LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA | There isn’t much to nitpick about Brooke Henderson’s game. She hits it long; she hits it straight and she makes putts. So the naysayers look elsewhere to find flaws. The easiest aspect to question is her approach, which drips with an aggression that, from a fan perspective, is flat-out fun to watch. And, at least so far, it has worked just fine.
At only 21, Henderson already has eight LPGA victories, including the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA, top-10 finishes in eight other majors and at least one victory for five consecutive seasons with two wins in each of the last three years.
Maybe her resume would be fatter if she were more strategic. Her Rolex Ranking would likely be higher if she adjusted her schedule to accumulate world-ranking points. In the last 16 months, Henderson has three wins and another 12 top-10 finishes while Lexi Thompson has one win and eight top-10s. Thompson is the seventh-ranked player in the world. Henderson is ranked eighth.
What we know is this: Henderson’s style puts a smile on he...
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