Brooke Henderson Tops Lydia Ko in Playoff to Capture Women’s PGA

Tops Lydia Ko

Tops Lydia Ko

SAMMAMISH, Wash. — Brooke Henderson beat top-positioned Lydia Ko with a birdie on the main gap of a playoff Sunday in the Women’s P.G.A. Title in the wake of defeating a three-shot shortfall on the back nine.

Henderson, a 18-year-old Canadian positioned No. 4 on the planet, shut with an intruder free six-under-standard 65 — the best round of the week at Sahalee Country Club — to match Ko at six-under 278.

Ko, who drove by a stroke entering the last round, completed with a 67.

In the playoff on the standard 4 eighteenth, Henderson hit her second shot from 155 yards to three feet, while Ko’s second left her with a 20-foot putt. Ko missed to one side, and Henderson tapped into top a week that began with a gap in-one on her fourth gap of the competition and finished with her first significant title.

Ko was looking for her third straight real title.

In direction, Henderson spared standard on 18 with a 12-footer minutes before Ko missed a 4-foot birdie attempt on the standard 3 seventeenth. Henderson additionally made a long hawk putt on the standard 5 eleventh and birdied the standard 3 thirteenth.

Henderson turned into the second-most youthful victor of a ladies’ significant title, with Ko the most youthful a year ago at the Evian Championship in France.

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