Henderson clinched victory at the only major played in continental Europe with a final-round 71
Évian-Les-Bains, France, 25 July 2022 – Rolex Testimonee Brooke Henderson has won The Amundi Evian Championship for the first time to capture her second Major title in a thrilling contest, with fellow Testimonee Lydia Ko in third place.
The Evian Resort Golf Club, nestled between Lake Geneva and the Alps, once again tested the resolve of a diverse field comprised of some of the world’s best golfers. Henderson was rewarded for her precision, accuracy and resilience on the spectacular Champions Course. The overnight leader clinched victory at the only Major played in continental Europe with a final-round 71 for a 17-under par total of 267 and a one-shot victory.
Henderson made history as she became the first LPGA player to begin any Major with successive rounds of 64. The 24-year-old assumed the overnight lead on Friday and pulled clear with a hat-trick of birdies. After a third round score of 68 and a two-shot lead heading into the final round, the 12-time winner on the LPGA delivered an impressive performance in the hot conditions.
This win elevates the Canadian into an exclusive group of Rolex Testimonees to have won the Amundi Evian Championship, namely Annika Sörenstam (2000, 2002), Lydia Ko (2015) and Anna Nordqvist (2017). With her win, Henderson earns 60 points in the Rolex ANNIKA Major Award standings and becomes eligible to win the award at the end of the season.
Following Sunday’s final round, Brooke Henderson, the first Canadian golfer, male or female, with more than one Major title, said:
“It's extremely special to have this win so close to the Rolex headquarters. Being a Rolex ambassador is one of the proudest things that I have in my career, and so to get to win so close to their home and get my second Major championship, I feel like it's just the start of my career, so hopefully I can just keep winning events and keep getting better.”
Rolex has been the Official Timekeeper at The Amundi Evian Championship since 2000 as part of a broad and enduring commitment to women’s golf that dates back to 1980 when it became a partner of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). The brand continues to support champion players, amateur events and professional tours, along with all five Majors.