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Brooke Henderson player profile

Brooke Henderson: Player Profile

 

Who is Brooke Henderson?

Brooke Henderson is the most successful Canadian golfer in LPGA Tour history, and has two major championships to her name.

Born in Ontario, Canada in 1997, Henderson picked up the game from a young age, with her older sister also playing. Following an incredible amateur career, which saw her reach the summit of the World Amateur Golf Rankings and win three professional titles, the Canadian opted not to go through the collegiate route. Instead, she turned professional at the age of 16. 

Having already won those three titles as an amateur, Henderson quickly rose up to becoming an LPGA Tour player, claiming her maiden victory at the Cambia Portland Classic in 2015. She then won the first of two major titles – the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship – a year later, becoming the youngest player to ever win the title. She has also won the Amundi Evian Championship, taking the crown in France in 2022.

Henderson has 13 LPGA Tour titles in total, with 2020 being the only year in which she failed to take a victory. Along with her two major victories, the Canadian also has 16 major top-tens, including three runners-up finishes. She has been as high as No 2 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, reaching that spot after her first major victory.

Brooke Henderson | An Overview

Personal Information

Name: Brooke Mackenzie Henderson
Born: September 10, 1997
Nationality: Canada
Residence: Naples, Florida, United States

Career

Turned Pro: 2014
Professional Wins: 20
Highest World Ranking: 2 – June 13, 2016

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
Chevron Championship – T2 (2020)
– Women’s PGA Championship – WON (2016)
– US Women’s Open – T5 (2015)
– Amundi Evian Championship – WON (2022)
– AIG Women’s Open – T7 (2022)

Professional Wins – 20

2012 (1) – Beloeil GC Event
2014 (2) – Legends of Niagara, PGA Women’s Championship of Canada
2015 (5) – PGA Women’s Championship of Canada, Four Winds Invitational, Cambia Portland Classic, SunCoast Series at Winter Garden, SunCoast Series Winter Championship
2016 (2) – KMPG Women’s PGA Championship, Cambia Portland Classic
2017 (2) – Meijer LPGA Classic, McKayson New Zealand Women’s Open
2018 (2) – Lotte Championship, CP Women’s Open
2019 (2) – Lotte Championship, Meijer LPGA Classic
2021 (1) – Hugel-Air Premia LA Open
2022 (2) – ShopRite LPGA Classic, Amundi Evian Championship
2023 (1) – Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions

Achievements and Awards

Syl Apps Athlete of the Year Award – 2015
Bobbie Rosenfeld Award – 2015, 2016, 2018
ESPY Award, Best Female Golfer – 2019
LPGA Founders Award – 2019
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame People’s Choice Award – 2019

Brooke Henderson | What’s In Her Bag?

2023 saw Henderson sign a full club deal with TaylorMade, with the top of her bag filled with the Qi10 range. She uses P7MC irons along with a trio of MG4 wedges. The Spider Tour V Center Shaft Proto and the TP5x ball round things off.

You can check out our full piece on Brooke Henderson’s bag here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Brooke Henderson

When and where was Brooke Henderson born?

Brooke Henderson was born and raised in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada. She learned to play at the Rideau Lakes Golf & Country Club, with her older sister also playing the game. 

When did Brooke Henderson turn professional?

Brooke Henderson turned professional in 2014 following an incredible amateur career, in which she won several times in professional tournaments. 

How many major titles has Brooke Henderson won?

As of early 2024, Brooke Henderson is a two-time major champion. She won her first at the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, before then winning the Amundi Evian Championship six years later. In total, the Canadian has 20 professional wins, including 13 on the LPGA Tour.

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Did you Know?

Major Playoffs – Heartbreak and Elation

Brooke Henderson has been on both sides of the coin when it comes to playoffs at major championships. She won the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship by beating New Zealand’s Lydia Ko with a birdie on the first extra hole, but suffered defeat in a playoff at the 2020 ANA Inspiration (now Chevron Championship), where Mirim Lee took the title.

Amateur Success

Henderson had an incredible amateur career, peaking when she reached the summit of the World Amateur Golf Rankings. She won 17 amateur events including the Canadian Women’s Amateur. Before turning professional, Henderson had also been victorious in three professional tournaments on the CN Canadian Women’s Tour.

Family Ties

Her older sister Brittany is also a former professional golfer. Nowadays, Brittany caddies for Brooke around the world. 

Canadian Olympian

As the leading Canadian in the world of women’s golf, Henderson represented her country at the Olympic Games in both Rio and Tokyo. Her best result came in the former in 2016, where she finished T7. 

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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