Sunday, June 12th, 2016


NBC Sports Group Notable Quotes
KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
Final Round
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Sahalee Country Club
Sammamish, Wash.

**18-year old Brooke Henderson defeated Lydia Ko with a birdie on the first playoff hole to win her first major championship, becoming the youngest winner in the history at this tournament and second-youngest major winner in the history of the LPGA Tour.
**Henderson and Ko both turned in 6-under par for the championship, Henderson turned in the low round of the championship on Sunday with a 6-under par 65.

Henderson speaking with Golf Channel’s Steve Sands following her victory
Brooke Henderson – “It was a pretty good day for me. I really didn’t feel a ton of pressure or nerves, which was the key to me shooting 6-under in the final round.”
Henderson – “Definitely in my dreams I didn’t know if it [winning a major] would come true. I’m speechless.”
Henderson – “Winning a major championship is huge and I’m looking forward to the rest of the summer with three majors left. I’m going to soak this in and I’m really excited for the rest of the summer.”

On the playoff between Brooke Henderson and Lydia Ko
Dan Hicks – “We have seen a lot of spectacular golf in primetime on Golf Channel the past few weeks here in the Pacific Northwest with the NCAA Championships and now the KPMG.”
Annika Sorenstam – “This is tremendous golf. To see these young players really step it up when they needed to. A new generation is certainly on the rise on the LPGA.”
Hicks – “This has been some display by these teenagers.”
Hicks – “We are looking at the future of this tour in Brooke Henderson and Lydia Ko. They are here to stay.”
Hicks – “We have seen some special stuff from these young women who are just starting their careers.”

On Brooke Henderson, 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Champion
Dan Hicks – “Started the week off with an ace on Thursday, and ends it with a birdie on Sunday.”
Curt Byrum – “Making these huge puts down the stretch, just incredible.”

On Lydia Ko, runner-up at the KPGA Women’s PGA Championship
Sorenstam – “We can’t underestimate the power of her mental strength. I like to say that is her 15th club. She is so strong mentally. To go out here and pretend you are playing another round of golf on Sunday with so much on the line, that says a lot.”
Byrum – “There really aren’t any holes in her overall game. She does everything very well. She is tough to beat.”
Hicks – “She has been winning LPGA events since the age of 15. It is just almost incomprehensible what Lydia Ko is doing in this sport.”

On Ariya Jutanugarn, third place at 5-under par (5-under 66 on Sunday)
Dan Hicks – “The hopes of four in a row go by the wayside but another great performance by Ariya Jutanugarn.”

-NBC Sports Group-