Brooke Henderson

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. 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.

Since 2012, Henderson has been in training with Golf Canada’s amateur and young professional development programs called “Team Canada”.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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