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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 needs a kickstart to his 2018 form when he tees it up in the Volvo China Open at Topwin Golf & CC in Beijing.
There have been seven starts in this tournament for the Australian and to say the results have been boom or bust would be something of an understatement. In that sample he has three missed cuts and a T60, but also? T6 in 2002 and 2016, second in 2007. The T6 on this course two years ago was largely thanks to a superb final round 64 which whipped him through the field, but it is far from his only success in China. In all he has eight top ten finishes in 33 starts, with a best of first in the 2014 Hong Kong Open. His form is less promising. On all tours around the world he hasn't made a top 20 since the Boise Open of last September. Apr 24 - 12:49 PM

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Scott Hend slots in at 68th on the Race to Dubai ahead of this week's inaugural NBO Oman Open at Al Mouj Golf, Muscat.

The Aussie has pegged it up five times so far this season (cashed on three occasions), with a best of T22 in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship where he closed with three 69s. On his latest start he missed the cut in Malaysia which was frustrating given that he shot 66 in round two, not quite enough to repair the damage of an opening 75. The former Asian Tour No. 1 also fired a Friday 66 at the Dubai Desert Classic before finishing T37 so there are some good signs despite no big finishes yet. For his course debut, he's an early starter from 10th tee Thursday.
Feb 14 - 4:06 AM

Scott Hend takes his talents to Saujana G&CC this week to contest the Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The big-hitting Aussie took T29 there last year but offered a hint of what he could do with rounds of 66 in round two and 67 in round four. His title bid was undone by 74 and 75 on his other two laps. Hend is a former Asian Tour Order of Merit winner and has lots of experience in this part of the world, including T6 in the 2013 Selangor Masters and T7 at the 2016 CIMB Classic. He's 8-for-9 in Malaysia over the last five years. So far this season, Hend has posted T22 in Abu Dhabi and T37 in Dubai so it's fair to think he could step it up this week in familiar surroundings.
Jan 31 - 5:26 AM

Scott Hend got stuck on the back nine of the Earth Course, but heads into the weekend T6 on 7-under 137 after a second round 1-under-par 35-36=71 at the DP World Tour Championship.

The Aussie is enjoying his compatriot Greg Norman's design at the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, much more so than his T56-T40 course record suggests he might have. Yet after the drama of his opening 66, it was much quieter on Friday. He posted front nine birdies at 3 and 7, offset by one bogey at the 8th. He then closed out the round with ten straight pars and will start Saturday three back of Matthew Fitzpatrick's lead. He currently leads the Greens in Regulation stats (94.4%) and is putting well when he does so (fifth for Putts per GIR), but his rescue work has cost him a little ((15th for Putts per Round).
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 09:16:00 AM

Scott Hend thrashed a 6-under-par 34-32=66 in the first round of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, securing a one-shot clubhouse lead over Alexander Bjork.

The Aussie looked on target to match the tournament's lowest ever opening lap (Peter Hanson's 64 in 2011) after a red-hot run on the Earth course's back nine took him to 7-under after 17. But he swallowed his only bogey of the day on the par-5 18th to slip back and a birdie for playing partner Bjork allowed the Swede to cut his lead to just one. World No. 110 Hend had started the day in positive fashion with a circle at No. 1 and he splashed his second red number on the par-3 4th. After a run of five pars, he charged clear with five birdies in six holes from the 10th, a 15-foot birdie conversion at No. 15 taking him into a three-shot lead. Today's 66 beats his previous best round at the course by three shots.
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 04:10:00 AM

Scott Hend is one of the biggest hitters on the European Tour but he hasn't made the most of that length so far at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

The Earth course at Jumeirah Golf Estates measures nearly 7,700 yards and certainly suits those who blast it off the tee but Hend has finished T56 (2015) and T40 (2016) in his two starts there. However, he has sprinkled three 69s and gamers will also note that he was T8 in the Dubai Desert Classic on another visit to the United Arab Emirates last year. The Aussie opened with an 80 in last week's Nedbank Golf Challenge but added a third-round 68 to finish T57. He's not managed better than T34 in his last seven worldwide starts so form has to be a concern even though he did lose a play-off at the European Masters as recently as September.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 07:18:00 AM

Scott Hend will head to South Africa this week to peg it up in the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City for a second time.

The big-hitting Aussie could be a good fit for the monster layout at Gary Player Country Club and was 13th after 54 holes on debut last year before falling to T44 after a closing 80. Since losing a play-off at the European Masters in September, Hend has been in some decent positions but not really cashed in. He was T12 at halfway in the WGC-HSBC Champions in China before shooting 78-77 on the weekend although he did at least reverse the script when closing with a 67 to take T42 in Turkey last week. At 40th in the Race to Dubai, his position in next week's season-closing DP World Tour Championship is secured so this is something of a free hit and he could be sneaky pick to show up well.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 05:21:00 AM

Scott Hend has missed seven straight cuts at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship but isn't giving up yet and will try his luck again this week.

