Brooke Henderson wins the LPGA Tour ‘King of Kings’ “Thanks to the new club, new putter”
Brooke Henderson (Canada) reached the top in the opening game of the 2023 LPGA Tour.
Henderson made three birdies and one bogey in the final round of the LPGA Tour Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions (total prize money of $1.5 million) held at 안전놀이터 Lake Nona Golf and Country Club (par 72) in Florida, USA on the 23rd (Korean time). He shot a 2-under 70.
Henderson, who recorded a final total of 16 under par 272 strokes, beat the tied-second group by 4 strokes to reach the top. He recorded his 13th win on the LPGA Tour, and the winning prize was $225,000 (approximately 280 million Korean won).
He became the first wire-to-wire winner of the competition. Henderson did not miss the lead from the first round in this tournament, which is called the ‘King of Kings’, with only players who have won the LPGA tour in the past two years. Henderson is the first wire-to-wire winner.
Henderson said in his winning interview that switching clubs helped him a lot. He switched clubs by signing a contract with TaylorMade ahead of this season.
“My ball-striking has been consistent. I switched irons the weekend before I came here and only tweaked the lofts of my 3-wood and iron P790 a bit,” he said. I did it,” he said.
Henderson uses TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus for driver, 3-wood, 5-wood, Stealth 2 for utility wood, P790 for irons (5-pitching wedge), Milled Grind 3 for wedges, and Spider GT center shaft for putter. is using
Henderson, who also changed the putter before the tournament, said, “I really like the feel of the new putter. My coach, father and sister all said the same thing. It feels really good. I went through a bit of work during the offseason and practiced putting a lot, so I’m full of confidence. Now. I want to maintain the momentum,” he added.
“It’s good to keep the momentum with this win, but in the weeks leading up to the next tournament, I’ll make some adjustments the club wants to make, so I can show a stronger and better figure in Asia,” Henderson said.