SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Women’s Open holds a particular place in Brooke Henderson’s coronary heart as a result of at 15 years previous, it was the first minimize she made on the LPGA Tour after which at 17, she completed T-10 and positioned low novice.
“I got to be on the 18th green when Michelle Wie was awarded her trophy [in 2014], which is a pretty incredible feeling,” stated Henderson on Wednesday who’s making her ninth look at the U.S. Women’s Open and trying to win her first this week at The Olympic Club.
In 2016, Henderson defeated Lydia Ko in a playoff to win the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. She hasn’t gained a serious since, however cherishes that victory.
“It gives me a lot of confidence [to be a major champion] because sometimes you wonder how you’re ever going to be able to finish four rounds or be able to play well on golf courses this challenging. Mentally, I’ve made a lot of gains as of recently, and physically I’m always working hard to improve every day.”
Henderson’s psychological power and veteran expertise at quite a few U.S. Women’s Opens will show her nicely this week. Not to say, her 10 wins on the LPGA Tour, together with her most up-to-date victory at this 12 months’s Hugel-Air Premia LA Open.
“Having that win in L.A. was huge. It gave me a lot of confidence back and got me really excited for the rest of this season. I’ve had a very successful career out on the LPGA Tour and just trying to improve all the time,” she said. “I’m excited for the future and what that holds and just trying to chase big goals and big dreams.”
Henderson seems again on the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open with a smile, however is raring for extra.
“I acquired the little medal that day,” she said, “however hopefully sometime I’ll get the huge trophy.”