JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Brooke Henderson missed her sister dearly. The player-caddie duo was compelled to separate after Brittany Henderson’s visa expired on June 15.
The Meijer LPGA Basic was the primary event Brittany has missed in 5 years. To place that in perspective, Brooke has performed greater than 100 tournaments since her sister began on the bag.
“I positively miss her,” Henderson mentioned Tuesday right here at Atlanta Athletic Membership. “We positively make a terrific workforce. Hopefully, [she comes back] sooner [rather] than later.”
The correct caddie is every part for a participant. Inbee Park and her caddie Brad Beecher are an instance of a particular pair that has been going sturdy for almost 15 years. “All people is aware of that we’re positively greater than associates, greater than a caddie and a participant relationship,” Park mentioned just a few years in the past. “He has at all times been on my aspect, even generally when my mother and father and my husband thought that my choice was incorrect. He was at all times on my aspect, completely, and he actually trusts me, and I actually belief him.”
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Beecher couldn’t caddie for Park at this yr’s HSBC Girls’s World Championship in Singapore due to COVID-19 restrictions. Her husband, Gi Hyeob Nam, changed Beecher for the week and Park completed third total. Whereas Inbee’s loyal companion couldn’t be on the bag, her efficiency illustrates that enjoying alongside somebody you’re comfy with and belief is a significant part to nice golf.
Henderson actually understands that. She discovered that excellent recipe a very long time in the past when her older sister Brittany started caddying for her. They’re enterprise companions, greatest associates, one another’s assist techniques – and, better of all, sisters.
“We have labored collectively for 5 years, and he or she simply is aware of me so effectively, so issues are very simple,” Henderson mentioned.
Final week, buddy and veteran caddie Everette Nini was on Henderson’s bag. She doesn’t blame her missed reduce on her sister’s absence, but it surely was an adjustment to have a special caddie.
“Everett was nice,” Henderson mentioned. “He did a terrific job. I did not play that effectively, however he was proper there for me and helped me out so much. Someplace down the highway after I do have one other caddie, I simply have to recollect to talk clearly and actually clarify what I am attempting to do. Usually, Brit type of is aware of what I am considering already, in order that was most likely the most important problem.”
Fortunately, the ready sport is over, the visa difficulty has been resolved, and Brittany Henderson will likely be on her sister’s bag this week on the KMPG.
“I’m grateful to be again on the bag for my sister and excited to get again to work on the KPMG Girls’s PGA Championship,” Brittany mentioned.