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Some news and views, notes and quotes as Rideau View's Golf Insider C.J. Stevenson takes a look at what's ahead in the world of golf ... Brooke Henderson with some new sticks in the bag ... Brad Fritsch back at it and has some advice for young pros ...
With the LPGA having a break in the schedule this week, Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls was back in town for a couple of events and to break in some new irons. She has a set of PING i irons in her bag.
They are about an inch longer than her old set, said father and coach Dave Henderson, bringing them up to about men's standard length.
That might sound long for a player who's about 5-foot-5, but keep in mind Brooke chokes up on each club. Always has, always will, she said. She's hitting each of the irons somewhere around three yards longer, so there will be a short period of adjustment.
Henderson, the fifth-ranked player in the world, will be back at it when the LPGA resumes with the Kingsmill Championship presented by JTBC in Williamsburg, Va., May 19-22.
Rideau View member Brad Fritsch is back at it on the Web.com Tour after the Tour took a week off and it's a home game for Fritsch. He'll get to sleep in his own bed for the Rex Hospital Open in Raleigh, N.C.
Fritsch is second on the Web.com money list with $186,989.58 and is set to earn his PGA TOUR card for 2016-17.
Fritsch sat down with PGATOUR.com and you can read what he had to say here: http://www.pgatour.com/webcom/.../2016/05/10/brad-fritsch.html
The man to beat is Kyle Thompson, who has won the Rex Hospital Open three times, the only Web.com Tour player to win the same event three times.
He won it in 2007, '11 and '15 which had him come up with this good line: he said he was 'like the Olympics, (showing) up every four years."