Talking points of the week

Brooke Henderson‘s triumph at the Lotte Championship in Honolulu was the sixth in her LPGA career.

She is now just two victories short of tying Sandra Post for the most wins by a Canadian player in LPGA history.

Which when you consider that she is still only 20 years old, seems a very achievable aim for her.

With a final score of 12-under-par, her sister Brittany caddied for her as she took a four-stroke victory over Azahara Munoz.

Henderson said: “The wind conditions were incredible, it was so windy every day and I think Brit and I did an incredible job of adjusting to it. This is really another dream come true and I couldn’t have done it without my sister.”

“Watching Pernilla Lindberg win her first major gave me a lot of motivation and it really inspired me. I watched the play off and the grit and the determination that she had, I thought that I could do that too. I kind of owe a lot to her this week.”

Back in the UK, the groups for the Golf Sixes tournament were drawn.

This resulted in the England Women’s team of Georgia Hall and Charley Hull being placed in the same group as Team England, made up of Eddie Pepperell and Matt Wallace. Both teams will also go head-to-head with Sweden and South Africa.

The team event, played at the Centurion Club, St Albans on 5-6 May will also see the Captains Team of Catriona Matthew and Thomas Bjørn take on Australia, Spain and South Korea.

Meanwhile, the European Women’s team of Mel Reid and Suzann Pattersen were drawn with Denmark, Thailand and the USA.

The pairing of Hall and Hull promises to be a formidable combination.

When asked how she fancied their chances, Hall said: “Charley and I have similar games, we’re also very competitive and similar in that way. Even growing up we played in tournaments together.”

“It will be different for us as well. We are used to playing against the same players every week so to be against the men will be cool.”

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