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Scott Robert Hend (born 1973)[1] is an Australian professional golfer who has played on a number of the world's main tours. He is renowned as a long hitter.[2]

Scott Hend
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Personal information
Full nameScott Robert Hend
Born1973
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb; 12.9 st)
Nationality Australia
ResidencePonte Vedra Beach, Florida, U.S.
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Career
Turned professional1997
Current tour(s)PGA Tour of Australasia
Asian Tour
European Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Canadian Tour
Professional wins15
Number of wins by tour
European Tour3
Asian Tour10
Other5
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenT32: 2006
The Open ChampionshipT54: 2017
PGA ChampionshipT42: 2016
Achievements and awards
Von Nida Tour
Money List winner
2003
Asian Tour
Order of Merit
2016

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Professional careerEdit

Hend turned professional in 1997 and joined the PGA Tour of Australasia. He has since played on most of the major golf tours around the world. He has won three times in Australia, and was the inaugural winner of the Von Nida Tour Order of Merit in 2003. He has also won on the Canadian Tour, at the 2002 Victoria Open.

Hend played on the United States-based PGA Tour in 2004 and 2005, having gained his card at qualifying school for both seasons. In 2005, he was the first foreign player to win the 'Long Drive' statistic on the PGA Tour. Since 2007 he has played on the Asian Tour, winning for the first time in 2008 at the Indonesia President Invitational. He finished fourth on the Order of Merit in both 2007 and 2009, and in 2007 was named Rookie of the Year.

In June 2016, Hend won the Queen's Cup in Thailand by one stroke, for his ninth victory on the Asian Tour. This moved him up into a tie for third place on the all-time winners list, behind only Thaworn Wiratchant and Thongchai Jaidee. He went on to win the 2016 Asian Tour Order of Merit.[3]

Hend won his third European Tour title in March 2019 at the Maybank Championship. This was also his tenth victory on the Asian Tour, in a co-sanctioned event. He won the event in a dramatic playoff with Nacho Elvira, making a birdie at the first extra hole.[4]

Professional wins (15)Edit

European Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 19 Oct 2014 Hong Kong Open1 −13 (67-66-67-67=267) Playoff   Angelo Que
2 13 Mar 2016 True Thailand Classic1 −18 (68-64-70-68=270) 1 stroke   Piya Swangarunporn
3 24 Mar 2019 Maybank Championship1 −15 (69-70-67-67=273) Playoff   Nacho Elvira

1 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour

European Tour playoff record (2–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2014 Hong Kong Open   Angelo Que Won with par on first extra hole
2 2016 Omega European Masters   Alexander Norén Lost to birdie on first extra hole
3 2017 Omega European Masters   Matthew Fitzpatrick Lost to par on third extra hole
4 2019 Maybank Championship   Nacho Elvira Won with birdie on first extra hole

Asian Tour wins (10)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 31 Aug 2008 Pertamina Indonesia President Invitational −16 (71-69-66-66=272) 3 strokes   Lin Wen-tang
2 8 Apr 2012 ISPS Handa Singapore Classic −11 (67-68-64=199) 1 stroke   Javier Colomo,   David Lipsky,
  Lu Wei-chih,   Mithun Perera
3 31 Mar 2013 Chiangmai Golf Classic −20 (68-69-67-64=268) 3 strokes   Bryce Easton
4 6 Oct 2013 Mercuries Taiwan Masters −3 (69-72-70-74=285) 4 strokes   Sam Cyr
5 20 Oct 2013 Venetian Macau Open −16 (74-64-63-67=268) 3 strokes   Anirban Lahiri
6 19 Oct 2014 Hong Kong Open1 −13 (67-66-67-67=267) Playoff   Angelo Que
7 18 Oct 2015 Venetian Macao Open (2) −20 (66-68-64-66=268) 3 strokes   Anirban Lahiri,   Chiragh Kumar
8 13 Mar 2016 True Thailand Classic1 −18 (68-64-70-68=270) 1 stroke   Piya Swangarunporn
9 19 Jun 2016 Queen's Cup −15 (69-69-64-67=269) 1 stroke   Gunn Charoenkul
10 24 Mar 2019 Maybank Championship1 −15 (69-70-67-67=273) Playoff   Nacho Elvira

1 Co-sanctioned with the European Tour

Other wins (5)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT T32 CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT T72 T54
PGA Championship T42 CUT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied for place

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Mexico Championship T16 63 T65
Match Play
Bridgestone Invitational T10
HSBC Champions T24 T21 T19 T54 T62
  Top 10
  Did not play

"T" = tied

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Scott Hend player page". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on 6 March 2005. Retrieved 12 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Hend Carries Canadian Success onto PGA Tour". Golf Channel. 4 February 2005. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Scott Hend biography". Asian Tour. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Hend claims remarkable play-off victory in Malaysia". European Tour. 24 March 2019. Retrieved 24 March 2019.

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