The Manulife Financial LPGA Classic has announced that the fourth and fifth staging of the tournament will take place at Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge, Ont., after the first three playing's of the event took place at Grey Silo in nearby Waterloo.Brooke Henderson was in Ontario recently doing PR for the Manulife LPGA Event at Whistle Bear the first week of June.
She spoke with the Cambridge Times and here is her interview:
Turning pro just before the season, Henderson admits her first year trying to play the LPGA Tour will be a “rollercoaster” ride, especially since she was denied an underage exemption. Players must be 18 to play on the tour, unless given a pass. Since tying for third didn’t get her the exemption, she thinks it might take a win.
“Both Lydia Ko and Lexi Thompson, they all won before they were given the exemption. So fingers crossed for the next few weeks, maybe at the Manulife Classic,” Henderson said with a smile.
“A rule’s a rule and I respect that.”
Turning pro wasn’t an easy decision for Henderson, who had a golf scholarship at the University of Florida. Her initial intention was to enjoy her Grade 12 year and head down south in September. That changed.
“It was a huge decision,” she said.
“I was committed to the University of Florida and I was planning on going on a full ride and competing there and getting an education. Now, with the technology there is, I can get an education online or go later in life, it doesn’t really matter. Right now, I know my game is at a level where I know I can compete.”
Here’s a list of ladies who have confirmed their attendee for this years event: Stacy Lewis, Michelle Wie, Ko, Brittany Lincicome, Lorie Kane and Jennifer Kirby, Hee Young Park, Brittany Lang and defending champion Inbee Park.I can hardly wait for this event to come to Canadian Soil. Good luck to all our Canadian girls participating especially Past Ontario Junior Girl Champions at the Goderich Sunset: Brooke Henderson and Jennifer Kirby.