Shot of the day: John Senden's chip-in birdie at No. 16

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John Senden took the lead outright Sunday with a 60-foot chip-in birdie on the 16th hole.
By Mark Aumann
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, March 16, 2014 | 7:05 p.m.

The 475-yard, par-4 No. 16 at Innisbrook's Copperhead Course is named "Moccasin" -- and it had a nasty bite all weekend, scoring as the hardest hole on the course.

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So when John Senden's second shot Sunday landed short of the green and in the rough, some 22 yards from hole, just getting up and down from that spot would have been a very good feat.

Except Senden went one step further.

 

 

That chip-in birdie gave the 42-year-old Australian the outright lead, and with a clutch birdie putt on the following hole, Senden had enough of a cushion to hold off a furious rally by Kevin Na to win the Valspar Championship and snap an eight-year winless drought. The victory also earns Senden an invitation to the Masters.

Certainly the shot of the day.