Brooke Henderson became the winningest Canadian pro golfer on Sunday, taking the 2019 Meijer LPGA Classic for her second win of the year and her ninth-career win.
Henderson, who opened with back-to-back 64s in the first two rounds at Blytheville Country Club in Grand Rapids, Mich., closed on the weekend with 69 and 70 to hang on for a one-shot win over four players.
The ninth win in Henderson’s career puts her ahead of the likes of Mike Weir, George Knudson and Sandra Post to become the pro golfer, male or female, from Canada with the most prolific career. In April, she joined the trio with her eighth-career LPGA win at the Lotte Championship.
“Earlier this year to get my eighth win (in Hawaii) and to tie that record was a huge deal for me,” said Henderson after the win. “To now to kind of break through that is awesome and I’m just really excited for the rest of the summer and hopefully many more wins in the future.”
For the 21-year-old Henderson, this has been a good stop in her young career. She has won at Blytheville two times now. Both wins this season, including at the Lotte Championship in April, have marked her second wins at a previous venue.
Interestingly enough, Henderson has now won three times in her career on Father’s Day.
“I’m so happy that both my mom and my dad can be out here to watch my sister and I win this,” Henderson said after the win. “It’s always special when they’re here, especially on Father’s Day. And especially to get my ninth win on the LPGA Tour, that’s pretty cool. To have that celebration on 18 surrounded by family, friends and incredible fans that were out here all week is really awesome.”