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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 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's Boise Open. Oct 3 - 9:19 AM

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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's Boise Open so arrives at Close House in good form.
Sep 26 - 7:37 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.
Sep 10 - 11:43 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.
Sep 9 - 10:16 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.
Sep 8 - 1:01 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.
Sep 7 - 7:54 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.
Sep 6 - 3:49 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.
Aug 18 - 3:52 AM

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.
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