- After a tumultuous final round, the Canadian won the Evian Championship by one stroke on Sunday. At the 18th hole, he accomplished this by making an 8-foot birdie putt.
Six years of waiting for Brooke Henderson to win a second major championship are done.
The Canadian won the Evian Championship Sunday by one shot after a chaotic final round. He did this by sinking an 8-foot birdie putt at the 18th hole.
Following an even-par round of 71 that put her at 17-under 267 and ahead of Sophia Schubert, an LPGA rookie who was one of many to challenge Henderson at the Evian Resort Golf Club, Henderson was showered in champagne by her fellow competitors on the 18th green.
With one more shot remaining, Mao Saigo (64), Lydia Ko (66), Charley Hull (67), Hyo Joo Kim (67), and Carlota Ciganda were all tied for third place (68).
Henderson, who took home the Women’s PGA Championship at 18, has a two-shot lead on Over Yeon Ryu going into the final round. Thanks to a birdie from Ryu and a bogey from Henderson, it was over after the first hole.
With that, the fourth major of the year’s final round got off to a chaotic start that included four-putts from Henderson as well as Ryu, a spectator collecting up a ball that dribbled into the rough and fell at her feet, and — briefly on the back nine — a seven-way tie for the lead.
There were 13 different leaders, with Henderson temporarily losing his lead when Schubert (68) made a birdie at hole 12 to get up to 15 under.
With birdies at holes 14 and 15, Henderson kept her composure and kept up with Schubert. When they reached the 18th hole, Schubert, playing in the group ahead of Henderson, was tied for the lead.
Henderson fired a wayward hook off the tee, but the ball bounced off the trees and back into the rough before Schubert’s birdie putt landed just inches from the cup.
Henderson positioned herself and fired her third shot to 8 feet from 107 yards away. Henderson knelt as the ball fell into the cup because she knew she would make the birdie.
She once again came out on top.
Source: CTV News
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