Fresh off her fourth top-5 finish of the season, Canada’s Brooke Henderson has one last shot at adding a major title to her resume in 2017.
On Thursday, the Evian Championship kicks off in Evian-les-Bains, France, the fifth and final major of the LPGA Tour season.
The 20-year-old Henderson from Smiths Falls, Ont., will tee it up at 8:29 a.m. in a group that includes former World No. 1, Lydia Ko, who won her first major title there in 2015. Ko finished second last week, and has yet to secure a win in 2017. (Though the 14-time winner on Tour did just become the fastest player in history to earn $8 million in her LPGA career).
Henderson, meanwhile, is looking for her second victory this year. She’s ranked No. 10 in the world, and 7th overall in the race for the CME Globe—the award given at the LPGA season’s end. American Lexi Thompson, the world No. 2, is the current leader there.
Henderson won in June at the Meijer LPGA Classic. She’s been playing well of late, having finished in a tie for fifth last weekend at the Indy Women in Tech Championship, and is a few weeks removed from firing the course record …read more