Canadian star Brooke Henderson has won at least one tournament every season since 2015, when she won the Cambia Portland Classic title as a non-member. In order to keep that streak alive, the nine-time LPGA Tour champion must find the winner’s circle this week at the CME Group Tour Championship.
“In the spring I wasn’t sure what my schedule was going to look like, how well I was going to play, so I’m really thankful for the LPGA and the protocols they put in place to make it a place. safe to play, ”said Henderson, who is currently No. 2 on the Tour this year on average (69.727). “I’m comfortable here playing 10 events and five top 10. It’s been a really successful year and it would be really nice to finish this week with another top-10, or maybe better. I hope I played two solid rounds on Thursday and Friday and see where that takes me over the weekend.
This is the sixth consecutive appearance in the LPGA Tour season finale for Henderson. She has never missed a cut at Tiburón Golf Club (all top 25) and had a career record in a single-handed fifth event last year.
“As I got off the plane Monday night, I was very grateful to be back here in Southwest Florida. It just feels like home, ”said Henderson, who considers Miromar Lakes Golf Club (20 miles north of Naples) as his club in the United States. “It’s really nice to be back, to sleep in my own bed and to be so close to this course. I am really very grateful for this and for having my sister [and caddy Brittany] nearby, too.
“This tournament is a great opportunity. There is a lot of money at stake and these are the 70 best players of this year. It’s just an honor to qualify and I hope I can take the opportunity.