JOHNS CREEK, Georgia – Brooke Henderson will have big sister Brittany back on the bag for this week’s KPMG Women’s PGA, her brother-in-law confirmed.
Brittany’s work visa expired on June 15, but new work cards were printed just in time for the third major of the year.
“I’m thankful to be back on the bag for my sister,” said Brittany, a native of Smiths Falls, Ontario. “and excited to get to back to work at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.”
Last September, Brittany married Zach Sepanik, who hails from Grand Rapids and works for the LPGA’s communications team, and applied for new immigration status. The couple bought a house in Naples, Florida, after they wed and have been working with Senator Marco Rubio’s office to expedite the paperwork.
Brooke, a 10-time winner on tour who won the 2016 KPMG, played for the first time since February 2016 without Brittany on the bag at last week’s Meijer LPGA Classic and missed the cut with rounds of 75-67.
Brooke Henderson of Canada lines up a putt on the 10th green during the third round of the 2020 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Aronimink Golf Club on October 10, 2020, in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
A two-time winner of the Meijer (2017 and 2019), Brooke said the biggest change with having someone else on the bag was a dip in her confidence. She had veteran caddie Everette Nini working for her last week in Grand Rapids and early week in Georgia.
“We’ve worked together for five years, and she just knows me so well, so things are very easy,” Brooke explained. “Everett was great. He did a great job. I didn’t play that well, but he was right there for me and helped me out a lot.
“I think just explaining what I wanted to happen and speaking my mind, where normally Brit kind of knows what I’m thinking already, so that was probably the biggest challenge. Somewhere down the road when I do have another caddie, I just have to remember to speak clearly and really explain what I’m trying to do.”