Hend turned professional in 1997 and joined the PGA Tour of Australasia. He has since played on most of the major golf tours around the world. He has won three times in Australia, and was the inaugural winner of the Von Nida Tour Order of Merit in 2003. He has also won on the Canadian Tour, at the 2002 Victoria Open.
Hend played on the United States-based PGA Tour in 2004 and 2005, having gained his card at qualifying school for both seasons. In 2005, he was the first foreign player to win the ‘Long Drive’ statistic on the PGA Tour. Since 2007 he has played on the Asian Tour, winning for the first time in 2008 at the Indonesia President Invitational. He finished fourth on the Order of Merit in both 2007 and 2009, and in 2007 was named Rookie of the Year.
In June 2016, Hend won the Queen’s Cup in Thailand by one stroke, for his ninth victory on the Asian Tour. This moved him up into a tie for third place on the all-time winners list, behind only Thaworn Wiratchant and Thongchai Jaidee. He went on to win the 2016 Asian Tour Order of Merit.
Hend won his third European Tour title in March 2019 at the Maybank Championship. This was also his tenth victory on the Asian Tour, in a co-sanctioned event. He won the event in a dramatic playoff with Nacho Elvira, making a birdie at the first extra hole.