Brooke Henderson and the Brooke Brigade return to Ottawa

This week, the LPGA Tour returns to Canada this week for the first time since 2019 and we at Golf Town couldn’t be more excited to see Brooke Henderson tee it up on home soil – and the return of the Brooke Brigade!

On Tuesday, we announced the extension of our partnership with Brooke Henderson, allowing us to further build on our collective goal to grow the game for junior golfers.

The Brooke Brigade will be out in full force supporting Team Henderson across Canada. In an effort to grow the game for young fans, we will be offering juniors in attendance the unique chance to watch their hero from special viewing zones for Brooke Brigade members only, and will be handing out free t-shirts to the first 75 juniors each day to come to the Golf Town booth at the Ottawa Hunt Club. This is in addition to 250 Brooke Brigade kits we already handed out to juniors earlier this year at a Meet & Greet with Brooke at our Ottawa East store.

Brooke is coming into the CP Women’s Open after a wonderful summer that saw her capture the Amundi Evian Championship for her second major championship title. She backed that up with a tie for 7th at the AIG Women’s Open, her first top-10 finish at that major in her career.

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“It’s like the sixth major for me on the LPGA Tour, so it’s definitely a week that I want to peak for. I want to be playing my best,” Brooke said when she was in Ottawa in late-June to help promote the tournament.

Brooke has won twice on the LPGA Tour this year and has moved up to fifth in the world rankings. She’s also second on the LPGA Tour’s season-long Race to CME Globe!

She’s certainly got momentum on her side, and Brooke is eager to have the home-town support at the CP Women’s Open.

“It’s really close to home this year so there will be lots of people hopefully. It’s always a crazy week for me. It’s so much fun to have that much support and love from Canadian fans and to be able to play in front of them on home soil and just have the whole tour come and show them how we play every single week is pretty cool,” said Brooke. “I love that week, and I’m just really excited for it.”

In 2019 Brooke was in the final group on Sunday at the CP Women’s Open and eventually finished tied for third. Jin Young Ko, in the midst of a record-setting season and who is still ranked No.1 in the world, won that week at Magna Golf Club.

Ko will finally get a chance to defend her title this year in Ottawa alongside all of the game’s big names including Nelly Korda, Lydia Ko, Lexi Thompson, all of the major champions from this year, and 11 other Canadians.

All of the past seven CP Women’s Open winners will be in the field along with 87 of the top 100 players in the world.

The final field will be confirmed on Monday August 22 after the Monday Qualifier at The Marshes Golf Club in Kanata.

2022 will mark Brooke’s 11th appearance at the CP Women’s Open. She first teed it up as a young teenager in 2012 and of course, captured the title in 2018 in Regina.

Brooke’s last appearance in Ottawa did not come without drama! Needing a birdie on her final hole Friday to make the cut, Brooke knocked a fairway wood on the green on the par-5 9th and ended up two-putting for the much-needed birdie. She would go out Saturday and fire a course-record 63 at Ottawa Hunt Club. Brooke went on to finish tied for 12th that year.

With plenty of excitement around this year’s CP Women’s Open – ‘The Rink’ hole will make its debut! – and with Golf Town Athlete Brooke Henderson playing some of her best golf of the season, it’s set to be an amazing week.

Show us how you’re cheering for Brooke

We want to see how Canadians are cheering on Brooke from across the country. Starting August 25-28, post a photo of how you’re cheering on Brooke to Instagram or Twitter using hashtag #BrookeBrigade and tag @golftown for your chance to win a Brooke Brigade prize pack, which includes a signed flag, $500 gift card, and more! For full contest details, click here.

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One thought on “Brooke Henderson and the Brooke Brigade return to Ottawa”

  1. Brooke not only has the most awesome smile.She is,by far,Canada’s best golfer.I wish her all the best in the Canadian Railway championship being played in Ottawa.
    I feel she has many more wins in her future.
    Go Brooke Go
    Golf town is definitely Canada’s best place to shop for anything related to golf.We desperately need a Golftown venue here in St.John’s,Newfoundland & Labrador.