The Weekend Wrap – Nice Cheques For Henderson and Hughes

Two Ontario pro golfers had nice paydays over the weekend.

T-4 For Henderson

In Singapore, Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ontario made an early charge in the final round but stalled after six birdies in her first ten holes.

7-time major winner Inbee Park kept rolling though, on her way to a -19 total to win the HSBC Women’s Champions. Her total was five strokes better than Henderson could muster.

Henderson (67-70-71-66) ended up as part of a trio of golfers who shared 4th place. That included overnight leader Michelle Wie and Ha Na Jang.

Although Henderson made her early charge, she was betrayed by her putter slightly as she missed a few other short to mid-length opportunities that could have taken her even higher up the leaderboard.

I got off to a great start, 5-under through nine holes, and only one birdie on the back,” she commented after the round. “But I gave myself a lot of great chances today and I was able to capitalize on a lot of them. It was nice to see my name up on the leaderboard, so hopefully over the next few weeks I’ll see more of that.”

Henderson earned (USD) $65,589 for her efforts in Singapore. She is projected to rise from 30th to 11th place in the Race To The CME Globe.

The only other Canadian in the field, Alena Sharp of Hamilton, earned 59th place. (75-74-74-71).

Mackenzie In Mexico

Dundas, Ontario Mackenzie Hughes has a respectable first appearance in a WGC – World Championship. The rookie PGA TOUR member finished in a share of 32nd place at the WGC – Mexico Championships in Mexico City.

Rounds of 70-70-73-70 (-1) earned his a cheque of $70,500. That brings his season total to $1,626,394.

He now sits in 10th place in the FedEx Cup Points Race.

Hearn At Valspar Championship

David Hearn is currently the only Ontario golfer in the field for this week’s PGA TOUR Valspar Championship. Several other Ontario pros are in the field at the Monday Qualifier including Corey Conners, Taylor Pendrith, Michael Gligic, Ben Silverman and Brad Fritsch.

2 Comments on "The Weekend Wrap – Nice Cheques For Henderson and Hughes"

  1. Still such a discrepancy between men & women when it comes to pay day in golf. Henderson, a woman, tied for 4th gets $65,500. While Hughes, a man, finishes 32nd gets a cheque for $70,500. It’s time for the golf community & sponsors to recognize this discrepancy and do something about it! In my opinion, women work just as hard on their game before a tournament and during it as the men. Time to give equal pay to these women!

    • Gail – Equal pay is a relative term, golf tournaments like any business have a certian amount of revenue that comes in (sponsorship, tickets sales, hospitality etc.) and from that they pay their costs which includes the players purse.Hopefully they end up with a profit for the host club, the tour and the charity the event supports. I agree with you that If the revenue from the two tournaments was somewhat equal then the payouts should be equal. ( i have been to some LPGA events and the golf is first class) but obviously that isn’t the case. In this instance we are also comparing an LPGA event in Signapore to a World Golf Championship event ( many regular PGA events do not pay $70K for 32 place). From my perspective equal pay is if the percentage paid for where they finish is comparable regardless of tour – so while not the same dollar amount, they should be roughly the same percentage of the total purse paid in each case.

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