Henderson missing for Australian event
Brooke Henderson will not be playing at this week's ISPS Handa Vic Open after she was forced to pull out because of illness.
World number nine Henderson was due to feature in her second tournament of the season, having finished tied-sixth in the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions.
However, the 21-year-old Canadian, who broke her Major duck at the 2016 Women's PGA Championship, has been struck down by illness and has been forced to pull out of the event at 13th Beach GC in Victoria.
Confirming the news on Twitter, Henderson wrote: "I'm sad to announce that I, unfortunately, must withdraw from the ISPS Handa Vic Open due to illness. While I am disappointed that I am unable to compete this week, I wish all the best to the tournament staff, sponsors, and competitors.
"Thank you for your ongoing support."
James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.