In Los Angeles, Brooke Mackenzie Henderson wins a comeback with 268 (69 65 67 67, -16) hits the Hugel-Air Premia LA Open and goes into double figures. For the Canadian it is the tenth title on the LPGA Tour, the greatest American female golf circuit.
Nothing to do for Jessica Korda who, after leading the competition in the first three rounds, stops in second place with 269 (-15). Third place (270, -14) for the South Koreans Jin Young Ko (world number 1) and So Yeon Ryu, as well as for the Australian Hannah Green.
Instead, Giulia Molinaro ranked 42 / a (284, par), the only blue in the race.
Brooke Mackenzie Henderson, LPGA Tour
In 2019 with the exploit in the Meijer LPGA Classic (which she had already made of her in 2017) she became the most successful golfer in the history of Canada.
And now Henderson has confirmed herself an incredible talent and at just 23 she can already boast 15 victories as a teacher, including a Major. The 23-year-old from Smiths Falls, who represented Canada in Rio 2016, has won at least one tournament in six of the last few seasons except in 2020, which was marked by a health emergency.
She is now back to triumph after a comeback that saw her climb from third place and recover a 4-stroke gap from Korda, cashing a check for $ 225,000. It’s called the “Player Impact Program” and is the PGA Tour’s answer to the Premier Golf League (PGL) which, from 2022, aims to propose a new green circuit between pharaonic prize pools and big ambitions.
The top American men’s circuit has created a project aimed at premiere the stars that bring benefits to golf and to the organization including the involvement of fans and sponsors. On the pot 40 million dollars distributed among 10 players, 8 of which will go to the champion who will have brought more results beyond the field.
The chosen ones will be determined based on their “impact score”, a spokesperson for the PGA Tour tells Golfweek. With the US organization that has already distributed to players the metrics by which they will be ranked.
“Their popularity in google searches” and through social networks will also be fundamental. The PGA Tour will use an algorithm to determine the final scores and to benefit, among others, could be champions, needless to say, like Tiger Woods. But also Bryson DeChambeau and Rickie Fowler, a phenomenon of popularity but in great crisis of results on the field.