TAYLORMADE staff player John Senden captured the second PGA Tour title of his career following Valspar Championship glory at a brutal Innisbrook Resort.
The 42-year-old Australian, who becomes the oldest PGA Tour champion of the 2014 season by five years, carded a final-round 70 to claim a narrow one-shot victory on 7-under.
Senden chipped in for birdie from 70-feet on the 16th hole, one of only two birdies in the final round at the toughest hole on the course, and then followed that with a 20-foot birdie putt at 17 to seal the win.
A second career PGA Tour title, some seven and half years after his first at the 2006 John Deere Classic, ensures a place at Augusta next month.
"I didn't turn my phone on because I know there's going to be 4,000 messages," he said. "It feels good to do it again after seven years. Lot of good things to come."
In the same week that saw the first-ever 14-degree driver available at retail, Senden further validated the need to loft up for longer, straighter drives, playing his TaylorMade SLDR 430 driver lofted up to 12-degree to attack the narrow fairways in breezy conditions.
TaylorMade was the No. 1 driver, fairway, hybrid and iron brand played at the event.
What's in Senden’s bag
Driver: TaylorMade SLDR 430 (12-degree; Aldila Rogue 70 Tour X)
Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Tour (14.5-degree; Aldila RIP Phenom 70X)
Irons: TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB (2011 model, 3-PW; Nippon Pro Modus 3)
Wedges: Cleveland 588 (54- and 58-degree)
Putter: TaylorMade Ghost Tour Monte Carlo
Ball: Titleist Pro V1