Canadian star Brooke Henderson has won at least one tournament every season since 2015, when she captured 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 springtime I wasn't sure what my schedule was going to look like, how much I was going to play, so I'm really grateful for the LPGA and protocols they put in place to make this a safe place to play,” said Henderson, who is currently No. 2 on Tour this year in scoring average (69.727). “I've been comfortable out here playing 10 events, and five top-10s. It has been a really successful year and would be really nice to finish this week off with another top-10, or maybe better. Hopefully put in two solid rounds Thursday, Friday and see where that puts me going into the weekend.”
This is the sixth straight appearance in the LPGA Tour season finale for Henderson. She has never missed a cut at Tiburón Golf Club (all top-25s) and secured a career-best in the event of solo fifth last year.
“Getting off the plane on Monday night, I was so grateful to be back here in southwest Florida. Just feels like home,” said Henderson, who calls Miromar Lakes Golf Club (20 miles north of Naples) her home club in the United States. “Feels really nice to be back, sleep in my own bed and be so close to this course. I am definitely really grateful for that and having my sister [and caddy Brittany] nearby, too.“This tournament is such a great opportunity. There is a lot of money on the line and it is top-70 players from this year. It’s just an honor to qualify and hopefully I can capitalize on the opportunity.”