One major already this year and fresh off a win in Portland last week, Canada’s Brooke Henderson comes into this week’s Women’s US Open with a lot of optimism.
‘Major Championships, and especially the US Open, have always been amazing. Such a huge stage, and it’s such a different atmosphere than just week to week. And I love it. I played really well in U.S. Women’s Open’s, and I played really well in Major Championships because you really got to take a little bit of a different strategy. You really need to stay patient, which is something that I’ve worked on over the last few years. And I’m really excited for this week. And it’s a beautiful golf course and I’m just really excited’ she said.
‘I played really well in US Women’s Opens, and I played really well in Major Championships because you’ve really got to take a little bit of a different strategy. You really need to stay patient, which is something that I’ve worked on over the last few years. I’m really excited for this week and it’s a beautiful golf course,’ she said.
The world number two has enjoyed a meteoric rise in a short space of time, and in 2016 she has no fewer than seven top-10 finishes in addition to her two wins. The 18-year-old has had impressive showings in the US Open in the past, but will hope to do even better this time around, given how far she has come.
‘I’ve had two awesome weeks, my game is in a really good spot. I’m definitely a lot more confident coming into this week at world ranking number two and knowing that I’ve won a major championship before. I think it’s an amazing opportunity and possibly a chance to do something special, like I did at the KPMG [Women’s PGA Championship],’ she added.
The Ontario-born golfer is under no illusion that the CordeValle Golf Club layout will provide a stiff test this week.
‘I think this course sets up really well for my game. You’ve just got to hit it in the right spots and know where to miss it. I think this golf course does require strategy. There’s lots of opportunities to make birdies, and lots of opportunities just to make par and move on,’ Henderson said.
‘I think the back nine plays a lot tougher than the front nine. That’s where a lot of things might change, especially on Sunday afternoon. I really love the par-fives around here. I can get close to them or reach a lot of them in two, which is something that I like to think is an advantage over most of the field,’ she concluded.