John Chidley-Hill/ Canadian Press
Brooke Henderson loves breaking information and this week she’s were given a doubtful one striking over her head.
Since 2016, no LPGA Excursion participant has gained the hole event of the season after which gained a moment identify in the similar yr. Henderson, from Smiths Falls, Ont., kicked off 2023 with a victory on the Diamond Hotels Match of Champions on Jan. 22 and is within the box at this week’s CME Team Excursion Championship, the climax of the pro girls’s golfing season, nonetheless in search of her moment win of the yr.
“It’s a truly bizarre stat that I don’t like very a lot,” mentioned Henderson with amusing. “I assumed I’d wreck it previous however possibly it more or less were given in my head a little bit bit.
“This will be the easiest week to damage that and bookend the season; win the primary one, win the final one, that may be clearly very best.”
Henderson is the one Canadian within the 60-golfer box at Tiburón Golfing Membership’s Gold Path in Naples, Fla. She enters the event ranked 14th within the CME Globe scores.
Eventually yr’s CME Team Excursion Championship, Henderson had an out of doors shot at completing atop the standings, however was once hampered by means of a again damage. As a substitute, New Zealand’s Lydia Ko gained the development and the season’s championship.
“The low season, for me final yr was once large,” mentioned Henderson. “I installed numerous paintings to improve and heal and it has truly paid off.
“Knock on wooden, I don’t have the problems that I had final yr. That was once every other factor getting into this week: I used to be truly excited that I’m so much fitter than the place I used to be this time final yr.”
The PGA Excursion additionally concludes its season with the RSM Vintage. Adam Svensson of Surrey, B.C., is the protecting champion. His victory at Sea Island Golfing Membership’s Seashore Path in Saint Simons Island, Ga., final yr was once the begin to a breakout season for Svensson.
“It’s my absolute best yr right here at the PGA Excursion,” he mentioned. “I believe like I’ve performed my absolute best golfing in my profession and I believe like I’m getting higher and higher.
“Confidently, I will be able to stay it going.”
The RSM Vintage is the 7th and ultimate PGA Excursion match of the FedExCup Fall. All seven tournaments featured winner’s advantages, together with a two-year PGA Excursion exemption, 500 FedExCup issues and invites to The Sentry, The Avid gamers Championship, the Masters and the PGA Championship in 2024.
Svensson enters the development thirty seventh at the FedEx Cup standings, assured a PGA Excursion card subsequent season in addition to spots within the circuit’s top class occasions.
He’ll be joined by means of no less than seven different Canadians subsequent season.
Nick Taylor (twenty fifth) of Abbotsford, B.C., Corey Conners (twenty sixth) of Listowel, Ont, Adam Hadwin (forty fifth) from Abbotsford, Mackenzie Hughes (53rd) of Dundas, Ont., and Taylor Pendrith (86th) of Richmond Hill, Ont., have additionally retained their excursion playing cards.
Roger Sloan of Merritt, B.C., and Ben Silverman of Thornhill, Ont., have earned playing cards via their scores at the second-tier Korn Ferry Excursion.
Svensson has performed extra PGA Excursion golfing than many of the best 50 avid gamers on excursion, together with many of the fall occasions. He mentioned that’s only a fabricated from his pastime for the game greater than any more or less technique.
“I like enjoying I like competing and I believe like I be informed such a lot every week,” mentioned Svensson. “Despite the fact that I don’t play excellent I nonetheless be informed and if I play nice I realized so I believe just like the extra occasions I play … the easier I am getting.”
Conners, Hughes, and Pendrith also are within the box on the RSM Vintage this week, as is Michael Gligic of Burlington, Ont. Gligic is 204th at the FedEx Cup standings and desires a powerful appearing this week to clinch a excursion club for subsequent yr.