Brooke Henderson went on the win the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship this weekend, making her the second youngest golfer to win a women’s major.
Henderson beat out Lydia Ko in an incredible playoff match to keep 19-year-old Ko from winning her third straight major. Henderson and Ko hugged it out before Henderson was doused with water and beer by fellow Canadian player Alena Sharp.
This is Henderson’s first major win and she was repping Canada hard!
— Brooke Henderson (@BrookeHenderson) June 13, 2016
“This might be like winning the Stanley Cup for me,” she said, “This, or Olympic gold.”
Is this a hint that Henderson wants in on the Olympic team this summer? If she keeps playing like this there’s no doubt Canada would jump on the opportunity to have her compete. Even Canadian golfer Mike Weir made a shoutout on Twitter congratulating her!
Huge congrats to @BrookeHenderson on her big win! Joining a legend like Sandra Post is a huge accomplishment!
— Weirsy (@MikeWeir) June 13, 2016
When it comes to the stats, this infographic says it all!
It may not be the Stanley Cup but Brooke Henderson has definitely made Canada proud!