American Express – John Senden Blows Up on Thursday
John Senden ought to have identified that Thursday was not going to be his day on the American Express. It began on the primary gap, and it acquired a lot, a lot worse because the veteran acquired to the fifth gap.
Again to the primary, the place Senden, enjoying with Abraham Ancer and Scottie Scheffler, matched his enjoying companions early on. As Ancer and Scheffler caught their pictures close to the cup, so did Senden, who nestled his method on the par 4 about 5 ft from the cup. It appeared like he was on his approach to a gap birdie.
As an alternative, Senden missed the putt and settled for par. It was a chance missed for positive.
On the second gap, Senden had 12 ft for birdie. However once more, he missed. On the third, it was a 16-foot birdie alternative that additionally missed. Nonetheless, he was even par by way of three holes.
On the par-Three fourth gap, Senden’s tee shot landed on the inexperienced, however he was greater than 40 ft from the opening. He lagged to about 4 ft and made his par.
Then got here the par-5 fifth gap, which signaled the top of Senden’s day. And possibly his week.
His tee shot on the par 5 landed within the water. After taking a penalty, he hit his third shot into the drink as properly.
For his fifth shot, Senden performed again into the golf green however nonetheless had 172 yards to the opening. His shot in some way got here up 60 yards wanting the inexperienced, the place he was in six.
His seventh shot acquired him onto the inexperienced, however he was nonetheless greater than 40 ft from the cup. His lag putt acquired him to about six ft from the cup. He was capable of convert that putt and to keep away from making a 10 on a single gap.
Senden would go on to par the final 4 holes of his entrance 9. That’s eight pars and a quadruple bogey, which added as much as a 4-over par 40.
The again 9 was a unique story, as Senden bogeyed the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th holes. He stopped the bleeding with pars on the 14th and 15th holes.
Then, Senden recorded a birdie on the 16th gap, his first birdie of the day. However he adopted that with a double bogey on the 17th. He would par the 18th for a 9-over par 81. He’s presently in final place.
All the bother began with one dangerous gap on the entrance aspect for Senden. However Thursday simply wasn’t his day.
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