Brooke Henderson makes up the growing number of young Canadian female golfers in a sport which is largely male-dominated. True to her talents, she won her first major at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship when she was only 18 years of age. This win automatically made her the youngest to win the title. As of August 2018, Brooke had won a total of seven LPGA titles. Do read on for more interesting details about the fledging athlete.
Brooke Henderson – Bio
Brooke Mackenzie Henderson was born in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada on the 10th of September 1997. She was surrounded by a golf-playing family at an early age. Her father and mother played golf at a professional level, her uncle, Tom Henderson, was a frequent contender at top amateur level golf games in Ottawa. In addition, her sister, Brittany Henderson, who is seven years older than Brooke, is also an impressive junior and college golfer. For her education, she is a graduate of the Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute. She finished in June 2014.
Her presence was first registered in the game in the year 2013 when she won the Canadian Women’s Amateur. The following year, 2014, she put up an impressive display of skills to become the U.S. Women’s Amateur runner-up. Still operating at an amateur level, Brooke Henderson went on to win a total of three CN Canadian Women’s Tour. Soon also, when she was at the age of sixteen, she placed 10th in the U.S. Women’s Open. After winning more tournaments in the amateur level, Brooke’s rank moved up from amateur status to being ranked amongst the top female golfers in the world.
In December 2014, her status changed from amateur golfer to a mature golfer when she turned professional. Before going pro., she was given a deal to play golf on a college scholarship but she turned it down because it would have warranted her remaining an amateur golfer for a while longer. She didn’t waste much time in proving that she belonged in the top league as she did well to set a new tournament record after scoring in 36 holes at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in April 2015.
When she was 17 years old, due to the denial of her request to be allowed to compete organically by a waiver of her age, Brooke had to take the long route by play in the Monday qualifiers, in order to be deemed worthy of the tournament regardless of her age. In 2018, Brooke Henderson placed second at the ‘Race to the CME Globe,’ a feat which also earned her the prize money award of $150,000. The money came about from the bonus pool purse.
Earnings and Net Worth
It is an open secret that the game of golf is one sport that compensates its players handsomely, especially when such players are at the top of their game. For the charismatic Brooke Henderson, she has proven herself time and time again that she belongs to the top league. Her skills as a golfer have, therefore, made her quite a rich lady with a salary of $663, 670, especially when compared to the earnings of her peers.
Apart from her earnings as a top golfer, she is in partnership with the automobile giant BMW Canada as a brand ambassador. She also has deals with a good number of big-time companies including; Sunice Golf, NHL Ottawa Senators, Royal Bank of Canada, and IMG. This thus brings her net worth to a whopping $4 million.
Personal Life – Parents and Family
Extensive information about Brooke Henderson’s parents is quite slim. Nonetheless, the lot that is known include names and profession. Her father’s name is Dave Henderson, while her mother’s name is Darlene Henderson. In terms of their profession, both parents are golfers. With time, however, they have slowed down on playing at highly competitive levels to give way for the younger generation. She also has one sister who she loves so dearly and she is named Brittany Henderson. The two have been practically inseparable for the longest time.
In terms of any relationship of hers, she is yet to make any statement or announcement to this effect. Moreso, she hasn’t been pictured with any fellow in a romantic way. Maybe she is trying to focus on her career at the moment.