Brooke Henderson

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Brooke Henderson
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Personal information
Full nameBrooke Mackenzie Henderson
Born (1997-09-10) 10 September 1997 (age 21)
Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Nationality Canada
ResidenceSmiths Falls, Ontario, Canada
Career
Turned professional2014
Current tour(s)LPGA Tour
Professional wins12
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour7
Symetra Tour1
Other4
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
ANA InspirationT10: 2016
Women's PGA C'shipWon: 2016
U.S. Women's OpenT5: 2015
Women's British OpenT11: 2018
Evian ChampionshipT9: 2016

Brooke Mackenzie Henderson (born 10 September 1997) is a Canadian professional golfer on the LPGA Tour.

Henderson was named the Canadian Press female athlete of the year for 2015 and 2017.[1][2] She won her first major at age 18 in 2016 at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, becoming the event's youngest winner and moving her to second in the world rankings.[3] With seven LPGA wins as of August 2018, Henderson is second only to Sandra Post (8 wins) among Canadians with LPGA victories.[4]

Early years, family and education[edit]

Born and raised in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Henderson learned golf from an early age at the Smiths Falls Golf and Country Club. Her parents are both experienced players, while her uncle Tom Henderson competed frequently for many years at the top amateur level in the Ottawa area. Brooke's older sister Brittany Henderson, seven years older, was also a top junior and college golfer. Brooke graduated from Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute in June 2014.

She won the Canadian Women's Amateur in 2013, and finished runner-up at the 2014 U.S. Women's Amateur. While still an amateur, she won three events on the CN Canadian Women's Tour[5] and finished tied for 10th place in the U.S. Women's Open at age 16. She won numerous amateur tournaments[6] and was the top-ranked female amateur golfer in the world before turning professional in December 2014, passing up the chance to play college scholarship golf.[7][8]

Development and sponsorships[edit]

Since 2012, Henderson has been in training with Golf Canada's amateur and young professional development programs called "Team Canada".[6]

During 2015 to 2016, Henderson was signed to several corporate sponsorships:

In February 2017, Henderson signed other sponsorship deals with Canadian Pacific, MasterCard, Rolex, BMW, BioSteel, and Golf Town.[16][17][18]

Professional career[edit]

2015[edit]

Henderson set a tournament record with her 36-hole score at the LPGA Tour's Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in April 2015, at the Lake Merced Golf Club, just south of San Francisco. Her second round 65 (−7) gave her 135 (−9), breaking the record set by Stacy Lewis in 2014 by three shots.[19] Henderson finished third, one stroke behind Lydia Ko, the playoff winner, and runner-up Morgan Pressel.[20]

At age 17, Henderson had to play her way into LPGA Tour events through Monday qualifiers, and to rely on sponsor exemptions, after her request for an age waiver to compete at the LPGA Tour Q School in late 2014 was denied.[9] She earned a Symetra Tour card after winning her first event as a professional, the Four Winds Invitational in Indiana in June 2015.[21] With a final round 66 (−4), Henderson tied for fifth at the U.S. Women's Open in July.

After Monday-qualifying for the Cambia Portland Classic in Oregon in August, Henderson won the event by eight shots, the largest victory margin on tour since 2012, and became the tour's third-youngest winner.[22] Henderson was only the second Monday qualifier to win on tour,[22] and the first since Laurel Kean in 2000.[23] She was also the first Canadian to win on the LPGA Tour since Lorie Kane in 2001,[22][23] and was granted immediate LPGA Tour membership.[24]

2016[edit]

In June 2016, Henderson won her first major championship, at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club near Seattle. Her final round 65 (−6) propelled her into a tie with top-ranked Lydia Ko, followed by a playoff which Henderson won with a birdie on the first hole.[3][25] She became the youngest to win that major, the second-youngest in any women's major, and the first Canadian to win a major in 48 years. It was Henderson's second tour win, both in the Pacific Northwest, and her first as a tour member; it moved her from fourth to second in the world rankings.

With her win as defending champion at the Cambia Portland Classic in June 2016, Henderson joined Sandra Post and Lorie Kane as the only Canadians to win multiple LPGA events in the same season.[26]

Henderson was a member of the Canadian Olympic Team for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the women's Olympic golf tournament, placing seventh.[27][28]

2017[edit]

Henderson's win on 2 October 2017 at the McKayson New Zealand Women's Open was her first LPGA championship outside North America.[29]

2018[edit]

On 14 April, Henderson won the Lotte Championship – her sixth victory on the LPGA Tour – finishing at −12 to win by four strokes over Azahara Muñoz.[30]

On 26 August, Henderson became the first Canadian in 45 years – after Jocelyne Bourassa in 1973 – to win the Canadian Women's Open at the Wascana Country Club in Regina, Saskatchewan.[4][31]

