Canadian golfers miss­ing from cov­er­age

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION - RE: Pro­mot­ing Canadian ath­letes

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

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