The Dane has been struggling since he was beaten in a play-off at the Barclays Kenya Open in April, coincidentally by the other player in tied second in Kazakhstan, Seve Benson.He has missed seven cuts and his best finish has been a tied 18th place finish at the Rolex Trophy but a superb start to the Challenge Tour’s ‘Major’ in Kazakhstan may signal an upturn in fortunes and Jensen explains that it is all down to a change in his putting grip after some tips from compatriot Mark Haastrup.
“It feels great to start a week with a 65 to be honest,” said the 28 year old. “It’s very welcome to have no bogeys also and I think I have my short game and putting to thank for that.“The last couple of months I’ve been changing around with different putters, a belly-putter and now a short putter and yesterday Mark showed me a certain grip that he has. He is a very good putter so yesterday I copied his grip and went out today and they all dropped!
“That was such a relief and it was so fun to play golf properly again, I just really enjoyed it. It was a fun day out there.
“It was a big risk, definitely, but I was in a position where I had nothing to lose because last week I played some good golf but they just didn’t drop and I finished way back.“I thought, ‘what can I lose?’ I’m still hunting that top 20 spot and I'm in 36th place so I have nothing to lose. I'm not in a position where I can back off and relax. If I was top three I could do that now but I need to go out there and hunt the results.”