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Brooke Henderson
Henderson at the 2018 Canadian Open
Personal information
Full name Brooke Mackenzie Henderson
Born (1997-09-10) 10 September 1997 (age 26)
Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Nationality  Canada
Residence Naples, Florida, U.S.
Career
Turned professional 2014
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour
Professional wins 20
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 13
Futures Tour 1
Other 6
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
(Wins: 2)
Kraft Nabisco C'ship T2: 2020
LPGA Championship Won: 2016
U.S. Women's Open T5: 2015
Women's British Open T7: 2022
The Evian Championship Won: 2022
Achievements and awards

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, 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 13 LPGA wins as of January 2023, Henderson has the most victories of any Canadian golfer on major professional tours. She won her second career major title at the 2022 Evian Championship.

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

Henderson was raised in Smiths Falls, Ontario and initially learned golf at the Rideau Lakes Golf and Country Club. Her parents are Dave and Darlene. Henderson's sister, Brittany – older by seven years and a former professional player – was a role model for Henderson to play golf competitively. Henderson attended the Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute through 2014.

Henderson 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 golf at the University of Florida.

Throughout her professional career, Henderson's father has been her coach and her sister has been her caddy.

Development and sponsorships

Henderson has signed 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
  • To begin the 2023 season, Henderson signed a multiyear sponsorship with TaylorMade
  • Skechers Performance for Go Golf footwear

Henderson has 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.

Professional career

2015

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. She 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. She was only the second Monday qualifier to win on tour, and the first since Laurel Kean in 2000. Henderson was also the first Canadian to win on the LPGA Tour since Lorie Kane in 2001, and was granted immediate LPGA Tour membership.

2016

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. At age 18, she became the youngest to win that major, the second-youngest in any women's major, and the first Canadian woman 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.

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.

2017

In June 2017, Henderson won the Meijer LPGA Classic. Her win on 2 October 2017 at the McKayson New Zealand Women's Open was her first LPGA championship outside North America.

2018

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.

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.

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. She was awarded the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award in December 2018 as The Canadian Press Female Athlete of the Year for the third time.

2019

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.

2021

Henderson won the Hugel-Air Premia LA Open on 24 April 2021 for her tenth LPGA Tour victory.

2022

2022 KPMG Women's PGA Championship - Brooke Henderson (52177433587)
Brooke Henderson at the 2022 Women's PGA Championship

Henderson increased her LPGA victory total to 11 with her win at the ShopRite LPGA Classic in a playoff over Lindsey Weaver-Wright on 12 June 2022.

Henderson won her second career major at the 2022 Evian Championship, in which she was the first player in LPGA history to begin a major with two rounds of 64 or lower.

On 12 November, the day after shooting a first round, one-over-par 71 at the Pelican Women's Championship, she wrote in a statement that she had to withdraw, "due to an injury in my upper back, it was recommended that I rest as much as possible coming into the week. While I plan to address any medical concerns and recover fully in the off season, I am trying to do everything I can to compete this week. I appreciate all of the support."

2023

On 22 January, Henderson won the 2023 Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando, completing all four rounds in the lead, and achieving her 13th victory on the LPGA Tour.

In July, Henderson finished second to Céline Boutier at the 2023 Evian Championship, the season's fourth major tournament.

Amateur wins

  • 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:

Professional wins (20)

LPGA Tour wins (13)

Legend
Major championships (2)
Other LPGA Tour (11)
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
8 20 Apr 2019 Lotte Championship (2) 65-68-69-70=272 −16 4 strokes South Korea Ji Eun-hee
9 16 Jun 2019 Meijer LPGA Classic (2) 64-64-69-70=267 −21 1 stroke United States Brittany Altomare, Japan Nasa Hataoka,
Australia Su-Hyun Oh, United States Lexi Thompson
10 24 Apr 2021 Hugel-Air Premia LA Open 69-65-67-67=268 −16 1 stroke United States Jessica Korda
11 12 Jun 2022 ShopRite LPGA Classic 67-70-64=201 −12 Playoff United States Lindsey Weaver-Wright
12 24 Jul 2022 Evian Championship 64-64-68-71=267 −17 1 stroke United States Sophia Schubert
13 22 Jan 2023 Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions 67-66-69-70=272 −16 4 strokes Sweden Maja Stark, England Charley Hull

