Mar 17

John Senden Gathers Win at Innesbrook

photo: golf.de

John Senden became the first over 40 year old winner on the PGA Tour this season with his victory at the Innesbrook -Copperhead course in Palm Harbor, Florida.  A final round of 70 gave Senden the cushion to hold off Kevin Na by one shot.  Senden played  three consecutive nines this weekend under par until he got to his final nine Sunday afternoon.  At the turn Sunday he was 7-under par for the tournament and in control.  Two bogeys on hole #12 and #13 gave the field some hope.  With Scott Langley and Will MacKenzie shooting under par on Sunday, Senden fought hard to finish with 70 foot birdie chip in on #16 then draining a 20 foot birdie putt on #17 to get back to 7-under for the tournament.  Senden nearly birdied the 18th hole as well to get to the clubhouse in the lead. Kevin Na had a chance at #18 but his birdie putt fell short.

Watching Senden’s interviews after the round made me proud as a PGA Golf Professional.  He stressed the importance of working on his posture and his body feeling better starting the 2014 season.  Sometimes its not the swing overhaul that players need to make its the simple things that need attention and get forgotten such as posture, working the body correctly and staying in the moment to be successful.  This 42 year old Aussie proved as much and is now resetting the rest of his year to accommodate some Majors and WGC events.  Plus now he owns two PGA Tour victories that house the most interesting tee markers:  the paint cans from the Valspar Championship and model tractors from the John Deere Classic.

                 picture credit golfbyoutourmiss


John Deere, Unique Tee Markers









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