Brooke Henderson to play in LPGA major

Canadian teen golf sensation Brooke Henderson will play in her first LPGA major next week. (Adam...

Canadian teen golf sensation Brooke Henderson will play in her first LPGA major next week. (Adam Hunger/Reuters/Files)

TIM BAINES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:59 PM ET

OTTAWA - Brooke Henderson will tee off next week in the LPGA's first major of the year -- the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Henderson, from Smiths Falls, Ont., owns the No. 6 spot on the World Amateur Golf Rankings and is the youngest player to win a professional golf tournament -- a Canadian Women's Tour event when she was 14. She's also won at the South Atlantic Amateur, the International Junior Orange Bowl, the Sprint International, the Canadian Women's Amateur and the South American Amateur.

Henderson, 16, will play in her first Kraft Nabisco Championship after finishing 35th in the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic and 59th in the U.S. Women's Open in 2013. She's also competed in the Canadian Women's Open on two occasions (2012 & 2013)."‹

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