Brooke Henderson, a Canadian golfer, won the prestigious Evian Championship after defeating many notable names. She has only won her second Major six years after winning the Women’s PGA Championship. She played well on the last day of the competition, ending with a total of -17 strokes, and won the Evian Championship this year.
Sophia Schubert, an American golfer, finished second with a total score of -16 strokes. Meanwhile, Olympic bronze medalist Lydia Ko (New Zealand) finished in T3 (3rd place) with a total score of -15 strokes, tied with four other players.
Unfortunately for former world number one and reigning Olympic champion Nelly Korda (USA), after two days of strong competition, she slowed down in the final two days, ending T8, with a total score of -13 strokes.
It is a major system tournament (equivalent to the nature of Grand Slam tournaments in tennis). The new Evian Championship is Nelly Korda’s first important tournament in which she has competed fully in relative form. That’s why Nelly Korda increased her determination to compete in this event and win the prize.
The American female golfer sustained a hematoma injury in her arm in the first half of 2022, therefore she spent the majority of her time recuperating.
According to the former American world number one: “I recently took a sabbatical from playing to be healthy. Even though I haven’t played in almost a year, I’m content.”
“I wasn’t sure if I could return at first, but now I’m here. It is fantastic to be back in this familiar atmosphere” Nelly Korda also contributed. However, due to her inactivity over the last six months, Nelly Korda has dropped to the third position in the international rankings.
Evian-Les-Bains is an affluent resort town in southeastern France on the Lac Leman (French for Lake Geneva; Central Europe’s second largest freshwater lake in terms of surface area). Brooke Henderson is the new queen of Countess Anna de Noailles (1876-1933; a great writer, poet, and feminist).
Brooke Henderson became the first Canadian woman to win the Evian Championship (Par71) in its 29th edition, dating back to 1994 before the Major was acknowledged.
Henderson led his opponents by two strokes after three rounds at Evian Resort Golf Club, shooting 64-64-68.
Brooke Henderson demonstrated grit before the final: “It feels nice to get off to a good start at a major. I believe I am performing admirably. It would be fantastic if I could win the championship “.
“I’m quite certain. I’m not a fully technical golfer, but I believe I did correct some of the technical errors I’ve made in the past, “Brooke Henderson elaborated.
When the final matchday arrived, the situation for Henderson was not simple. She bogeyed the opening hole (par4).
Things got considerably worse on the sixth (par4) hole. Brooke made a double bogey and lost the lead in the championship race.
Henderson received her first birdie point on hole 7, but it was insufficient to help her truly comprehend psychology. On the 10th hole, the 23-year-old made another bogey.
Henderson stood tall in the face of tremendous pressure from his opponents. On holes 14 and 15, the young Canadian girl made two consecutive birdies. As a result, she tied the score with her American opponent, Sophia Schubert. Both have -16 points, and the championship will be determined over the final three holes.
Henderson’s fourth birdie of the day and 22nd of the tournament came on the 18th hole (par 4). On the other hand, Schubert missed the birdie and required five strokes to get the ball into the hole.
“It has been a very thrilling day. It didn’t begin as I had hoped, but I’m as patient as I can be in difficult situations.” Henderson was pleased after finishing the fourth round with 71 strokes. With a total of 267 strokes, he won the Evian Championship 2022 by one stroke over Schubert.
“I struggled through the first nine holes. They claim the Majors are decided on the final nine holes. So I simply try to keep my head up and remember that I’m on my own. If you play well, you can still contend for the championship.”
Brooke Henderson won the Evian Championship for the first time since American Angela Stanford in 2018.
Since Natalie Gulbis won the championship in 2007, only the two North American players mentioned above have won Evian, including the time when the European tournament was recognized by the LPGA Tour Major (2013) and two systems in the same organization.
Chun In Gee presently owns the absolute record for the fewest strokes in the Majors, including men’s and women’s golf, with a -21 in 2016.
Brooke Henderson exclaimed, “Oh, my God!” after making a birdie putt on the 18th hole with Brittany, her seven-year-old sister, and caddy. She has won her second LPGA Tour title this year, following the ShopRite LPGA Classic a month ago, and has a total of 12 career victories.
This is Henderson’s second Major championship. Her previous title came in the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. The Canadian golf prodigy is demonstrating why she is the best golfer in Canadian professional event history.
Henderson also became the first Canadian golfer in history to win more than one major at the Evian Championship.
“Winning my first major tournament in 2016 transformed my life,” Henderson stated following in a press conference. “My world ranking soared, and I gained even more attention from fans and the media. It also made me feel like I belonged in golf and was capable of competing for championships. Big opponents, majors, and battles with the greatest in the world
It was a lovely sensation. I haven’t felt this way in a long time. It’s an honor to win a Major. I just try to convey myself as much as possible.”
Henderson won a $1 million prize after winning Evian. She is now on her way to Scotland to compete in the AIG Women’s Open, also known as the British Open, the final Major of the year for women’s golf, which is held in the first week of August.