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, originally from Townsville, who turned pro in 1997 has made a great habit of winning in the past couple of seasons, particularly in Asia where he has won seven times since 2013, including twice already this season en route to his highest career world ranking.
Hend was ranked 37th on the Olympic golf rankings when selections where finalised, one place ahead of teammate Marcus Fraser.
Celebrated the birth of twin babies in December 2006 and named them Aston and McLaren. According to Scott, it was pure coincidence that they were named after fast cars.
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Townsville, QLD, Australia
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
- Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut
- 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)
- Champion 2016 Thailand Classic
- Champion 2014 Hong Kong Open
- Third 2004 Bell South Classic, USA
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