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Henderson withdraws from USWO for personal reasons

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Updated at 5:46 p.m. ET

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Brooke Henderson has withdrawn from the U.S. Women’s Open.

The USGA announced her WD about an hour before her scheduled 8:08 a.m. CT tee time Friday at Shoal Creek. She cited personal reasons with the USGA reporting she was headed home to be with her family in Ottawa, Canada.

Late Friday afternoon, Dave Henderson, Brooke’s father, informed the Ottawa Sun that his daughter withdrew because of an illness in the family.

Henderson opened the championship with a 1-over-par 73. At 20, she is already a six-time LPGA winner. She was seeking her second major championship victory this week. She won the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship two years ago.