The Washington Post

Henderson wins second major title at chaotic Evian


So much had happened in a chaotic final round of the Evian Championsh­ip — a fan unwittingl­y picking up a stray ball, a pair of four-putts in the final group, a seven-way tie for the lead — that it was hard to know what to expect as Brooke Henderson walked down the fairway on the last hole.

The Canadian, in a share of the lead with LPGA rookie Sophia Schubert, had just had a lucky escape when her wild hook off the tee at the par-5 No. 18 flew into the trees and bounced out to relative safety in Évian-les-bains, France.

From the middle of the fairway, Henderson hit her third shot to eight feet and rolled in the putt for a birdie, clinching the second major title of her career. She was soaked in champagne after a onestroke win that didn’t come easy.

“Definitely not my best today,” Henderson said. “I just tried to stay patient and remind myself that I was still in it. I made some clutch putts and shots.”

Five players were tied for third a shot behind Schubert: Mao Saigo, Lydia Ko, Charley Hull, Hyo Joo Kim and Carlota Ciganda.

PGA TOUR: Tony Finau shot a 4-under-par 67 to win the 3M Open by three shots as Scott Piercy tumbled out of the lead at windy TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minn.

Finau finished at 17-under 267. Sungjae Im (68) and Emiliano Grillo (71) tied for second at 14 under. Piercy’s 76 left him four strokes back, even with James Hahn (65) and Tom Hoge (70).

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS: Darren Clarke birdied the last hole to win the Senior British Open by one shot over Padraig Harrington in Gleneagles, Scotland.

LEGENDS OF THE LPGA: Karrie Webb held off Annika Sorenstam at the Senior LPGA Championsh­ip in Salina, Kan., for her first senior title.

DP WORLD TOUR: Richie Ramsay of Scotland got his fourth tour title with a win at the Cazoo Classic in Southport, England.

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