Brooke Henderson is officially a two-time major champion, capturing the 2022 Evian Championship trophy Sunday.
A six-year gap separates the Canadian’s two titles, winning her first major in 2016 at the Women’s PGA Championship.
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In a thrilling end to a chaotic final round, Henderson sunk an eight-foot birdie putt on the 18th to secure victory. Henderson finished 17-under 267 at France’s Evian Resort Gold Club to edge American Sophia Schubert by one stroke, carding an even-par 71 Sunday.
The 24-year-old kept her composure as a group of golfers jostled for the lead, with the back nine at one point featuring a seven-way tie for first. Hanging onto Schubert, the duo entered the 18th hole tied before Henderson sealed the win with her impressive birdie putt.
“Going into the back nine, you know the saying is that majors are won on the back nine on Sundays, so I just tried to keep that frame of mind and knew that I was still in it if I could have a solid back,” Henderson said following her victory. “I was able to make a few birdies which was nice and then obviously to make that birdie on 18 makes it really nice.”
Lydia Ko, Kim Hyo-joo, Charley Hull, Carlota Ciganda and Mao Saigo all finished 15-under, two strokes off the lead.