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The Tour Report

August 24 2012

1:42 PM

Senden, Bethpage seems to be good fit

Senden discusses his round

Following an second-round 68, John Senden reflects on his play at The Barclays with Mark Carnevale from SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio.

By Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- After finishing his round of 3-under 68 that moved him up The Barclays leaderboard, John Senden noted that "you've got to have an all-around game" to succeed at the Bethpage State Park Black Course.

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Fitting that the Australian used those words, given where he ranks in the PGA TOUR's All-Around ranking.

Senden is sixth in that category this year, which is computed from eight different TOUR stats: scoring, putting, eagles, birdies, sand saves, greens in regulation, driving distance and driving accuracy.

Of the top 10 in All-Around, eight have won PGA TOUR events in 2012. The non-winners are Senden, and No. 2 Bo Van Pelt, who has eight top-10 finishes this year, tied for most on TOUR.

Senden has five top-10s, which is why he entered this week ranked 37th in FedExCup points. But he's still looking for his first TOUR win since his lone victory, the 2006 John Deere Classic.

He's at 6 under through 36 holes at Bethpage Black and will have a late tee time on Saturday. So maybe this week?

"It's the first time I've played Bethpage, and I feel like it suits my game," Senden said. "It's a strong golf course, and you've got to drive the ball well to put yourself in position to attack the greens."