|Full name||Brooke Mackenzie Henderson|
|Born||10 September 1997|
Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Residence||Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in LPGA major championships|
|ANA Inspiration||T10: 2016|
|Women's PGA C'ship||Won: 2016|
|U.S. Women's Open||T5: 2015|
|Women's British Open||T11: 2018|
|Evian Championship||T9: 2016|
Henderson was named the Canadian Press female athlete of the year for 2015 and 2017. 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. With seven LPGA wins as of August 2018, Henderson is second only to Sandra Post (8 wins) among Canadians with LPGA victories.
- 1 Early years, family and education
- 2 Development and sponsorships
- 3 Professional career
- 4 Amateur wins
- 5 Professional wins (12)
- 6 Major championships
- 7 LPGA Tour career summary
- 8 World ranking
- 9 Team appearances
- 10 Awards
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Early years, family and education
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 and finished tied for 10th place in the U.S. Women's Open at age 16. She won numerous amateur tournaments 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.
Development and sponsorships
During 2015 to 2016, Henderson was signed to several corporate sponsorships:
- IMG to manage her professional affairs
- Royal Bank of Canada for banking and financial services
- Sunice Golf for golf apparel and outerwear
- Ping Golf for golf clubs, bag, hats and visors over multiple years
- Titleist for golf balls (following her first LPGA Tour victory in August 2015)
- Skechers Performance™ for Go Golf footwear
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. Henderson finished third, one stroke behind Lydia Ko, the playoff winner, and runner-up Morgan Pressel.
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. She earned a Symetra Tour card after winning her first event as a professional, the Four Winds Invitational in Indiana in June 2015. 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. Henderson was only the second Monday qualifier to win on tour, and the first since Laurel Kean in 2000. She was also the first Canadian to win on the LPGA Tour since Lorie Kane in 2001, and was granted immediate LPGA Tour membership.
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. 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.
- 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)
Professional wins (12)
LPGA Tour wins (7)
|Major championships (1)|
|Other LPGA Tour (6)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin
|1||16 Aug 2015||Cambia Portland Classic||66-67-65-69=267||−21||8 strokes|| Jang Ha-na, Candie Kung|
|2||12 Jun 2016||KPMG Women's PGA Championship||67-73-73-65=278||−6||Playoff||Lydia Ko|
|3||3 Jul 2016||Cambia Portland Classic (2)||65-68-70-71=274||−14||4 strokes||Stacy Lewis|
|4||18 Jun 2017||Meijer LPGA Classic||63-67-67-66=263||−17||2 strokes||Lexi Thompson, Michelle Wie|
|5||2 Oct 2017||McKayson New Zealand Women's Open||65-70-67-69=271||−17||5 strokes||Jing Yan|
|6||14 Apr 2018||Lotte Championship||68-66-73-69=276||−12||4 strokes||Azahara Muñoz|
|7||26 Aug 2018||CP Women's Open||66-66-70-65=267||−21||4 strokes||Angel Yin|
LPGA Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||2016||KPMG Women's PGA Championship||Lydia Ko||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
Symetra Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin of
|1||21 Jun 2015||Four Winds Invitational||72-65-69=206||−10||3 strokes|| Dottie Ardina|
Other wins (4)
- 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)
|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||Lydia Ko|
1 Defeated Ko in a sudden-death playoff: Henderson (3) and Ko (4).
Results not in chronological order before 2018.
|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
|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|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 18 (2013 U.S. Open – 2018 ANA)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (twice)
LPGA Tour career summary
- Official as of 11 November 2018
Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.
1 As of 12 November 2018
- Espirito Santo Trophy (representing Canada): 2012, 2014
- 2015 Ontario Athlete of the Year (Syl Apps Athlete of the Year Award)
- 2015 Canadian Press Female Athlete of the Year (Bobbie Rosenfeld Award)
- 2017 Ottawa Person of the Year by The Athletic
- 2017 Canadian Press Female Athlete of the Year (Bobbie Rosenfeld Award)
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- "Golfer Brooke Henderson wins Rosenfeld Award as Canadian Press female athlete of the year". CTV News. 27 December 2017. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
- Rogers, Amy (12 June 2016). "Patience pays off for Brooke Henderson: Captures first major title". LPGA. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
- Robinson, Peter (26 August 2018). "National title drives Brooke Henderson into Canadian golf lore: Analysis". CBC Sports. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
- "17-year-old golf star Brooke Henderson turns pro". Yahoo Sports. 18 December 2014.
- "Biography: Brooke Henderson". Golf Canada. 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
- "Brooke Mackenzie Henderson profile". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
- "Canadian teen phenom Brooke Henderson turns pro". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- Bethel, Elizabeth (19 December 2014). "Canadian Brooke Henderson Denied Age Waiver by LPGA". Fansided. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
- "Team RBC". Royal Bank of Canada. 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
- "Sunice outfits Brooke Henderson and family". Canadian Sporting Goods Association. 24 April 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
- "Brooke wins big: What's in her bag?". Ping. 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
- "Ping extends Henderson's contract". Golf Channel. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
- "Record-Setting Performance Earns Brooke Henderson First LPGA Tour Victory". Titleist. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
- "Skechers Performance™ Signs LPGA Rising Star Brooke Henderson". Business Wire. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
- Weeks, Bob (14 February 2017). "Henderson signs flurry of new deals". TSN, Golf. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
- "Henderson celebrates Valentine's Day with new sponsorships". LPGA. 14 February 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
- "Brooke Inc: Smiths Falls golfer Brooke Henderson a star with corporate sponsors, too". Ottawa Sun. 3 June 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
- "Brooke Henderson: Canadian teen breaks Swinging Skirts record". BBC Sport. 25 April 2015.
- Ferguson, Doug (27 April 2015). "Lydia Ko defends her title at Lake Merced". Washington Post. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
- "Brooke Henderson wins Symetra Tour's Four Winds Invitational". The Globe and Mail. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
- "Brooke Henderson, almost 18, wins LPGA Tour Portland Classic". ESPN. Associated Press. 16 August 2015.
- "2015 Canadian Pacific Women's Open, Tournament Preview". LPGA. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
- "Statement on Brooke Henderson being granted LPGA Tour membership". LPGA. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
- "Brooke Henderson wins women's PGA Championship in sudden-death playoff". CBC Sports. Associated Press. 12 June 2016.
- Hutchinson, Ian (3 July 2016). "Threes Right Now For Brooke Henderson". Golf News Now. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
- "Brooke Henderson". Canadian Olympic Team. 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
- Mason, Gary (20 August 2016). "Canada's Brooke Henderson closes strong in final round but finishes off podium". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
- "Canadian star claims McKayson New Zealand Women's Open". McKayson New Zealand Women's Open. 2 October 2017. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
- "Brooke Henderson wins Lotte Championship for 6th LPGA Tour win". Sportsnet. Associated Press. 14 April 2018. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
- "Brooke Henderson 1st Canadian woman in 45 years to win national golf title". CBC Sports. The Canadian Press. 26 August 2018. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
- "Brooke Henderson statistics and results". LPGA. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". 29 December 2014.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". 28 December 2015.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". 26 December 2016.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". 25 December 2017.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". 12 November 2018.
- "Brooke Henderson wins Syl Apps Ontario Athlete of the Year Award". Golf Association of Ontario. 22 April 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
- James Gordon (18 December 2017). "Brooke Henderson: Elite in every sense of the word". The Athletic. Retrieved 25 December 2017.