Following her victory at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, Brooke Henderson revealed that it was a dream come true to win a major.
The Canadian’s flawless six-under 66 in the final round was enough for her to force a playoff with Lydia Ko, which she won with a birdie on the first extra hole.
The 18-year-old revealed that it has always been a dream to win a major
“I mean of course I thought it was – it was a dream and I thought it was possible,” quipped Henderson after the victory.
“Did I know it was actually going to happen? No way. But I’m extremely grateful.”
Henderson arrived at the 11th two-under-par for the round but trailing leader Ko. With her second landing just short of the green, Henderson whipped out the putter and drained a superb long-range putt.
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“When that putt went in on No.11 for eagle, that was kind of like the huge jump forward, huge momentum changer,” revealed the Ontario native.
“And then things just went pretty well. A good save on 14 out of the bunker. And then good putts on 17 and 18 to kind of finish it.”
Henderson added that the support around the Sahalee Country Club was something special.
“The last couple of days the support for Canada has been really incredible,” she continued.
“Walking down the fairway we were yelling my name. But last time they were just yelling Go Canada. And that was kind of a surreal feeling. I can’t really put words to it. But I’d like to say that I am the Canadian face of women’s golf. And I’d like to say I’m a good athlete for Canada.”