Skechers GO GOLF® Elite Athlete Brooke Henderson Wins Lotte Championship for Second Year in a Row
April 22, 2019
Henderson’s 8th LPGA Title Ties Record for Most Ever by a Canadian
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Skechers elite golfer Brooke Henderson swung her way to victory at the Lotte Championship on Saturday, winning for the second straight year at the Ko Olina Golf Club in Kapolei, Hawaii. Competing in Skechers GO GOLF, Henderson won by four shots, finishing sixteen under par to achieve her eighth LPGA title, tying for the most wins by a Canadian in the LPGA or PGA Tours.
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Skechers Performance elite golfer Brooke Henderson wins the Lotte Championship two years running in Skechers GO GOLF, tying Canada’s all-time greats. (Photo: Business Wire)
“It’s thrilling to reach this amazing milestone and defend my title here at Lotte – and it’s an unbelievable honor to be in the same conversation with Sandra Post, Mike Weir and George Knudson; they’ve set the standard for golfing in Canada,” said Brooke Henderson of her legendary fellow Canadians – all eight-time winners. “It is so surreal, and I’m incredibly proud to accomplish this honor at this point in my career. The conditions were tough, but I felt good out there, and I was thankful to Skechers for again supporting me with a stable shoe in Skechers GO GOLF Elite.”
“We continue to be extremely proud of Brooke, and that she’s earned her eighth victory and has tied for the most LPGA or PGA wins by Canadian golfers,” said Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “Brooke’s extensive fanbase loves watching her determination and focus through each match, so having her on our team competing in Skechers GO GOLF is a major asset to the collection and the entire Skechers brand.”
Henderson has become a prominent face in women’s golf since turning professional in December 2014. She won her first LPGA Tour event in 2015 at the Cambria Portland Classic, a title she would defend with her second career win in 2016. She then went on to become the second youngest player to capture a major championship with her win at the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. In 2016, Brooke also represented Canada at the 2016 Olympic games in Brazil, where she tied for seventh place. In 2018, she was the first Canadian to win the Lotte Championship, and she also became the first Canadian in 45 years to win the national championship at the CP Women’s Open. Henderson’s 2019 win at Lotte Championship marks her eighth LPGA title, and puts her in the record books with eight-time champions Sandra Post (LPGA), Mike Weir (PGA) and George Knudson (PGA).
Henderson joined the Skechers Performance team in 2016. She wears Skechers GO GOLF footwear and apparel on tour and has been featured in ongoing marketing campaigns for the brand.
Known for its lightweight, high-quality, stable and comfortable designs, Skechers Performance GO GOLF has achieved prominence within the golf category alongside the brand’s award-winning running, walking and training collections. The Skechers Performance GO GOLF apparel line offers athletes comfort and freedom of movement through a wide assortment of styles constructed with innovative moisture-wicking fabrics in a variety of colors for both men and women.
Skechers Performance GO GOLF is available at Skechers retail stores and skechers.com as well as select retail partners, including specialty golf pro shops.
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Released April 22, 2019