Brooke Henderson wins second career major title
The GIST: Smiths Falls, Ontario’s very own Brooke Henderson notched her second career major title (and her first since 2016!) with yesterday’s down-to-the-wire Evian Championship win, earning $1M in prize money in the process. Time to freakin’ par-tee.
Trail to the trophy: Sitting atop the leaderboard heading into yesterday’s final round, Henderson struggled to get started on Sunday, blowing her lead over American Sophia Schubert after recording a bogey and double-bogey in the front nine.
- But the 12-time LPGA champion didn’t back down, leveling her score with Schubert ahead of the 18th hole, before draining a walk-off birdie to win the tourney. Move over, Marie-Philip Poulin, there’s a new Captain Clutch in town.
The context: The win is especially refreshing for Henderson, who had a rocky first half of the season after an LPGA rule change forced her to alter the specs of her driver (a very important club), which impacted her swing.
- With two wins under her belt this year, Henderson’s clearly figured things out. Next up? Going fore a 13th tour win at this weekend’s Women’s Scottish Open.