|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|
|Achievements and awards|
|(For a full list of awards, see here)|
Henderson was named the Canadian Press female athlete of the year for 2015, 2017 and 2018. She won her first major at age 18 in 2016 at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, becoming the event's youngest winner. With nine LPGA wins as of June 2019, Henderson has the most victories of any professional golfer on major tours in Canadian history.
In November 2019, she was named the winner of the 2019 Founders Award by a vote of fellow golfers on the LPGA Tour as someone "whose behaviour and deeds best exemplify the spirit, ideals, and values of the LPGA."
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 sister Brittany Henderson, older by seven years, 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
In February 2017, Henderson signed other sponsorship deals with Canadian Pacific, MasterCard, Rolex, BMW, BioSteel, and Golf Town. As of 2017, Henderson became a resident touring professional at Miromar Lakes Beach and Golf Club, Miromar Lakes, Florida.
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.
By finishing second (to Ariya Jutanugarn) in the 2018 season-ending Race to the CME Globe, Henderson was awarded $150,000 from the bonus pool purse. In December she was awarded the (Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as The Canadian Press Female Athlete of the Year for the third time.
On 20 April 2019, Henderson defended her title at the Lotte Championship in Hawaii. This marked her eighth victory on the LPGA Tour, tying Sandra Post, Mike Weir and George Knudson for the most victories by a Canadian golfer on the LPGA or PGA Tours.
On 16 June 2019, Henderson won the Meijer LPGA Classic in Michigan for the second time – the third LPGA event where she has multiple victories. This was her ninth victory on the LPGA, giving her the most victories on major tours of any professional golfer in Canadian history.
- 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 (14)
LPGA Tour wins (9)
|Major championships (1)|
|Other LPGA Tour (8)|
|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|
|8||20 Apr 2019||Lotte Championship (2)||65-68-69-70=272||−16||4 strokes||Ji Eun-hee|
|9||16 Jun 2019||Meijer LPGA Classic (2)||64-64-69-70=267||−21||1 stroke|| Brittany Altomare, Nasa Hataoka,|
Su-Hyun Oh, Lexi Thompson
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 2019.
|U.S. Women's Open||T59||T10||T5||64||T13||WD||T39|
|Women's PGA Championship||T5||1||2||T6||T30|
|The Evian Championship||T25||T9||T58||T10||T17|
|Women's British Open||T61||T50||T49||T11||T41|
LA = Low amateur
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
T = tied
|U.S. Women's Open||0||0||0||1||2||3||7||6|
|Women's PGA Championship||1||1||0||3||4||4||5||5|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||0||0||2||4||5||5|
|Women's British Open||0||0||0||0||0||1||5||5|
- 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 3 August 2020
Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.
^ As of 3 August 2020
- 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)
- 2018 Canadian Press Female Athlete of the Year (Bobbie Rosenfeld Award)
- 2019 ESPY Award, Best Female Golfer
- 2019 LPGA Founders Award
- 2019 Canada's Sports Hall of Fame People's Choice Award
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