LPGA Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2016 KPMG Women's PGA Championship New Zealand Lydia Ko Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2020 ANA Inspiration United States Nelly Korda
South Korea Mirim Lee
Lee won with birdie on first extra hole
3 2022 ShopRite LPGA Classic United States Lindsey Weaver-Wright Won with eagle on first extra hole

Symetra Tour wins (1)

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

CN Canadian Women's Tour (4)

  • 2012 Beloeil Golf Club event (as an amateur)
  • 2014 Legends of Niagara event, PGA Women's Championship of Canada (both as an amateur)
  • 2015 PGA Women's Championship of Canada

Other wins (2)

  • 2015 SunCoast Series at Winter Garden, SunCoast Series Winter Championship

Major championships

Wins (2)

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
2016 Women's PGA Championship 2 shot deficit −6 (67-73-73-65=278) Playoff1 New Zealand Lydia Ko
2022 The Evian Championship 2 shot lead −17 (64-64-68-71=267) 1 stroke United States Sophia Schubert

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

Results timeline

Results not in chronological order before.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Chevron Championship T26LA T10 T14 T48 T17 T2 T19 T13 T23
Women's PGA Championship T5 1 2 T6 T30 6 T21 T16 T15
U.S. Women's Open T59 T10 T5 64 T13 WD T39 T44 T7 T15 12
The Evian Championship T25 T9 T58 T10 T17 NT T25 1 2
Women's British Open T61 T50 T49 T11 T41 CUT T13 T7 CUT

     Win      Top 10      Did not play LA = Low amateur
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
NT = No tournament
T = tied

Summary

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Chevron Championship 0 1 0 1 2 7 9 9
Women's PGA Championship 1 1 0 3 5 8 9 9
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 1 3 6 11 9
The Evian Championship 1 1 0 2 4 7 8 8
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 1 3 9 7
Totals 2 3 0 7 15 31 46 42
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 18 (2013 U.S. Open – 2018 ANA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (four times)

LPGA Tour career summary

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made*
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Birdies
(rank)
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2012 1 0 0 0 0 0 Cut 1
(n/a)
n/a n/a 76.50 n/a
2013 3 2 0 0 0 0 T35 30
(n/a)
n/a n/a 72.50 n/a
2014 4 4 0 0 0 1 T10 51
(n/a)
n/a n/a 71.13 n/a
2015 4 4 1 0 1 0 1 52
(154)
100,294 90 70.38 n/a
2016 31 30 2 1 2 15 1 456
(2)
1,724,420 3 70.37 11
2017 30 28 2 1 0 8 1 403
(2)
1,504,869 6 69.88 10
2018 28 24 2 1 1 11 1 413
(3)
1,473,247 4 69.99 4
2019 27 25 2 1 1 13 1 405
(2)
1,696,017 4 69.55 3
2020 10 9 0 1 0 6 T2 139
(53)
648,604 10 69.70 2
2021 23 21 1 1 0 7 1 293
(10)
1,039,776 14 69.80 9
2022 22 18 2 1 0 10 1 308
(14)
2,413,251 4 69.51 4
2023 24 19 1 1 0 3 1 285
(14)
1,609,841 14 70.28 13
Totals^ 199 (2015) 178 (2015) 13 8 5 72 (2015) 1 2,856 12,210,319 17

^ Official as of 19 November 2023
*Includes matchplay and other tournaments without a cut.

World ranking

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

Year World
ranking
Source
2014 221
2015 17
2016 8
2017 14
2018 9
2019 8
2020 6
2021 10
2022 7
2023 12^

^ As of 20 November 2023

Team appearances

Amateur

  • Espirito Santo Trophy (representing Canada): 2012, 2014

Awards

  • 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

See also

  • List of golfers with most LPGA Tour wins
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