Brooke Henderson (26, Canada) won the wire-to-wire championship at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions (total prize money of $1.5 million), the opening day of the LPGA Tour.
In the final 4th round of the tournament held at the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club (par 72) in Orlando, Florida on the 23rd (Korean time), Henderson hit 2 under par 70 with 3 birdies and 1 bogey.
Henderson, who recorded a final total of 16 under par 272, reached the top with a generous 4-stroke lead over Maya Stark (Sweden) and Charlie Hull (England) who were tied for second place. The winning prize is 225,000 dollars (approximately 270 million won).
It is her 13th win on the LPGA Tour, six months after the Evian Championship, a major tournament in July last year.
Henderson said, “I try to record multiple wins every year, so winning from the opening game seems to relieve some of the pressure this season.” 먹튀검증
He uses TaylorMade clubs and balls instead of old sponsor Ping this season. As soon as he switched clubs, he achieved a ‘wire-to-wire’ win from the first round to the final round, never coming down from the lead.
When asked if he has goals such as world number 1 and player of the year, which he has never achieved before, while the world ranking, which is currently ranked 7th, is expected to rise further, Henderson replied, “Obviously, I had a dream start.” also did
Nellie Korda (USA), who is ranked second in the world, also changed clubs to TaylorMade and recorded a solo 4th place (11 under par, 277 strokes).
Koda was disappointed with the results, but since she had her first competition with her new equipment, she was determined to perform better in future competitions. He said, “The good thing is that I have a lot of work to do in the future and I am very excited about it.”
Meanwhile, this tournament is a ‘Wangjungwangjeon’ competition in which only the winners of the past two years compete. Five Korean players, including Park In-bi (35), Ko Jin-young (28), Kim Hyo-joo (28), Ji Eun-hee (37), and Jeon In-ji (29), participated. have qualifications However, all of them were absent due to personal reasons, competition schedules, and training plans.