Brooke Henderson started the final day of The Amundi Evian Championship with a two-shot lead. After one hole it had evaporated and the race was on.
Despite a three-putt, a four-putt, and plenty of daunting scenarios caused by the pressure provided by the play of numerous competitors, Brooke Henderson made it to the finish line on Sunday. Her -17 total surpassed LPGA rookie Sophie Schubert by a single stroke.
It came down down to the 72nd hole where Brooke, now 24, faced a double breaking ten-foot birdie putt for the win, and she was up to the task. The firmly struck putt found the bottom of the cup and the big smile on Henderson’s face said everything. Despite a tumultuous day when she did not display the peak of her abilities, she was able to best the field in Evian-Les-Bains, France to earn her second major championship title and 12th LPGA Tour victory.
“It was definitely an interesting day,” Brooke shared immediately after securing the win. “Definitely not the start I wanted but I stayed pretty patient, as patient as I could under those circumstances, and then going into the back nine you know the saying is that majors are won on the back nine on Sunday 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. I was able to make a few birdies, which was nice, and then to obviously make that birdie on eighteen, that makes it feel really nice.”
Brooke took her fans and herself on a bit of a ride on Sunday, a roller coaster of emotion as she dodged in and out of the lead, something she felt as well, but dealt with as she has in the past.
“I kept trying to remind myself that I was still in it and I just needed some birdies, and just needed a little bit of momentum change to stay in it. I made some clutch putts and shots down the stretch which really helped. I’m just super excited to get my second major championship win, twelve wins on tour is pretty cool too, and I’m just really, really excited for what the rest of the season holds.”
With the victory Brooke earned (USD) $975,000 and boosts here career LPGA winnings over the $10 million mark. This is her second LPGA victory of 2022 and makes it her fifth season that she has won multiple titles.