A rule change forced Brooke Henderson to change her driver.

A drive to be the best convinced Henderson to adjust her putting grip.

Both clubs worked wonderfully on Sunday when the winningest Canadian golfer in history captured her 11th career LPGA Tour title — the ShopRite LPGA Classic in New Jersey.

While the driver change was well known — LPGA rules changed in the spring to make a 46-inch driver the maximum (Henderson previously had a 48-inch club) — the new putting grip was revealed by fellow LPGAer Morgan Pressel on Sunday’s TV broadcast.

Henderson made the switch to the left hand as her low hand earlier this month.

“People are always telling me to work on my putting, so just trying to slow progress and trying to get a little bit better and a little bit more consistent,” Henderson told reporters. “So always trying to figure out … It’s been working really well and I feel a lot more comfortable, so it’s great working with my sister and my dad, and hopefully make a ton more putts in the future.”

As for the driver, Henderson still doesn’t like the fact she had to change.

“The driver is very unfortunate that I had to switch,” she said. “It’s been a lot of extra hard work that I had to put in, a lot of extra testing and trying to get the right thing.”

“About a month and a half ago, I switched again to a new shaft that has been working great. I’m really excited about it. I feel like I’ve got a lot of my distance back that I lost when I had to make the switch down to the shorter driver, so that’s really exciting.”

After withdrawing from a tournament because of illness and then missing two straight cuts, Henderson tied for 15th at the U.S. Women’s Open (her first tournament with the new putting stroke) before returning to the winner’s circle on Sunday.

Always known for her ball striking and distance off the tee, Henderson has searched for ways to improve her putting.

Henderson is 18th in average driving distance and 62nd in putting average this season.

“The girls out here, they’re amazing putters, so unless you continue every day to try to get a little bit better yourself, you’re going to fall behind,” Henderson said.

“So the left-hand-low, for this to be the first win I have with it — I have used it on and off a couple years ago — (and) to have to work and get my first win with it is pretty exciting.”

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