Brooke Henderson

Brooke Henderson

Brooke Henderson: A Brief Biography

Brooke Henderson
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Brooke Henderson's Early Life and Background

Brooke Henderson was born on September 10, 1997, and attended Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute and learned golf at the Rideau Lakes Golf and Country Club.

Her elder sister, Brittany Henderson, was also interested in golf and became a golfer; she's the reason Brooke pursued golf as a career. Both sisters were born and raised in Smiths Falls, Ontario, and their parents, Dave and Darlene, have supported them throughout.

Brooke Henderson's Amateur Career

Henderson placed runner-up in the 2014 U.S. Women's Amateur and won the Canadian Women's Amateur in 2013. She has a total of 16 amateur wins between 2010 and 2014, including three events on the CN Canadian Women's Tour and tied for tenth place in the U.S. Women's Open in 2013.

Brooke Henderson’s amateur wins are as follows:

  • 2010 CN du Quebec

  • 2011 CN Future Links Ontario

  • 2011 Ontario Junior Girls Championship

  • 2011 Optimist Junior 13-14

  • 2011 Genesis Junior

  • 2012 Ravenwood Junior Girls Championship

  • 2012 Ontario Junior Girls Championship

  • 2012 Canadian Junior Girls Championship

  • 2013 South American Amateur

  • 2013 CN Future Links Pacific Championship

  • 2013 Canadian Women's Amateur

  • 2014 Junior Orange Bowl International

  • 2014 South Atlantic Ladies' Amateur Championship (SALLY Tournament)

  • 2014 Scott Robertson Memorial

  • 2014 Porter Cup

  • 2014 Ontario Women's Amateur

  • 2014 Espirito Santo Trophy (individual winner)

Brooke Henderson's Professional Career

Henderson turned pro in 2014 and initially played on the SunCoast Series Tour, winning two events. Her request for an age waiver to compete at the LPGA Tour Q School in late 2014 was denied; therefore, at the age of 17, she was forced to earn her way into LPGA Tour events through Monday qualifiers and rely on sponsor exemptions.

In June 2015, she won her first professional event, the Four Winds Invitational in Indiana, earning her a spot on the Symetra Tour.

Henderson became the third-youngest winner on the tour after winning the Cambia Portland Classic, which qualified her for the August tournament in Portland, Oregon. Henderson's eight-shot victory margin was the greatest on the tour since 2012.

She was the first Monday qualifier to win on tour since Laurel Kean in 2000, and she was also just the second overall. Henderson received instant admission to the LPGA Tour as she became the first Canadian to win on the circuit since Lorie Kane in 2001.

At the 2015 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, Henderson shot a 36-hole score, which set a record, earlier held by Stacy Lewis; she shot three more strokes. She won her first LPGA Tour win at the 2015 Cambia Portland Classic with a score of 267, under 21, defeating Jang Han-na, Canddie Kung and Pornanong Phatlum by a margin of eight strokes.

Henderson won her maiden major championship in June 2016, at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club in Seattle. After shooting a final round 65 ( under 6) to tie Lydia Ko, the top-ranked player, Henderson prevailed in a playoff with a birdie on the opening hole.

She was the first Canadian woman to win a major in 48 years, the youngest to win that major, and the second-youngest in all women's majors at the age of 18. Henderson's victory elevated her from fourth to second place in the world rankings. It was her second tour victory, both in the Pacific Northwest and as a tour participant.

Henderson became the only Canadian to win multiple LPGA events in a single season, along with Lorie Kane and Sandra Post, after she emerged victorious at the Cambia Portland Classic in June 2016. She finished seventh in the women's Olympic golf event while competing for the Canadian Olympic Team in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

In the 2017 season, Henderson won the Meijer LPGA Classic and her maiden victory on the LPGA outside of North America came at the 2017 McKayson New Zealand Women's Open. She also triumphed in the 2018 Lotte Championship, her sixth triumph on the LPGA Tour, defeating Azahara Munoz by four strokes with a score of 267 under, 12.

After Jocelyne Bourassa in 1973, Henderson became the first Canadian to win the Canadian Women's Open at the Wascana Country Club in Regina, Saskatchewan, in August 2018.

Henderson received $150,000 from the bonus pool reward for placing second in the 2018 season-ending Race to the CME Globe, behind Ariya Jutanugarn. In December 2018, she received the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award for the third consecutive year as the Canadian Press Female Athlete of the Year.

Henderson successfully defended her title in the Lotte Championship in Hawaii in April 2019. She tied Sandra Post, Mike Weir, and George Knudson for the most victories by a Canadian golfer on the PGA or LPGA Tours with this, her eighth LPGA Tour win.

Henderson won the Meijer LPGA Classic in Michigan in June 2019 for the second time, and an overall third time, when she successfully defended her titles. This being the 9th LPGA win, Henderson became the Canadian with the most LPGA wins. In April 2021, Henderson achieved her tenth LPGA Tour win at the Hugel-Air Premia LA Open.

After defeating Lindsey Weaver-Wright in a playoff at the ShopRite LPGA Classic in June 2022, Henderson's record of most LPGA Tour wins increased to 11 wins. She became the only player in LPGA history to start a major with two rounds of 64 or lower when she won her second major of her career at the 2022 Evian Championship.

She won her 13th LPGA Tour event in the 2023 Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions, defeating Charley Hull and Maja Stark by four strokes with a combined score of 272, under 16. In the 2023 Evian Championship, she came within six strokes of winning her third major title, but Celine Boutier prevailed by 270, under 14.

