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December 9 2012

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No. 66: John Senden

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2013 PREVIEW: Six years have passed since John Senden picked up his only PGA TOUR title at the John Deere Classic -- yet he has finished 30th or better in the FedExCup three times in the last four years, including 2012. The Aussie would love to lock up that 2014 Masters invite early next year.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT:
His five top-10s last year equaled the second-highest total in Senden's career. A tie for fourth at the John Deere Classic was his highest but that tie for 10th at the Olympic Club, his second top-10 in a major, had to be particularly satisfying. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: John Senden has always been a great ball striker and a frustrating putter. He told me at the John Deere Classic, he was going to speed up his routine on the greens hoping to become more athletic. It worked. Senden was 13th in the all-around in 2012. -- Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: Committed to spending more time with family, he shaved another four starts from his schedule in 2011, which also down four from the previous year. However, the Aussie competed in all of the majors for just the second time in his career, and he teed it up in all of the World Golf Championships for the first time in one season. After the dust settled, he booked five top 10s and another six top 25s among 19 cuts made. Given he hadn't eclipsed 22 cuts made in any previous season, the 41-year-old was a model of efficiency. Untouchable in salary games at $1.916 million, plug him in everywhere else. -- Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert

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2012 QUICK REVIEW

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Regular Season ranking
37th
Final Playoffs ranking
30th
Best finishes 4th John Deere Classic
By the Numbers
Starts: 22
Cuts made: 19
Rounds played: 78th
Top-10 finishes: 5
Money List rank: 42nd
TOUR ranking
Driving distance: 79th
Driving accuracy: 24th
Greens in regulation: 16th
Strokes gained-putting: 98th
Scoring average: 22nd

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