Thu, 29 Jul 2021

Brooke Henderson's sister back on bag in time for major

Field Level Media
24 Jun 2021, 02:19 GMT+10

Canadian Brooke Henderson's older sister, Brittany, will resume her duties as Brooke's caddie this week at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.

The work visa of Brittany Henderson, who is from Canada but lives in the United States, expired on June 15 but a new one now is in effect.

"I'm thankful to be back on the bag for my sister and excited to get to back to work," Brittany said, per Golfweek.

Last weekend at the Meijer LPGA Classic, where Brooke was the defending champion, her caddie was veteran Evertte Nini. She missed the cut following rounds of 75 and 67.

It was the first time Brooke, 23, had played without her sister on her bag since February 2016.

But Brittany is back in time for the third major of the LPGA season, and Brooke told Golfweek she's happy to have her back.

"We've worked together for five years, and she just knows me so well, so things are very easy," said Brooke, who is ranked No. 5 in the world. "Evertte was great. He did a great job. I didn't play that well, but he was right there for me and helped me out a lot.

"I think just explaining what I wanted to happen and speaking my mind, where normally Brit kind of knows what I'm thinking already, so that was probably the biggest challenge. Somewhere down the road when I do have another caddie, I just have to remember to speak clearly and really explain what I'm trying to do."

The Women's PGA Championship begins Thursday at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga. Sei Young Kim of South Korea is the defending champion.

--Field Level Media

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