She competed in four events as of March 2024, finishing in the top 20 once, the top 10 once, and the top 5 twice. Her most recent performance at the HSBC Women's World Championship was a tie for third place with a score of 279, under 9.

Brooke Henderson's Playing Style

Henderson's playing style mostly revolves around her aggressive approach, shot accuracy and ability to perform under pressure, the latter being one of the most important aspects of competitive play, as reminded time and again by plenty of professionals. However, details of her style are not available.

Brooke Henderson's Caddie

Brittany Henderson, Brooke's 32-year-old older sister, is her caddie and a great golfer. She qualified for the Coastal Carolina University Athletics Hall of Fame and won the Quebec Junior Championship in her junior year after playing four years for the university.

Brittany Henderson alternated between caddying for Brooke Henderson at events and pursuing her career on the Symetra Tour (now the Epson Tour) after Henderson turned professional in 2015.

Bunk Lee, a family acquaintance, was present with Henderson as a caddie when she won her first title. Brittany forgave her professional career to support her younger sister full-time.

Since their full-time relationship began, Brittany Henderson has only missed one tournament due to visa issues, which was the 2021 Meijer LPGA Classic.

Brooke Henderson's Golf Journey

Henderson's golf journey began at the age of 13, when she won her first amateur title with CN du Quebec in 2010, after which, until the age of 17, she had won a total of 16 amateur titles. She turned professional in 2014, winning a few events at the SunCoast Tour and the Epson Tour, and finally qualified for the LPGA Tour in 2015.

It is remarkable, that, in a constant streak of wins, she again won her LPGA rookie season at the 2015 Cambia Portland Classic, and the next season, she won the Women's PGA Championship, making it her second LPGA Tour win and her first major title.

Henderson won her second major title at the 2022 Evian Championship and in between, she bagged nine more LPGA wins, with this being the 12th. Her most recent win was at the 2023 Diamond Resorts Tournament of Championships, where she won with a score of 272, under 16.

After her ninth LPGA Tour win, she became the Canadian with most LPGA Tour wins, and as of March 2024, she has 13 LPGA Tour wins, holding the record.

Brooke Henderson's Achievements

Brooke Henderson’s achievements are as follows:

  • Most LPGA Tour wins as a Canadian, 13.

  • Back-to-back top-10 placings at the U.S. Women's Open (T10 in 2014, T5 in 2015).

  • Only the third player in history, after Lydia Ko and Lexi Thompson, to win before turning 18.

  • At the age of 17, became the third-youngest winner in the history of the LPGA Tour.

  • Former No. 1 amateur in the world.

  • Had eight amateur LPGA appearances, recording one top-10 result, a T10 at the 2014 U.S. Women's Open, and six cuts.

  • At the age of 14, won her first professional event while still an amateur at the 2012 Beloeil Golf Club tournament on the CN Canadian Women's Tour.

Brooke Henderson's Majors

Sl. No.TournamentsYears
1.Chevron ChampionshipT2 (2020)
2.Women’s PGA ChampionshipWon (2016)
3.U.S. Women’s OpenT5 (2015)
4.Women’s British OpenT7 (2022)
5.Evian Championship Won (2022)

Brooke Henderson's Awards and Honors

Awards and HonorsYears
Syl Apps Athlete of the Year Award (Ontario)2015
Bobbie Rosenfeld Award2015
Ottawa Person of the Year by The Athletic2017
Bobbie Rosenfeld Award2017
Bobbie Rosenfeld Award2018
ESPY Award, Best Female Golfer2019
LPGA Founder Award2019
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame: People’s Choice Award2019
Ottawa Key to the City2022

Brooke Henderson's Net Worth

Brooke Henderson's net worth is estimated to be $18 million as of March 2024, as per a few online sources. According to Forbes, she was placed 19th on the Highest-Paid Female Athletes List for 2023. She primarily earns money through golf prizes and endorsements. According to the LPGA Tour, her career earnings total $12.4 million.

Brooke Henderson's Ventures

Brooke Henderson has endorsements from 2K Sports, Mastercard, RBC, Skechers, and TaylorMade. According to Forbes, her endorsement earnings total $3.5 million per year.

She previously had endorsement deals with Royal Bank of Canada and Sunice Golf. Along with Canadian Pacific, Golf Town, Rolex, BMW, MasterCard, and BioSteel.

Brooke Henderson's Assets

Henderson and her family live in Naples, Florida, United States; however, the particular location is not yet known.

Brooke Henderson's Family

Brooke Henderson's parents are Dave and Darlene Henderson. Her father is a retired teacher from the Upper Canada District School Board, while her mother's career is unclear.

Her sister, Brittany Henderson, is six and a half years older than her. She previously played on the Symetra Tour and has been Henderson's caddie since 2015.

Brooke Henderson's Husband

There is no clear or authentic information available about Brooke Henderson’s husband.

Brooke Henderson's Cars

There is no information on Brooke Henderson's car collection.

FAQ's On Brooke Henderson

A. Brooke Henderson turned pro in 2014.

A. Brooke Henderson initially entered LPGA Tour events through Monday qualifiers and sponsor exemptions.

 A. Brooke Henderson's first LPGA Tour win was at the 2015 Cambia Portland Classic, where she won by an eight-stroke margin.

 A. Brooke Henderson has two major wins, the 2016 KPMG Women's PGA Championship and the 2022 Evian Championship.

 A. Brooke Henderson has won 13 LPGA Tour events, as of March 2024.

A. The net worth of Brooke Henderson is estimated to be $18 million as of March 2024.

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