure his team of a place in the quarter final and he was in no mood to slow down early Sunday. The Thai tea made birdie-3 at the second to take an early 1-0 lead but Hend's 30'0" eagle putt at the third made it 1-1. He then knocked in a birdie from 20'0" at the fifth to go 2-1 up, only for a par at the last to give the Thai's a chance of snatching a draw; Jaidee made no mistake with birdie from 6'". On the extra hole Brazel made birdie from 20'0" before Jaidee's attempt from five feet closer lipped out.
May 7 - 8:59 AM

Scott Hend drained a long final hole putt to secure not only a 2-1 victory over Wales, but qualification for the quarter finals of the GolfSixes at the Centurion Club.

The Aussie, playing alongside good friend Sam Brazel, flew the final green with his approach at the par-5, leaving a tough scramble from a gnarly lie. Brazel could only get the ball to 30'0". The Welsh duo of Jamie Donaldson and Bradley Dredge were inside them after three shots and favourites to pinch the tie. But Hend stayed firm and drained his long range birdie attempt then watched Dredge miss from 10'0" for the half. It completed a strong fightback from the men from Down Under, who had trailed after four holes, their birdie at the third bested by an eagle-3, with the other three holes halved in pars. Hend and Brazel made a birdie-2 at the fifth to pull level before Hend completed the coup de grace. They will play Thailand in the last eight.
May 6 - 11:55 AM

A winning par at the second hole was enough to give the Australian duo of Scott Hend and Sam Brazel a narrow 1-0 victory over Team USA in their opening Group C match at the new GolfSixes event at Centurion Club in England.

That's a big three points for the Aussies with only the top two in the quartet of four-team groups advancing to Sunday's knockout phase. After the 1st hole was halved in par, Australia went 1-0 up after the USA pair of Paul Peterson and David Lipsky swallowed bogey-5 at the 476-yard second hole. And that's the way it stayed as the two teams halved the par 5s at 3 and 6 in birdie and parred 4 and 5. Australia play Portugal in Match 2.
May 6 - 7:49 AM

Scott Hend heads to Beijing seeking to rediscover his form when he tees it up in the Volvo China Open at Topwin Golf & CC.

A realist might have argued that the Australian veteran was due a regression to mean this season, having enjoyed a sparkling first two-thirds of 2016. Nonetheless, Hend will want to kickstart his form sooner or later. His T10 in the Australian PGA Championship is his only top 20 since October. Moreover he missed the cut at the Indian Open (73-82) and last week at the Shenzhen International (73-75), neither times suggesting the upturn is close at hand. Much better news is that he was T6 in this event and on this course 12 months ago, closing with a round of 64. He ranked 3rd for Total Putting that week.
Apr 25 - 7:33 AM

Scott Hend is 4-for-5 at the Hero Indian Open and will try his luck again at this year's edition in New Delhi.

The Aussie finished 19-27-12 in his first three but has struggled since the tournament acquired full European Tour status in 2015, missing a first cut and settling for T58 last year. Those last two were at the short and tight Delhi GC so, in theory, the big hitter should be one of those relishing the switch to the lengthy Gary Player course at the DLF Golf & Country Club. That may be true but in an interview with asiantour.com on Wednesday, Hend said: "My form is sketchy. I'm not playing really well, I'm still searching for a driver which is a big thing for me." His old one broke at last November's DP World Championship and he hasn't yet found a trustworthy replacement. That's led to poor recent form of 65-29-42-60-MC in five starts in 2017.
Mar 8 - 7:33 AM

World No. 68 Scott Hend takes a hard look at Club de Golf Chapultepec ahead of this week's World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship.

The Aussie will be making his seventh appearance at a WGC event, highlighted by a T19 at the WGC-HSBC Champions held in November of 2015. Hend is no stranger to winning internationally (13 wins) but the highest OWGR strength of field for any of his wins was 103, which came at the 2016 True Thailand Classic on the European Tour. This week's field checks in at 778 on the OWGR scale. The big hitter will be fun to watch off the tee this week as he gets an extra boost from altitude, but the step up in field strength may be a bit too much for him in the end.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Feb 28 - 10:43 AM

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

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