John Senden

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John Senden
Personal information
Full nameJohn Gerard Senden
Born (1971-04-20) 20 April 1971 (age 48)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight193 lb (88 kg; 13.8 st)
Nationality Australia
ResidenceBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
SpouseJackie Senden
Turned professional1992
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Former tour(s)European Tour
Asian Tour
Professional wins6
Highest ranking28 (11 March 2012)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
PGA Tour of Australasia1
Challenge Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT8: 2014
PGA ChampionshipT4: 2007
U.S. OpenT10: 2012
The Open ChampionshipT34: 2012

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.[2]

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.[3] 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[3] where he finished T-8.

Senden's son was diagnosed with a brain tumor in April 2017. Senden played the next two seasons using a Major Medical Extension under the family crisis provision, but he was unable to meet the terms and was demoted to the Past Champions Category.

Professional wins (6)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
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
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
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 CUT
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT T35 T45 CUT
PGA Championship CUT T4 T42 CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Masters Tournament CUT CUT T35 T8 T38
U.S. Open CUT T30 T10 T15 CUT T14
The Open Championship T48 T34 CUT T58 T40
PGA Championship CUT T19 T32 T70 CUT CUT T18
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 3
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 3 7 4
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 6
PGA Championship 0 0 0 1 1 3 11 6
Totals 0 0 0 1 3 7 33 19
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2012 U.S. Open – 2013 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)

Results in World Golf Championship events[edit]

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Cadillac Championship T11 T6 T20 T31
Match Play R64 R16 R64 QF
Bridgestone Invitational 45 T16 T26
HSBC Champions 19 T28 T35
  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

Team appearances[edit]

World Cup (representing Australia): 2006

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Week 10 2012 Ending 11 Mar 2012" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  2. ^ "John Senden – Best Performances". OWGR. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b "John Senden rallies for Valspar win". ESPN. Associated Press. 17 March 2014.

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