Canadian teen Brooke Henderson granted LPGA Tour card

 Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson was granted an LPGA Tour card on Tuesday following her stunning record victory in the Portland Classic.

Canadian teen Brooke Henderson granted LPGA Tour card

Los Angeles: Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson was granted an LPGA Tour card on Tuesday following her stunning record victory in the Portland Classic.

The 17-year-old became only the third player in history to win an LPGA title before their 18th birthday on Sunday with a remarkable eight-stroke win in Portland.

LGPA commissioner Michael Whan said accepting Henderson`s petition for LPGA Tour membership was a formality following the teenager`s triumph.

"After reviewing Brooke Henderson`s petition, I have granted her LPGA Tour membership beginning immediately," Whan said.

"Brooke truly earned her card, and we are looking forward to Brooke joining our Tour and our family. She is a special player and a wonderful person."

Henderson, who won in Portland after going through qualifying, will now play this week`s Canadian Pacific Women`s Open as a full-fledged member of the LPGA Tour. 

"I am so grateful for the opportunity to join the Tour as a member and play alongside so many of my role models," Henderson said in a statement.

"Realizing this dream here at the Canadian Pacific Women`s Open in my native Canada is even more amazing and I am so proud to be an ambassador for golf in this amazing country."

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