Brooke Henderson won her ninth LPGA Tour title to become Canada's most successful golfer of all time
Meijer LPGA Classic report: What happened?
Precisely eight weeks after matching Sandra Post’s record of eight LPGA Tour wins for a Canadian, Brooke Henderson is now the outright leader.
The 21-year-old claimed a wire-to-wire victory at the Meijer LPGA Classic at Blythefield Country Club in Michigan on Sunday to add to the Lotte Championship she won in April.
Henderson had a comfortable two-shot lead for much of the final round, before a bogey at 16 made it a nervy finish. But she managed to cling on to beat Lexi Thompson, Nasa Hataoka, Brittany Altomare and Oh Su-hyun by a single stroke.
Meijer LPGA Classic report: The talking point
The win means Henderson is now Canada’s most successful golfer of all time, overtaking Post as well as former Masters champion Mike Weir and George Knudson, who each had eight wins on the PGA Tour.
Henderson, who won her maiden major title at the age of 18, spoke to LG’s Joe Hughes recently about life on tour and how that affected her career.
Meijer LPGA Classic report: What she said
“That’s really cool,” Henderson said on becoming Canada’s most successful golfer.
“Earlier this year, to get my eighth win and to tie that record was a huge deal for me.
“To now breakthrough that is awesome. I’m just really excited for the rest of the summer and hopefully many more wins in the future. It’s really special.”
Meijer LPGA Classic report: Highlights
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Meijer LPGA Classic report: What’s next?
Henderson will be looking to continue her form this week as the third major of the year, the Women’s PGA Championship, gets underway at Hazeltine. Henderson, of course, won this title as an 18-year-old in 2016.