Looking purely at the statistics, the Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando seems to be the perfect set-up for Canadian superstar Brooke Henderson. The nine-time LPGA Tour winner is a combined -20 here over the last two seasons. And while her low scores haven’t yet translated to victory (T4 in 2020 and T6 in 2019), she still loves it when she steps foot on the property.
“It's just a really great week. It's a great golf course,” said Henderson. “Just getting to know some of the celebrities and playing with them, they're really great golfers. It's just a great way to start the season.”
The 23-year-old has lots to be excited about in her seventh year on Tour, one that will hopefully be more normal when compared to 2020. Henderson has historically played in as many events as she possibly could, absolutely relishing the opportunity to compete. The COVID-19 pandemic altered her plans in 2020, leading her to skip more events than she would have liked. It also ended her streak of consecutive seasons with a win at five. So starting a new winning streak? That’s one of her big priorities for 2021.
“It was a really huge change for me, normally playing almost 30 events to only play 10,” said Henderson. “I've sat down with my dad, who is also my coach, and looked through the schedule. It's hard to say right now, especially with COVID. Hopefully I'll be able to compete in many more tournaments and hopefully get back on to my winning streak.