Unfortunate news has struck the PGA Tour this past weekend after John Senden announced that his 13-year-old son was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The Aussie withdrew prior to the start of the Zurich Classic and is understandably stepping away from the game indefinitely to be with his family.
“Our son is undertaking the biggest challenge of his life thus far,” Senden said in a statement released by the Tour. “As a family, we appreciate the support and kindness that everyone has offered us at this difficult time.
“Together, we will stand strong to tackle this disease and look forward to the day when Jacob is cancer free. We are grateful for the outpouring of love we have experienced and ask that you keep Jacob in your prayers and hearts.”
Some folks took to Twitter to show express support.
Standing with John Senden and his family and friends through this tough time. Jacob is a fighter. He’s got this. pic.twitter.com/Lt1rtuhBW5
— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) April 29, 2017
Thinking about @JohnSendenGolf and his family…
— John Maginnes (@johnmaginnes) April 30, 2017
Saddened to hear of @johnsendengolf‘s family being invaded by cancer. That experience still so fresh in my mind and will remain forever.
— Stewart Cink (@stewartcink) April 30, 2017
We wish the Senden family all of the best during this trying time.
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