Home: Florida, Brisbane
Turned pro: 1997
Five key recent results:
Champion 2016 Queen’s Cup (Asian Tour)
Champion 2016 True Thailand Classic (European Tour)
15th 2016 European PGA Championship
8th 2016 Dubai Desert Classic (European Tour)
Champion 2015 Macau Open (Asian Tour)
Hend, who’ll turn 43 during the Olympics, has been one of the great travellers in Australian professional ranks. But more, he’s been a prolific winner through a stellar career with 14 pro victories in nine countries on the Australasian, Asian and European tours.
Now based in Florida, Hend remains one of the world’s longest hitters and, in 2005, during his second of two seasons on the US PGA Tour, became the first foreign-born player to be ranked No.1 in driving distance.
The Queenslander, born in Townsville, has made a great habit of winning in the past couple of seasons, particularly in Asia where he was seven times since 2013, including twice already this season en route to his highest career world ranking.