If you missed 16-year-old Brooke Henderson's tie for 10th place in the U.S. Women's Open, well, that's not surprising. Between Michelle Wie's long-awaited first win in a major, Stacy Lewis' final-round charge, 54-year-old Juli Inkster's ageless talent and 11-year-old Lucy Li's Lucy Li-ness, what's the big deal about a teenager finishing top 10, even if she was low amateur? In women’s golf, 16 might as well be the new 35.
All of which is, of course, a gross exaggeration. Such a performance by someone so young is a big deal. But a bigger deal still is winning, which Henderson did Wednesday, completing a five-shot victory in a Canadian Women's Tour event in Niagara Falls, Ont. Henderson, who is now the world's No. 2-ranked woman amateur, behind only Australian Minjee Lee, closed with a bogey-free 66 to finish the 36-hole event at 9 under. It was her second victory on the Canadian Women's Tour - the first, achieved in 2012 when she was 14, broke Lydia Ko's record for being the youngest winner of a pro tournament.