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  • I don't know if this has been pointed out before, but I just noticed that if you go to the PGA Tour website and look at previous-year schedules...

    2017-2018: https://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/schedule.2018.html
    2016-2017: https://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/...tory.2017.html

    ...Brooke is listed as a PGA Tour winner for the past two years due to her back-to-back wins (alongside Billy Andrade and Keegan Bradley) at the CVS Health Charity Classic.

    Unfortunately, these were unofficial events, so no PGA Tour membership derived from them and it doesn't look like the tournament will be back this season. Brooke is the only female winner of this event as there were no LPGA participants in previous years. Keegan Bradley has been on the winning team four years in a row.

    This would make her the only Canadian to win on both the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour for the past two seasons.

    Do you think there is a chance for the Lou Marsh Trophy this year? Any idea who the competition is?
    Jason Logan at SCOREGolf has thought about this:

    ×× Henderson, by the way, should get strong consideration for the 2018 Lou Marsh Award as Canada’s top athlete. It’s often tough for non-Olympians to win in an Olympic year but the biggest story of Canada’s Pyeongchang Winter Games was multiple gold medallists Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue, who are ineligible for the award because they are not individual athletes. Therefore Olympic/World Cup mogul gold medallist Mikael Kingsbury, along with NHLer Connor McDavid, figure to be Henderson’s stiffest competition. Henderson was previously named the Canadian Sport Awards’ Summer Female Athlete of the Year ××

    ×× Last week I opined that Brooke Henderson merits strong consideration for this year’s Lou Marsh Award. Olympic mogul skier Mikaël Kingsbury and NHL superstar Connor McDavid are likely her stiffest competition. I should have also added Paralympian Mark Arendz, a P.E.I. native who won six medals (one gold, two silver, three bronze) at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. Terry Fox and Chantal Petitclerc are athletes with disabilities who previously won the Lou Marsh ××

    UPDATE: She is number 3 among Canadian female athletes on twitter this year.

    Canadian Sports in 2018 on Twitter:

    For the second year in a row, Tristan Thompson (@RealTristan13) was the most-mentioned Canadian male athlete on Twitter. He drove plenty of mentions on the court (appearing in his fourth straight NBA finals) and off, celebrating the arrival of a baby girl with wife Khloé Kardashian (@khloekardashian) in early April 2018.

    These were the most mentioned Canadian male athletes on Twitter in 2018
    1. Tristan Thompson (@RealTristan13) - basketball
    2. Scott Moir (@ScottMoir) - ice dancing
    3. John Tavares (@91Tavares) - hockey
    4. Sidney Crosby - hockey
    5. Brad Marchand (@Bmarch63) - hockey
    2018 was also a banner year for Canadian female athletes on Twitter, led by Canadian Olympic hero, Tessa Virtue (@tessavirtue). She was the most-mentioned Canadian female athlete on Twitter in 2018, unseating Montreal-born tennis pro, Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard). Bouchard was still the most-mentioned Canadian tennis pro in 2018, while Brooke Henderson (@BrookeHenderson) was the most-mentioned Canadian golf pro on Twitter this year.

    These were the most mentioned Canadian female athletes on Twitter in 2018
    1. Tessa Virtue (@tessavirtue) - ice dancing
    2. Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) - tennis
    3. Brooke Henderson (@BrookeHenderson) - golf
    4. Kaetlyn Osmond (@kaetlyn_23) - figure skating
    5. Meagan Duhamel (@mhjd_85) - figure skating
    Virtue and Moir (also known as #VirtueMoir on Twitter) truly owned the Canadian sports conversation in 2018. Each had more Twitter mentions this year than any individual Canadian athlete in the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball or the National Football League.
    UPDATE: Sportsnet picks Brooke as one of their six contenders

    What she did: The 21-year-old from Smiths Falls, Ont., won twice on the LPGA Tour this year, and one of those victories came at the pressure-cooker that is Canada’s national golf open. What. A. Performance. Henderson earned 11 top-10 finishes in 2018, and was in the mix at the CME Tour Championship last month, where she battled back from a tough opening round to finish T10.