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 2010 CN du Quebec
  • 2011 CN Future Links Ontario, Ontario Junior Girls Championship, Optimist Junior 13-14, Genesis Junior
  • 2012 Ravenwood Junior Girls Championship, Ontario Junior Girls Championship, Canadian Junior Girls Championship
  • 2013 South American Amateur, CN Future Links Pacific Championship, Canadian Women's Amateur
  • 2014 Junior Orange Bowl International, South Atlantic Ladies' Amateur Championship (SALLY Tournament), Scott Robertson Memorial, Porter Cup, Ontario Women's Amateur, Espirito Santo Trophy (individual winner)

Source:[6][7]

Professional wins (12)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (7)[edit]

Legend
Major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (6)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
1 16 Aug 2015 Cambia Portland Classic 66-67-65-69=267 −21 8 strokes South Korea Jang Ha-na, United States Candie Kung
Thailand Pornanong Phatlum
2 12 Jun 2016 KPMG Women's PGA Championship 67-73-73-65=278 −6 Playoff New Zealand Lydia Ko
3 3 Jul 2016 Cambia Portland Classic (2) 65-68-70-71=274 −14 4 strokes United States Stacy Lewis
4 18 Jun 2017 Meijer LPGA Classic 63-67-67-66=263 −17 2 strokes United States Lexi Thompson, United States Michelle Wie
5 2 Oct 2017 McKayson New Zealand Women's Open 65-70-67-69=271 −17 5 strokes China Jing Yan
6 14 Apr 2018 Lotte Championship 68-66-73-69=276 −12 4 strokes Spain Azahara Muñoz
7 26 Aug 2018 CP Women's Open 66-66-70-65=267 −21 4 strokes United States Angel Yin

LPGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2016 KPMG Women's PGA Championship New Zealand Lydia Ko Won with birdie on first extra hole

Symetra Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 21 Jun 2015 Four Winds Invitational 72-65-69=206 −10 3 strokes Philippines Dottie Ardina
United States Selanee Henderson
Italy Giulia Molinaro

Other wins (4)[edit]

  • 2012 Beloeil Golf Club event (CN Canadian Women's Tour, as an amateur)
  • 2014 Legends on the Niagara event, PGA Women's Championship of Canada (both CN Canadian Women's Tour, as an amateur)
  • 2015 Suncoast Series Tour (Winter Garden, Florida)

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
2016 KPMG Women's PGA Championship 2 shot deficit −6 (67-73-73-65=278) Playoff1 New Zealand Lydia Ko

1 Defeated Ko in a sudden-death playoff: Henderson (3) and Ko (4).

Results timeline[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2018.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ANA Inspiration DNP T26LA DNP T10 T14 T48
U.S. Women's Open T59 T10 T5 64 T13 WD
Women's PGA Championship DNP DNP T5 1 2 T6
Women's British Open DNP DNP T61 T50 T49 T11
The Evian Championship DNP DNP T25 T9 T58 T10

LA = Low amateur
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
T = tied
Green background for win. Yellow background for top-10

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 4
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 1 2 3 6 5
Women's PGA Championship 1 1 0 3 4 4 4 4
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 4
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 2 3 4 4
Totals 1 1 0 4 9 13 22 21
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 18 (2013 U.S. Open – 2018 ANA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (twice)

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Birdies
(rank)
Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2012 1 0 0 0 0 0 n/a Cut n/a n/a 76.50 n/a
2013 3 2 0 0 0 0 n/a T35 n/a n/a 72.50 n/a
2014 4 4 0 0 0 1 n/a T10 n/a n/a 71.13 n/a
2015 15 13 1 0 1 4 52
(154)
1 100,294 90 70.38 n/a
2016 31 30 2 1 2 15 456
(2)
1 1,724,420 3 70.37 11
2017 30 28 2 1 0 8 403
(2)
1 1,504,869 6 69.88 10
2018 27 23 2 1 1 10 393
(4)
1 1,428,539 4 70.00 4
  • Official as of 11 November 2018[32]

World ranking[edit]

Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.

Year World
ranking
Source
2014 221 [33]
2015 17 [34]
2016 8 [35]
2017 14 [36]
2018 9 1 [37]

1 As of 12 November 2018

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Golfer Brooke Henderson wins Rosenfeld Award as Canadian Press female athlete of the year". CTV News. 27 December 2017. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
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  23. ^ a b "2015 Canadian Pacific Women's Open, Tournament Preview". LPGA. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
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  29. ^ "Canadian star claims McKayson New Zealand Women's Open". McKayson New Zealand Women's Open. 2 October 2017. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
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