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Senden rallies late to win at Innisbrook
John Senden's late birdies give him victory at Innisbrook, tee time at Augusta National
By DOUG FERGUSON
Associated Press
2014-03-17 06:42 AM

PALM HARBOR, Florida (AP) -- John Senden made two big birdies on a wild and windy Sunday at Innisbrook for a 1-under 70 to win the Valspar Championship.

The one-shot victory was Senden's first in more than seven years and sends the 42-year-old Australian to the Masters next month.

Senden was tied for the lead when he chipped in from 70 feet on the 16th hole, and then followed that with a 20-foot birdie putt on the 17th. Equally important was a difficult putt from 40 feet that he hit to tap-in range for par on the 18th.

Kevin Na missed his birdie putt from about the same spot and shot 72 to finish one shot behind. Scott Langley, tied for the lead late in his round, had a 70 to finish third.

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