Pro golfers praise Henderson, now ranked in world top 10
Canada’s rising golf star Brooke Henderson, met another career highlight on Monday after reaching the women’s world golf rankings’ top ten.
The 18-year-old, who won her first LPGA title at the Portland Classic in August, continues to make ground on the professional circuit boasting three top-10 finishes, helping her reach a career high of 10th in the world rankings. Henderson’s recent successes have not only left fans impressed, but some of the LPGA’s top female golfers from the United States.
Lexi Thompson and Stacy Lewis, ranked third and fourth in the world rankings respectively, noted Henderson’s impressive game and successes over the last year.
“She is a great player, very solid, she hits long. She gained some distance in the last year. Very solid player, good attitude on the court and a lot of strength in her over game,” Thompson said in a press conference last week. “She is a great player; she has shown that in the last year. Even in the last week she had the chance to win to at the top. Definitely a player to look out for.”
As golf makes its Olympic return this summer at Rio 2016 (and a first-ever women’s competition in history), it’s likely Henderson will lead Canada’s golf team in its first Games since 1904.
“She has done a great job for golf in Canada. Kind of taking over the reins when they needed a young star in Canada, she is done a great job of that. I think she is just going to get better,” added Lewis.
Next up, Henderson will head to Phoenix, Arizona for LPGA Founders Cup on Thursday.