She’s only 21 years old, but golfer Brooke Henderson has already won $4,802,830 on the LPGA Tour – $1,473,247 of that in 2018 when she was named both the Postmedia and Canadian Press Female Athlete of the Year.
From smalltown Smiths Falls, Henderson has seven career wins on the ladies professional tour, including a sensational victory at last August’s CP Women’s Open in Regina. Along with the success on the golf course in 2018, though, there was personal heartbreak – both her grandfathers died.
Ninth in the Rolex rankings, Henderson’s LPGA 2019 season-opening event is the Tournament of Champions Jan. 17-20 in Lake Buena Vista, FL. She’ll play in Morgan Pressel’s charity event Sunday and Monday, then she’ll play in Brittany Linicome’s charity event Wednesday. With a home in Naples, FL, Henderson is putting plenty of practice time in. Her sister Brittany is her caddy and her parents Dave and Darlene have also played huge roles in her success.