With the LPGA headed for Canada this coming week, I thought this would be a good time for me to do another player profile.
The player I have chosen is Canadian born Brooke Henderson. Since joining the LPGA tour as a rookie in 2015, Brooke has become one of the most consistent winners on tour. She is also one of the most popular and approachable players.
Born: 9/10/97 (25 years old)
Birthplace: Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada
Hometown: Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada
Resides: Gilbert, Arizona
Rookie Year: 2015
2022 Earnings to date: $2,210,623 (3rd)
Brooke has won 12 times on the LPGA Tour, Including 2 major championships:
2015 Portland Classic
2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
2016 Cambia Portland Classic
2017 Meijer LPGA Classic
2017 MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open
2018 Lotte Championship
2018 CP Women’s Open
2019 Lotte Championship
2019 Meijer LPGA Classic
2021 JTBC LA Open
2022 ShopRite LPGA Classic
2022 Amundi Evian Championship
Best Finishes in Major Championships:
Brooke always seems to do well in major championships. Here are her best finishes:
Chevron Championship – 2nd in 2020
KPMG Women’s PGA Championship – 1st in 2016
U.S. Women’s Open – 5th in 2015
Amundi Evian Championship – 1st in 2022
AIG Women’s Open – 7th in 2022
Brooke has one of the best percentages of cuts made in LPGA Tour history.
LPGA Career Stats: (updated through the ISPS World Invitational)
164 cuts made (93.2%)
69 top ten finishes (39.2%)
Has $10,397,850 in career earnings ( 23rd on the all-time LPGA money list)
Has already won twice this year (2022) on the LPGA tour (her 5th multi-win season), including a major championship. She has registered 8 top ten finishes in her 12 starts (the LPGA still has 40% of its schedule remaining).
Recorded her fourth consecutive multi-win season in 2019.
Became the winningest Canadian player on the LPGA or PGA with her 9th career victory at the Meijer LPGA Classic.
Recorded her third straight multi-win season in 2018.
Became the first Canadian to win the CP Women’s Open since Jocelyne Bourassa in 1973.
Recorded eight top ten finishes and her second multi-win season in 2017.
Represented Canada in the 2016 Rio Olympics, finishing in 7th place, and the 2020 Olympic games, finishing 29th.
Became the second youngest player in LPGA history to win a major championship with her victory at the 2016 KMPG Women’s PGA Championship (18y/9m/2d), trailing only Lydia Ko.
Had 15 top ten finishes in 2016 including two wins.
Joined Lydia Ko and Lexi Thompson as the only players to win on the LPGA Tour before their 18th birthday.
2013 Canadian Women’s Amateur champion.
2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur runner-up.
Won three times on the CN Canadian Women’s Tour as an amateur.
Ranked No. 1 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings when she turned professional in December 2014.
Feature photo: Brooke Henderson – Photographer Ben Harpring