Henderson granted major exemption

A sponsor's exemption means that the 17-year-old will join the field at the Westchester Country Club in New York on June 11-14.

Henderson has enjoyed a promising start to life as a professional, with her best showing a third-place finish at the recent Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, a tournament in which she held the 54-hole lead.

The Canadian has won four professional titles on the Canadian Women's Tour, and excelled as an amateur. When Henderson turned professional in December 2014 she was the world's top-ranked amateur.