It was a perfect start to the 2023 season for Team TaylorMade’s newest member.
Brooke Henderson tallied her 13th career LPGA Tour victory with a wire-to-wire win at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions in her first start with 14 TaylorMade clubs and TP5x golf ball in the bag. Henderson expanded her contract with Team TaylorMade on Wednesday becoming the first athlete to go from a TaylorMade ball contract to a full bag agreement.
In the final round, Henderson held off chasers by 4 to card a closing-round 70. Among those top finishers were fellow Team TaylorMade athletes Charley Hull who finished T2 and Nelly Korda alone in third.
The win expanded Henderson’s otherworldly run at this event to 16 straight rounds under par going 54-under par in that span. After earning her place in the tournament via two wins in 2022 on the LPGA Tour with her TP5x golf ball, including a second major championship at the Amundi Evian Championship, Henderson started strong with rounds of 67-66-69 to take the 54-hole lead. Through those three rounds, Henderson hit 81 percent of fairways with an average driving distance of 261 yards with her Stealth 2 Plus 9.0° driver.
“I think all parts of the game were working really well this week, which that doesn’t always happen, so it was really nice to benefit from that and be able to hoist this trophy. Off the tee today maybe the drive wasn’t as good as the rest of the week, but it was still very consistent. Ball-striking gave myself a lot of good birdie looks, and especially the first three days made a lot of putts.”
– BROOKE HENDERSON