Q. Well played today. The highlight of your front nine had to be that par-5. What did you hit into 7?
Brooke Henderson: Yeah, I had 6-iron in there. I was able to hit it just a few feet and tap it in for eagle. That was really momentum for me to just get my round to 6-under.
Going into today I just wanted to make a lot of birdies and try to make a climb up the leaderboard, and I was able to do that.
Q. You’ve got a new driver in the bag that’s given you a few extra yards, which certainly helps around this track.
Brooke Henderson: Yeah, absolutely. I feel like long hitters here’s, and when you’re hitting it straight, you definitely have an advantage. I’ve been trying to do that this week, and so far so good.
Q. How much longer are you hitting it?
Brooke Henderson: You know, just a few more yards, but I’m getting closer to 250 carry. I’m really happy with that. Hopefully over the next few years gain a little bit more.
Q. Playing very well. Going into the final round, you will likely be on the front page of the leaderboard. There are plenty of birdies and eagles to be happy, but have to get off to a fast start looking at how well everybody else is playing?
Brooke Henderson: Yeah, absolutely. There are lots of birdies out here. Winners are always near the 20s. Trying to just get a fast start and birdie the 1st hole tomorrow and see what happens.
Q. It’s only 2:15. What’s the plan?
Brooke Henderson: Foot massage. Pretty excited about that. Dinner, rest, and get ready for tomorrow.
Q. Was it pretty hot out there.
BROOKE HENDERSON: Yeah ::SMILE::.
Q. How were you able to stay cool?
BROOKE HENDERSON: Yeah, fortunately it was a bit of a cloud cover the first nine holes or so, and that was really nice. Felt like I got to a really good start birdieing the 1st hole, 3-under through the front nine; and then it was a little up and down on the back nine, but happy to finish 6-under.
Q. Awesome. So you typically like to play in Thailand?
BROOKE HENDERSON: Yeah, you know, last year I finished top 10 here and that was really fun. The crowds are awesome, especially on 18. It’s such a great finishing hole. It’s like challenging but you can also make birdie. It’s just a lot the fun to play here, and I’m getting more used it the heat living in Florida now.
Q. How are you going to prepare for tomorrow?
BROOKE HENDERSON: You know, I felt look I did a lot of things really well today. Maybe just adjust the game plan a little bit going into tomorrow. But I’m just going to rest and hopefully come out tomorrow and get a couple birdies early.
Brooke Henderson is three shots behind South Korea’s Eun-Hee Ji after shooting a 6 under 66 in opening round of Honda LPGA Thailand, held here in
Siam Country Club, Chonburi, Pattaya Old Course.
21 year old Brooke Henderson’s first competitive game round, in which she performed fairly well. She was forced to opt out of last two events due to her illness. Her previous one where she participated is season opening Tournament of Champions in Florida, which concluded January 20 this year.
Henderson, native of Smiths Falls, Eastern Ontario, Canada feels, “You know, I felt look I did a lot of things really well today,” further she said “Maybe just adjust the game plan a little bit going into tomorrow. But I’m just going to rest and hopefully come out tomorrow and get a couple birdies early.”
As on Friday Brooke Henderson is in a four-way tie for fifth.
2019 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, begins on Thursday, 14th February, at The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide, will be without Ms Brooke Henderson, as she decided to withdraw from the tournament. She mentioned undisclosed illness is the reason for her withdrawal.
The No. 9 in the Rolex World Ranking tied for sixth place, at season-opening LPGA Tour in Florida on January. Still her body developed illness, while she travelled to Australia and forced to stay away from the tournament.
21 year old Brooke Henderson, until now won seven career LPGA Tours, including 2016 Women’s PGA Championship, Lotte Championship and the CP Women’s Open.
World No.1 Ariya Jutanugarn and former No.1 Lydia Ko (now 14th) also ready to take part in the open, Brooke was also expected as the Canadian is a popular drawcard.
Brooke Mackenzie Henderson, born to David and Darlene Henderson on September 10, 1997 in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada. As Mr David was a former college hockey player turned avid golfer. Her mother Darlene and her elder sister Brittany also golfers. Her sister Brittany Henderson, that time seven years old, was a top junior and college golfer. Also her uncle Tom Henderson was a top amature player in Ottawa area. Since young Brooke also wanted to join family, started playing golf at the Smiths Falls Golf and Country Club. when she was only three.
Brooke first thought that the point of golf is to get the ball in the hole the fastest, when she started playing. But later only she understand that taking fewest strokes than the fastest strokes. Only than her carrier game took off.
Back in her school days, Brooke played goalie in hockey. When she attained the age of fourteen, she realised playing both the game (hockey and golf) won’t do any good for her carrier. So she decided to give up hockey. She preferred to keep playing golf, because by that time itself she had played on the LPGA Tour and was a winner in pro tournament.
Her sister Brittany, decided to support Brooke’s golf carrier, turned herself as Brooke’s full time caddie.
After a short and unsuccessful struggle against cancer, Hendersons grand father Robert Moir passed away. He is Brittany and Brooke mother Darlene Henderson’s father. He was 81 and his family declared Mr Moir passing at the Ottawa General Hospital on Friday, June 1st 2018.
That time Brooke henderson was at 73rd U.S. Women’s Open, held at Shoal Creek Club in Shoal Creek, Alabama. She withdraw from the open and left for Ottawa with his father Dave – also her coach and her sister Brittany who is her caddie.
In their obituary message Brittany and Brooke mentioned their grandfather “he bond that we shared with our Gramps was truly special. Between the golf courses, hockey rinks, our love of nature, just hanging out at home or our texts from afar, we shared so many great laughs, smiles and memories that will be deep in our hearts forever. We will miss him very much as he will also be missed by so many friends and family.”
Further they remembered and mention their uncle Kenneth Moir who passed away 2009, ” Peace and happiness is found knowing he is welcomed Home by Our Father through the gates of heaven where Uncle Kenny will greet him with a big hug. You are forever loved.”
Mr Moir is survived with his sister Elinor Commodore.
Brooke was tied for 44th after a shooting a 1-over-par 73 in the first round on May 31st and was six shots back of the lead. Henderson was looking to register her second major title but unfortunately forced to withdraw and she is looking forward to competing again at the U.S. Women’s Open in 2019 at The Country Club of Charleston.