Two Team RBC golfers made history over the weekend, with Jason Day winning the 2015 PGA Championship and Brooke Henderson winning the LPGA Portland Classic.
The 27-year-old Day collected his first major championship at Whistling Straits, closing with a 5-under par 67 to win the year’s last major. Finishing at 20 under, he also broke the previous record of 19-under set by Tiger Woods at the 2000 British Open.
“The experiences that I’ve had in the past with previous major finishes [have] definitely helped me prepare myself for a moment like this,” said Day, who edged out new no. 1 Jordan Spieth by three strokes. “And I’m hoping this is kind of a springboard for me to really do some fantastic, great things in the future.”
The big win comes just off the heels of Day’s triumph at the 2015 RBC Canadian Open last month at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario.
As for 17-year-old Henderson, the victory at Columbia Edgewater was her first on the LPGA tour. She finished at 21 under 267 and is now the third-youngest champion in the history of the LPGA tour.
Congrats to both Jason and Brooke, and thanks for making Team RBC proud!