The Aussie first pitched up at this event played at St. Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns in 2003 and has been made regular returns but with the same result. Add in his two early exits in Opens at the Old Course (2005 and 2015) and he looks an easy candidate to dismiss. However, his form at Wentworth before the 2016 BMW PGA Championship was seven missed cuts and T68 and yet he led that event for 54 holes before a final-round collapse. Hend added another top 25 at Wentworth this year to show that he can eventually come good on a course that continually gets the better of him. The big hitter was runner-up at the European Masters last month and followed that with T17 in the Web.com's Boise Open.
Tue, Oct 3, 2017 09:19:00 AM

Scott Hend has a disappointing record in the British Masters but gets a new course to try his luck on this year as the tournament heads to Close House in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The Aussie played the event in 1997 and 1999, missing the cut both times, and returned at Woburn in 2015 to finish T54. His overall record in England was fairly dreadful in his early appearances but he's made his last four cuts there, including T15 in the 2016 BMW PGA Championship when leading through 54 holes. Although known for his big hitting, he's done well before on short tracks (won at Fanling in Hong Kong) so the sub-7000 yard Lee Westwood Colt Course could be a decent fit for him. Hend was runner-up at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland on his last start and has since posted T17 in the Web.com's Boise Open so arrives at Close House in good form.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 07:37:00 AM

Scott Hend lost in a play-off at the Omega European Masters for a second year running after his final round 2-under-par 34-34=68 could only match Matthew Fitzpatrick’s total of 14-under 266 at Crans-sur-Sierre GC in Switzerland.

It was agony for the 44-year-old Australian who headed into the final round with a three shot lead over the field. But he endured a tough final lap which began in nervy fashion with dropped shots at 3 and 4. He then hooked his tee shot at 5 into trees. However he got lucky and made the most of it, clipping his approach from under those trees to 6’0" and making the birdie. He added two more on the front nine at 7 and 9. On the back nine he could manage only one par breaker at 15, but that allowed him to catch Fitzpatrick who had emerged as his main threat. He had a 25’0" birdie putt at the last for the win, but it missed and extra holes resulted. At the first play-off hole they both fought for par, at the second Fitzpatrick gave it a look from 12’0" then Hend pulled a 5’0" attempt wide of the cup. He made bogey at the third time of asking to hand the title to the Englishman.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 11:43:00 AM

Scott Hend held a two-shot lead over Matt Fitzpatrick, Fabrizio Zanotti and Darren Fichardt after 13 holes of his third round when play was halted for the day at the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland.

The Aussie had started Saturday with a one-shot lead over Fichardt but quickly extended that to three as he made birdie to the South African's bogey at the opening hole. Hend managed just one more hole, a par at No. 2, before visibility in the Swiss mountains deteriorated, causing a suspension at 14.36 local. Play resumed at 17.00 and Hend found it a struggle, dropping shots at 4, 8, 11 and 12 before he found a red number at 13. But with the rest of the field also finding it a grind, Hend actually ended with his advantage extended to two. The third round will resume 08:00 Sunday, with round four scheduled straight afterwards. Marcus Fraser, Lucas Bjerregaard and Dean Burmester lead in the clubhouse on 8-under 202, three shots back.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 10:16:00 AM

Scott Hend thrashed a magnificent 7-under-par 32-31=63 to grab the halfway lead in the 2017 Omega European Masters on a 36-hole mark of 13-under 127, one stroke clear of Darren Fichardt at Crans-sur-Sierre GC who is himself three clear of the field.

The Australian is trying to avenge his near-miss 12 months ago when he led at 54 holes only to be caught by Alex Noren and miss out on the title in extra holes. He recorded rounds of 65-67-65-66 last year and has improved on that already with his 64-63 start; he dropped one shot on Thursday but none on Friday. He opened with seven straight pars and then started his ascent of the leaderboard with an eagle-2 at the 303-yard par-4 seventh, backing it up with birdie-4 at the ninth. Four pars followed before he took control at the top ticking 14, 15, 17 and 18, the latter two coming courtesy of approaches to 12’0" and assured birdie conversions. South African Fichardt is on 12-under, with a group of three players (Thongchai Jaidee, Fabrizio Zanotti and Todd Sinnott) a further three shots back.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 01:01:00 PM

Last year's runner-up Scott Hend scorched Crans-sur-Sierre for a 6-under-par 32-32=64 in round one of the Omega European Masters, a walk-off birdie at 9 giving him a share of the clubhouse lead with Miguel Angel Jimenez and Tyrrell Hatton.

The big-hitting Aussie lost a play-off to Alex Noren at this venue last year, shooting 65-67-65-66. Today, he went one better than his opening round 12 months ago after sprinkling seven birdies on his scorecard. Hend's morning lap in the beautiful Swiss Alps started with three pars before he reeled off a hat-trick of birdies at 13, 14 and 15. A bogey at 16 was wiped out with a birdie-3 at 18 and he continued his push after the turn. After reaching 4-under with another gain at No.2, the 44-year-old made it three atop the leaderboard on 6-under with birdies at 7 and 9. Hend sits 55th on the Race to Dubai.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 07:54:00 AM

Scott Hend finished runner-up in last year's Omega European Masters in Switzerland; he'll return to Crans-Montana for another crack this week.

The Aussie's second place here 12 months ago was something of a surprise as he'd shown very little form on the quirky, mountainside track. Six previous visits had resulted in four missed cuts although T26 in 2013 and a couple of other good rounds hinted that he might not just be turning up to admire the views. He certainly put everything together last year and rounds of 65-67-65-66 put him tied with Alex Noren after 72 holes before the Swede won at the first extra hole. Hend returns this year ranked 55th on the Race to Dubai after cashing in 14 of his 19 events this season. He's picked up top 10s at the Aussie PGA and also last month's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational where he carded a third-round 63 so a repeat of his Firestone form would make him a big runner this week.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 03:49:00 AM

Scott Hend cruised Natadola 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.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 03:52:00 AM