Brooke Henderson wins the 2nd career major at the Evian Championship


Brooke Henderson closed the Amundi Evian Championship strong on Sunday to win her second career major, helped by three birdies in the final five holes.

Smiths Falls, Ont. native led a two-shot lead into the final round in Evian-les-Bains, France, thanks in large part to being the first player in LPGA history to start a major with two rounds of 64 or less. The 24-year-old shot a 71 in the fourth round to clinch her win, finishing one shot ahead of USA’s Sophia Schubert.

Henderson found herself in a six-man tie for the first time after bugging the 11th hole, facing real adversity for the first time in days after leading the majority of the tournament.

She closed strong to take first place with back-to-back birdies on the 14th and 15th holes, eventually passing Schubert on the final hole with a birdie putt.

The win marks Henderson’s first major win since the 2016 PGA Women’s Championship.

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