Date: March 13, 2012
Author: Dejan Kalinic, Sportal

Aussies Abroad Weekly Wrap: Senden finishes strongly

Star of the show: A stunning seven-under 65 in the final round saw John Senden finish tied for sixth at the prestigious WGC-Cadillac Championship at the TPC Blue Monster at Doral. The 40-year-old finished alongside former world number one Luke Donald and ahead of more fancied countrymen Aaron Baddeley, Adam Scott and Jason Day. Breakout of the week: Matt Jones led at the halfway mark of the Puerto Rico Open before finishing tied for fifth and four shots adrift of eventual winner George McNeill. It was the New South Welshman&aposs best result on the PGA Tour since he finished fifth at the John Deere Classic in July 2010. Shot of the week: This was the highlight of an otherwise forgettable third round for Scott in Florida. The world number 11 recovers from a fairway bunker to birdie the par-four seventh. Watch it below. Tweet of the week: @Nitties23 – “Description of my round today- Rubber glove no lube… #dallasbound” What lies ahead: The PGA Tour, and several Australians, head to Palm Harbor, Florida, for the US$5.5m Transitions Championship. Senden, Day, Stuart Appleby, Geoff Ogilvy, Robert Allenby, Greg Chalmers, Nick O&aposHern and Marc Leishman are in the field to challenge defending champion Gary Woodland. The European Tour resumes with the Open de Andalucia in Spain, where the likes of Marcus Fraser, Andrew Dodt, Matthew Zions and Brett Rumford are among the competitors. The LPGA Tour also resumes as Karrie Webb, Katherine Hull, Sarah Kemp and Lindsey Wright prepare to challenge for the RR Donnelley Founders Cup in Phoenix, Arizona. From the Couch: Coverage of the opening round of the Transitions Championship begins at 6.00am Friday on Fox Sports 2. The Founders Cup is on Fox Sports 2 from 9.30am Friday.