Brooke Henderson is making a habit of winning one on Father’s Day for dad Dave. Her fourth career LPGA Tour win at the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Mich., came on Father’s Day, two years after her first Symetra Tour victory took place at the Four Winds Invitational, also on Father’s Day in 2015. She talked about that in this interview I did with her after that victory … Her victory in Grand Rapids moved Henderson up two spots on the women’s world rankings, from 15th to 13th this week, which she’s taking off from tour play. She is also tied for second in overall LPGA birdies with 206 and sixth on the tour money list with $592,765 …
Best gift I could have given my dad today!! Happy Father's Day to my #1 fan ?? pic.twitter.com/KYghzHA4rW
— Brooke Henderson (@BrookeHenderson) June 18, 2017
Maude-Aimee Leblanc leads the LPGA in average driving distance at 278.118 yards …GNN apologizes for not providing our regular tour roundup on Sunday evening, when a technical glitch prevented us from doing so. It is worth noting that Derek Gillespie of Oshawa, Ont., had a T9 finish at PGA Tour Latinoamerica’s BMW Jamaica Classic in Montego Bay, where he finished at 16 under. You can see the final leaderboard here … On the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada, Robby Shelton of Wilmer, Ala., won the GolfBC Championship in Kelowna, with Vancouver’s Seann Harlingten tying for seventh and earning Freedom 55 Canadian Player of the Week honours. Jared du Toit, in just his second pro event, tied for ninth at 12 under. That leaderboard is here … Adam Hadwin remains just outside automatic selection territory for the International team at this year’s Presidents Cup. With the top 10 earning automatic picks, Hadwin is 11th in the standings this week … After his U.S. Open appearance on the weekend, Hadwin will play again this week at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Ct., along with Graham DeLaet, Brad Fritsch, David Hearn, Mackenzie Hughes and Nick Taylor … On the Web.com Tour, Corey Conners, Justin Shin, Ben Silverman, Adam Svensson and Ryan Yip are at the Lincoln Land Charity Championship in Springfield, Ill. … Stephen Ames and Rod Spittle are at the PGA Tour Champions American Family Insurance Championship in Madison, Wisc. … On the LPGA Tour, Jennifer Ha, Alena Sharp and Leblanc at at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship in Rogers, Ark. … Brittany Marchand, Brogan McKinnon, Megan Osland, Samantha Richdale, Augusta James, Anne-Catherine Tanguay, Sara-Maude Juneau, Elizabeth Tong, Anna Kim, Taylor Kim, Jennifer Kirby are at the Symetra Tour’s Island Resort Championship in Harris, Mich … Last week’s GNN Poll asked if the overall Canadian economy is headed towards boom, bust or stagnation. A solid majority, or 69 per cent of respondents, went with stagnation, with another 16 per cent voting bust and 15 per cent saying boom … This week’s poll question is a repeat from earlier this year to see if anything has changed, considering weather/economic conditions so far in 2017. How secure do you feel in your current job? As of this writing, 54 per cent say they’re concerned about their jobs, 27 per cent believe their status is solid and 19 per cent say pass the Want Ads. If you haven’t done so already, you can cast your vote on the GNN home page.