Brooke Henderson heading to 3rd Olympic Games in Paris this summer

Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp have qualified for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Photo credit: Facebook [Brooke Henderson Fan Page].
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Brooke Henderson has qualified for her third Olympic Games at the age of 26.

Henderson and Alena Sharp qualified for Team Canada based on their Official World Golf Rankings after the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on June 23. 

Henderson ranked 14th, and Sharp 292nd. Both will compete in their third Olympics at Paris 2024, having previously participated in Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020.

Henderson is a 13-time LPGA Tour winner, including two majors, tied for seventh in Rio and 29th in Tokyo. She’s currently fifth in the Race to the CME Globe Rankings. Sharp, 43 from Hamilton, is a seasoned LPGA Tour player. She earned a bronze at the Santiago 2023 Pan Am Games and has shown strong form on the Epson Tour.

“Representing Canada is the highest honor,” Sharp told Golf Canada. 

Henderson added, “Wearing the maple leaf in Paris is exciting.” She will be joined by her sister and caddie, Brittany Henderson. 

Two countries will have three representatives at Le Golf National. For the United States, Nelly Korda, Lilia Vu, and Rose Zhang will compete, while Jin Young Ko, Amy Yang, and Hyo Joo Kim represent the Republic of Korea. Yang secured her spot with a thrilling win at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, her first major title, clinching the final qualifying event.

More than 20 athletes are set to make their Olympic debuts, including Sweden’s Maja Stark and Linn Grant. Nearly 20 players, including four men and 15 women, will be participating in their third consecutive Games. Among them are two-time medalist Lydia Ko of New Zealand, Henderson, and Australia’s Minjee Lee.

The Olympic Games kick off Friday, July 26 and wrap up on Sunday, Aug. 11. This year’s Olympic tournament will be played at Le Golf National at Guyancourt near Paris. The men compete from Aug. 1-4 and the women from Aug. 7-10.

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