    Why she deserves the hardware: She has won seven times on Tour so far, including a major, but arguably that win on home soil at the CP Canadian Women’s Open in Regina this year was the toughest and biggest and most meaningful. It had been 45 years since a Canadian golfer won his or her national open, and Henderson was clutch, focused, aggressive and seemingly nerve-free while some of the best in women’s golf, including the World No. 1, were nipping at her heels. Her best round came on Sunday, a seven-under 65, and she won the tournament by a comfortable four strokes.

    What’s working against her: If you’re looking at wins and numbers, Henderson, who’s ranked No. 9 in the world, has actually had better years. She was a career-high World No. 2 back in 2016, when she won three times, including her lone major victory to date, at the Women’s PGA Championship.
    Lou Marsh decision is on December 11.
    Last edited by sjmcampbell; Dec 6, 2018, 01:26 PM.


    • https://www.thestar.com/sports/opini...different.html

      The Toronto Star has named their five Lou Marsh Trophy contenders, of which Brooke is one:

      BROOKE HENDERSON: Henderson became the first Canadian in 45 years to win the women’s Canadian Open. Anybody who has watched Canadian male golfers struggle at the Bell Canadian Open and our tennis players try mightily but fail to win the Rogers Cup, you know these events come with a special kind of pressure. Henderson led by a single shot going into the final day and won going away for her seventh victory on the LPGA Tour, at age 20. Only George Knudson, Mike Weir and Sandra Post have more wins. She’s ninth in the world, possibly on a rocket ship to No. 1.

      MIKAEL KINGSBURY: His name has been coming up in the Lou Marsh discussion for years now, always with the asterisk that he hadn’t won an Olympic gold medal. Well, now he has. The 26-year-old won gold in Pyeongchang, adding the final piece to his incredible career resume. He is the most accomplished mogul skier of all-time. He holds the records for most moguls World Cup titles and overall freestyle World Cup titles. If not now for the Lou Marsh, when? UPDATE: he won his 50th World Cup race on Dec 7 (won 8 of 10 this year and he broke the record for most wins at 29).

      CONNOR MCDAVID: McDavid, 21, may have surpassed Crosby as the best hockey player on the planet. Last season, he won the Art Ross Trophy for leading the NHL in scoring for the first time with 108 points. He also won the Ted Lindsay Award as league MVP as voted by members of the NHL Players Association, and some would argue that holds more weight than the Hart Trophy, which is voted on by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils, another Canadian-born star, won the Hart last season. McDavid is in the top 10 in NHL scoring again this year. The Oilers may often disappoint, but McDavid never does.

      KAETLYN OSMOND: The 23-year-old figure skater from Marystown, Nfld., won bronze at the 2018 Winter Olympics, then captured gold at the world championships. She was the first Canadian woman to do so since the great Karen Magnusson in 1973. So, like Henderson, Osmond ended a long drought for Canadian athletes in her sport. Osmond was fourth after the short program in Milan, then came through in the clutch with her Black Swan routine to join Magnussen, Petra Burke (1965) and Barbara Ann Scott (1947 and 1948) as only the fourth Canadian woman to win a world championship. She is also a three-time Canadian champion, and her best years may still be ahead of her.

      REBECCA MARINO: OK, this one’s a little outside the box. And yes, I’ve got a soft spot for tennis. But we’re living in the #MeToo era with an increasing focus in athletics on mental health issues, and the 27-year-old Marino has stood up and proven those are obstacles that can be overcome. Five years ago, Marino quit professional tennis after rising to No. 38 in the world. She was lonely on the tour, bullied by vicious anonymous sources on social media, and fought depression. She abandoned her tennis dreams. This year, motivated partially by her father’s illness, she decided to try a comeback. She won her first tournament back in January, a lower level ITF event. She then won her next two tournaments, as well. She returned to the main WTA tour in August at the Rogers Cup, winning her first qualifying match. After beginning the year ranked No. 917, she worked her way up to No. 180 by the end of the season and is now the third-highest ranked Canadian on the WTA tour.

      See my previous post below for the Sportsnet choices of contenders.

      You can vote for Brooke in the poll at both the Star and Sportsnet links.
      Last edited by sjmcampbell; Dec 8, 2018, 06:42 AM.


      • It's being talked about in the B/S/T thread so why not right here as well:

        Brooke's BoggleHead apparently highly sort after, even though it was originally a give away

        websites have sold out of those being offered by scalpers so to speak.

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