Withdrew: Brooke Henderson, from this week’s ISPS Handa Vic Open in Australia. Henderson, 21, a Canadian and seven-time winner on the LPGA, cited an undisclosed illness. She is No. 9 in the Rolex Rankings.
Announced: By the U.S. Golf Association, that Japan’s Shigeki Maruyama will deliver the keynote during the USGA Golf Innovation Symposium in Tokyo on March 12-13. The fifth edition of the symposium will unite some of golf’s top researchers to share best practices. Maruyama, a three-time winner on the PGA Tour, and countryman Koji Murofushi, who won the hammer throw in the 2004 Olympics, will share keynote duties in a prelude to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.