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Senden to replace Day as Aussie winner of Byron Nelson

| 26.05.2011

Jason Day claimed victory at the Byron Nelson Championship last year and another Australian can take the PGA Tour title 12 months on as John Senden looks a great bet to be rewarded for a consistent run of results.

Senden has finished in the top 25 in seven of his last nine starts and produced his best result of the season last week at the Players Championship when sharing eighth spot.

He has also proved in the past that he has an eye for the TPC Four Seasons course when finishing seventh in 2009 and 33/1 in the PGA Tour odds certainly represents solid value for a player in form.

Driving accuracy is a prerequisite at the Texas venue, as across the whole of the PGA Tour last season, the fairways of the Byron Nelson Championship were considered the second most difficult to hit.

This should also prove no trouble for Senden, as he lies seventh in the PGA Tour statistics in terms of total driving, while he also ranks highly for ball striking.

If the wind picks up at TPC Four Seasons, even more of a premium will be placed on driving accuracy and this could play into the hands of Brian Gay.

Gay currently leads the PGA Tour statistics in finding the fairways and finished second in the Byron Nelson Championship last year when shooting a 63 in his closing round.

He will also be keen to make amends for last week, when he only finished in a share of 31st in the Players Championship at Colonial, which was another course which should have played to his strengths.

Gay is 25/1 in the golf odds to win the Byron Nelson Championship, with Day one of three co-favourites at 14/1 to successfully defend his title.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.