Canadian golfers missing from coverage
I was a little disappointed there was nary any mention of Brooke Henderson’s performance in The Spec’s story documenting the U.S. Women’s golf championship held in New Jersey. I appreciate it was an Associated Press story, but why not even a passing reference to Henderson, who is arguably the biggest name in Canadian golf what with her accomplishments on the LPGA Tour over the past couple of years despite still being just a teenager?
Not only that, but it’s not like Henderson, who hails from Smiths Falls, Ont., did poorly or missed the cut. She finished just eight strokes back of the eventual champion and earned close to $100,000 for her efforts.
I mean, if we’re in the business of promoting women’s golf and Canadian golf, for that matter, it seems counterproductive that a major Canadian newspaper would fail to even acknowledge her presence in one of women’s golf ’s most prestigious events, the U.S. Open.
As a further aside, Alana Sharp of Hamilton played in this event and, while she missed the cut by a couple of strokes, it should have been added that she was only one of three Canadians to qualify for this major event.
Keep pushing our Canadian athletes. David Ritchie, Hamilton