Hedwall is world’s top iron player

LET rookie Caroline Hedwall is currently leading the Greens in Regulation statistics across all the Worlds major golf tours.

LET rookie Caroline Hedwall is currently leading the Greens in Regulation statistics across all the Worlds major golf tours include the Ladies European Tour and its US equivalent, the LPGA Tour as well as the male US PGA, European and Asian Tours.

She is currently averaging a success rate of 82.03% which has been calculated over a qualifying 612 holes, or 11 tournaments, this year.

Ahead of the likes of Paula Creamer, Yani Tseng, Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson and Justin Rose, Hedwall is statistically the best iron player in the world at the moment.

In an exceptional first year so far as a professional golfer, Hedwall has won the New South Wales Open on the Australian Ladies Professional Golf tour on her pro debut in January, as well as taking two LET tournament titles; the Ladies Slovak Open in May, and the Finnair Masters in June.

She also upstaged major champions and Ryder Cup stars by winning the inaugural PowerPlay Golf event at Celtic Manor in Wales. Hedwall is currently listed third on the Henderson Money List, and 9th out of 82 in the Solheim Cup standings, for which she could be called up to represent Europe in September.

Hedwall is sponsored by Henderson Global Investors, who support the top three LET rookie to qualifiers for the tour each year. Henderson are now in their fifth year of supporting newcomers to the tour, helping them to cope financially with the pressures of their first year as professional golfers.

Hedwall’s fellow 2011 Henderson Rookies are Stacey Keating (AUS) and Jaclyn Sweeney (USA).

Both of these young women are enjoying a successful start to their careers and are in 42nd and 65th place on the Henderson Money List respectively.

Keating in particular has flourished this summer, achieving recent finishes of equal eighth at the Allianz Ladies Slovak Open, tied ninth at the Tenerife Ladies Match Play and 15th at the Finnair Masters.

Richard Wilson, Marketing Director at Henderson Global Investors said, “We are proud to be supporting Caroline Hedwall, Stacey Keating and Jaclyn Sweeney in their first year on the Ladies European Tour.

“We have been delighted with the girls’ success so far, and in particular would like to congratulate Caroline on her growing list of achievements. To be half way through her rookie year and to have won alreay is an oustanding accomplishment.

“Henderson’s sponsorship of the Rookies has gone from strength to strength since we became involved in 2007. The benefits of having a supportive sponsor from early on in a young golfer’s career is demonstrated by the achievements of the Henderson Rookies of the past five years, including Anna Nordqvist (2009) who won a major in her first year, and Kristie Smith (2010) and Christel Boeljon (2009) who have both had success on the Tour this year, winning individual LET titles.”