What a great day and year for Canadian golf! It was just an hour or so ago that Mackenzie Hughes a Canadian rookie on the PGA tour won the final event of the fall in a 4 way playoff eventually beating Camilo Villegas on the 3rd playoff hole. Holy cow, who saw this coming? I can’t wait for April and the Masters, it will be exciting to have a Canadian to cheer for again. Mackenzie earns a 2 year exemption, an invite to the Masters and about a million bucks, that’s a pretty good weekends work!
The LPGA tour also had their final event this past weekend and our own Brooke Henderson acquitted herself nicely finishing tied for 24th. What an incredible season, 1.7 million in winnings good for 3rd on the money list, 3rd in player of the year voting, 8th in the world ranking and an astonishing 15 top ten finishes in 30 events. Brooke won twice during the season including her first major championship.
2017 is going to be a fun year for golf fans, great young Canadian talent on both the PGA and LPGA tours. It’s been a long time since we’ve had this much to get excited about!