Date: April 03, 2012
Author: James Willoughby, Sportal

Aussies Abroad Weekly Wrap: Senden’s top five

Star of the show: John Senden&aposs tie for 18th at the Shell Houston Open was not remarkable on the surface, but a closer look reveals the Queenslander has now posted five top-25 finishes on the US PGA Tour from just seven events in 2012. A seven-under 65 on Friday highlighted Senden&aposs performance in Houston, and if not for a last day slip-up, he could have found himself inside the top 10. Breakout of the week: Richard Green responded from poor showings at the Trophee Hassan II and Omega Dubai Desert Classic by finishing in a tie for 11th at the Sicilian Open in Italy. Green fired three sub-par rounds and was made to rue a second-day 74 at the end of the tournament. The 41-year-old has finished in the top 50 at just one other European Tour event this season, and will no doubt be buoyed by his performance at the Verdura Golf and Spa Resort. Shot of the week: Mathew Goggin finished in a tie for 36th in Houston, but produced this beauty in the third round. Goggin&aposs 71-yard approach shot dropped in for an eagle on the par-five 13th hole. Tweet of the week: @geoffogilvy Downhill putts, side hill lies or draws of the tee? #augustanational Ogilvy&aposs excitement for the upcoming US Masters event is obvious, with the Aussie posting several messages ahead of the first major of the men&aposs season. He even posted a blog about the mystique of Augusta and the unique challenge the historic course presents. What lies ahead: Jason Day and Adam Scott will look to go one better in 2012 at the US Masters. The pair finished in a tie for second, two shots behind overall winner Charl Schwartzel of South Africa, and starred throughout the prestigious tournament. They will be joined by four compatriots, with Aaron Baddeley, Ogilvy, Senden and 21-year-old Bryden Macpherson also to play in Georgia. Macpherson booked his spot in the event after winning the 2011 Amateur Championship. From the Couch: Coverage of the US Masters begins at 5am on Friday on ONE HD. The action tees off at the same time on Saturday, while Sunday&aposs coverage begins at 5.30am. A 4am start is in store for golf fans on what is sure to be an action-packed final round. If that is too early, you can catch extended highlights on Fox Sports from Friday through to Monday.