John Senden

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John Senden
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name John Gerard Senden
Born (1971-04-20) 20 April 1971 (age 43)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 193 lb (88 kg; 13.8 st)
Nationality  Australia
Residence Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Career
Turned professional 1992
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Former tour(s) European Tour
Asian Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2
PGA Tour of Australasia 1
Challenge Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T8: 2014
U.S. Open T10: 2012
The Open Championship T34: 2012
PGA Championship T4: 2007

John Gerard Senden (born 20 April 1971) is an Australian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Senden was born in Brisbane, Queensland and turned pro in 1992. Senden has played all over the world. He is a regular competitor on the PGA Tour of Australasia and has spent time playing in Asia. In Europe he won twice on the second tier Challenge Tour in 1998 and was a member of the main European Tour from 1999 to 2001.

In 2002, Senden joined the PGA Tour in the United States, after coming through the qualifying school in 2001. During his first year on tour he successfully kept his playing status with eight top-25 finishes in 30 events. He claimed his first PGA Tour title on 16 July 2006 at the John Deere Classic, a one-shot victory over American J. P. Hayes. Later in 2006 he won his national open for the first time.

In 2007, he was the leading Australian at the PGA Championship which was won by Tiger Woods and reached the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking.

In March 2014, Senden won his second PGA Tour title (and first in eight years) at the Valspar Championship by one stroke over Kevin Na.[1] In the final round, he came from two strokes back to shoot a one-under 70 to seal victory. The win qualified Senden for the 2014 Masters Tournament.

Professional wins (6)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 16 Jul, 2006 John Deere Classic −19 (64-69-64-68=265) 1 stroke United States J. P. Hayes
2 16 Mar, 2014 Valspar Championship −7 (72-71-64-70=277) 1 stroke United States Kevin Na

Challenge Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 26 Jul, 1998 Interlaken Open −25 (67-69-65-62=263) 2 strokes England Warren Bennett, Scotland Stephen Gallacher
2 6 Sep, 1998 Open de Strasbourg −12 (71-70-67-68=276) Playoff England Daren Lee

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 19 Nov, 2006 MFS Australian Open −8 (76-72-67-65=280) 1 stroke Australia Geoff Ogilvy

Other wins (1)[edit]

  • 1996 Indonesian PGA Championship

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP T35 T45 DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T4 T42 CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament CUT DNP CUT T35 T8
U.S. Open CUT T30 T10 T15 CUT
The Open Championship T48 DNP T34 CUT T58
PGA Championship CUT T19 T32 T70 CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 2
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 3
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 5
PGA Championship 0 0 0 1 1 2 9 5
Totals 0 0 0 1 3 5 28 15
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2012 U.S. Open – 2013 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)

Team appearances[edit]

World Cup (representing Australia): 2006

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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