Date: February 28, 2012
Author: Iain Strachan, Sportal

Aussies Abroad Weekly Wrap: Senden Fires

Star of the show: John Senden upstaged fellow Aussie Jason Day, hammering the world number seven 6 and 5 in the second round of the WGC Match Play Championship at Dove Mountain. Senden had earlier dispatched England&aposs Simon Dyson 4 and 3, before coming unstuck against South Korean newcomer Sang-Moon Bae, who won 1 up in the third round. Breakout of the week: Andrew Tschudin, a past winner on the Hooters Tour and Korean Tour, recorded his first Australian PGA Tour victory at the Queensland PGA Championship, reaching 11-under overall to beat Aussie countrymen Andrew Martin and Brody Ninyette by one shot at the City Golf Club, Toowoomba. An honourable mention goes to Robert Allenby, who recorded his best finish since The Players Championship in September 2010, claiming second behind John Huh at the US PGA Tour&aposs Mayakoba Golf Classic. Allenby, who cost himself outright victory with a double bogey at the 18th, lost to Huh on the eighth playoff hole, the joint second longest sudden-death decider in PGA Tour history. Shot of the week:. Allenby&aposs improbable 70-foot putt on the par-four 14th gave him a second successive birdie and the eighth for his final round at Mayakoba. Watch the video: Tweet of the week: @aronpricePGA – “Using the wife&aposs car this weekend and it&aposs a manual. Sure makes it hard to pick your nose and drive.” What lies ahead: The PGA Tour heads to Palm Beach, Florida, for the US$5.7m Honda Classic. South African Rory Sabbatini is the defending champion at the PGA National Champion Course. Australians Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Greg Chalmers, Jarrod Lyle, Marc Leishman, Mathew Goggin, Nick O&aposHern and Rod Pampling are all scheduled to take part, while Gavin Coles is named as an alternative. The European Tour is on a brief hiatus until the Open de Andalucia in Spain, starting March 15. The next LPGA event of the season, the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, takes place over the same weekend. From the Couch: Coverage of the opening round from the Honda Classic begins 7am Friday on Fox Sports 3.