Brooke Mackenzie Henderson, popularly known as simply Brooke Henderson, has been selected as the Canadian Press female athlete of the year for 2015. Brooke won this award for a reason which she proved in the recent Ladies Professional Golf Association game she had against Lydia Ko.
Brooke won over Lydia in a playoff at KPMG Women's PGA Championship. The latter was actually working her way up to her 3rd straight major title, but Brooke probably worked harder than the Korean-born lady golfer.
If Ko had won in this sudden-death playoff, she could have been the youngest recipient of a major title in KPMG Women's PGA Championship. But the universe favoured Brooke, whose victory made her the youngest at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. This event also gave Brooke the second highest ranking in the world.
In an interview, Lydia stated that she is still proud about her position. She pointed out that she did her best but she was outplayed. Meanwhile, Brooke regarded the eagle on the 11th hole as the momentum changer that helped her grab the title.
The first time Brooke played for the LPGA Tour four years ago, Lydia Ko won the Canadian Women's Open. Brooke was 14 and Lydia was 15 at that time. Despite the competition between the two, the experts in their field believe that both Brooke and Lydia still have a long way to go and have many more championships to win, given their age and brilliance.