John Senden hasn’t won a PGA Tour event in more than 7 years. With a lot on the line yesterday at the Valspar in PALM HARBOR, Fla, Senden was able to change all that.
Senden didn’t have a very good day. He made 5 birdies and 4 bogies to hold on and get his first win in more than 7 years. Senden made a great birdie chipping in on the 16th hole.
He needed that to get the one stroke win over Kevin Na who was trying to mount his own charge through the toughest closing holes at Copperhead course of Innisbrook.
Senden was able to get through the snake pit without getting bit. But he had a lot on his mind with all that was riding on this win. A trip to Augusta came with this win.
The man from down under was in A three-way tie for the lead going into a daunting three-hole closing stretch. Somehow Senden was able to keep his focus and pull out the win.
When Senden teed off on the 16th, it was anyone’s tournament at that point. He knew what he had to do and he did it. He pulled out a 2 iron on the final hole and he knew he had to avoid all the trouble and make a par to have a chance for the win.
That is exactly what he did and he took home the first place prize money and got an invite to one of the biggest majors of the year.
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