Brooke Henderson gears up for LPGA's Canadian Women's Open

Brooke Henderson will be a part of the LPGA's Canadian Women's Open this week in Edmonton. (Reuters)

Brooke Henderson will be a part of the LPGA's Canadian Women's Open this week in Edmonton. (Reuters)

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:37 AM ET

EDMONTON - Brooke Henderson recalls breaking 80 for the first time when she was 11, and giggles at the thought of people trying for 30 years and never cracking that magic barrier.

Don't even ask about 70 unless you want to really feel bad about your own game.

"I started really young, like three or four," said the Smiths Falls prodigy, adding all the hours spent on driving ranges and putting greens never really seem like work.

"I just love to play. I love to get out there and practise as much as I can. I just love the game and can't wait to get out there every day."

She's 15 now, and to no one's great surprise, already boasts a record-breaking resume heading into this week's CN Canadian Women's Open at Royal Mayfair:

- Youngest player to ever win the Canadian Amateur Championship (15).

- Youngest player to ever win a professional golf tournament (a Canadian Women's Tour event at 14).


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