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June 9 2011

3:00 PM

Another strong start for Senden

Different year, similar start for John Senden, who a year after opening with a 66 in Memphis before fading to tie for 37th is atop the leaderboard at 4 under through his first 12 holes. But his fast start probably goes deeper than TPC Southwind fitting his eye.

Senden, whose lone career victory came at the 2006 John Deere Classic, has been playing well the last month -- the Aussie tied for eighth at Colonial and last week tied for seventh at Muirfield Village.

In today’s opening round, Senden has kept that good play going, hitting six of nine fairways and 10 of 12 greens on his way to four birdies no bogey.

Of course Senden isn’t the only one playing well -- four others, including Camilo Villegas, who has yet to finish in the top 25 this season, are 3 under in the early going.

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