For Canadians who don't pay much attention to women's golf, this past weekend was something of a revelation. Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ontario became the first Canadian woman to capture the Canadian Women's Open in 45 years. Henderson is 20 years old, 5'4", and already owns seven LPGA wins - including a major. She's been playing LPGA events for six years already. The record for a Canadian is eight wins. Did we mention she's only 20 years old?
Kristina Rutherford of Sportsnet has been covering Henderson for five years now, and has watched her become not just Canada's best female golfer, but Canada's best golfer - period. And maybe Canada's best athlete, too. If you don't know Brooke's story of beating grown women in club championships at age 11 and fist-bumping with the No. 1-ranked player in the world at age 15... you're already late. But fix your mistake now.