Brooke Henderson won the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame People’s Choice Award, a new award designed to “Recognize future Hall of Famers who are a champion of their sport and a champion for their community.” The nine-time LPGA winner embodies that description.
Henderson made history this year when she won her ninth career LPGA title at the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, to become the winningest Canadian golfer in the history of the LPGA and PGA Tours.
Henderson has also put in charitable time in the U.S. and in her home country. Along with participating in multiple charity outings throughout the year in the U.S., in May she participated in a junior clinic for golfers in Ottawa for the fourth time in her career. She also partnered with Sketchers to host her own junior clinic in September at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, where she raised more than $27,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Perth and Smiths Falls Hospitals and the Wildlife Fund of Canada.
Henderson adds the People’s Choice Award to her list of recognitions, which includes the Bobbie Rosenfeld award, also known as the Canadian Press Female Athlete of the Year, in 2015, 2017 and 2018. The 22-year-old also won the 2019 ESPY Award for Best Female Golfer.