Brooke Henderson won the 2016 Women's PGA Championship after coming back and defeating Lydia Ko in a one-hole playoff Sunday.
Ko entered the final round with the lead at two under par, but a bogey-free final round was not enough to earn the victory.
Here is a look at the final standings as well as the cash payouts for the tournament:
|2016 Women's PGA Championship: Top 10|
|Place||Player||Overall Score||Sunday Score||Payout|
|1||Brooke Henderson||-6 (-1 in Playoff)||-6||$525,000|
|2||Lydia Ko||-6 (E in Playoff)||-4||$320,917|
|T4||Hee Young Park||-2||-5||$147,880.66|
|T4||So Yeon Ryu||-2||-4||$147,880.66|
|KPMGWomensPGAChampionship.com, Michael Collins|
Ko needed to play her best golf to secure the win, but even her four-under final round could not hold off Henderson, who shot a six-under 65 to force the playoff, where she eventually triumphed with a birdie.
Henderson made several clutch shots to position herself to win the title.
Fox Sports' Shane Bacon noted that this may become a familiar battle in the sport:
Henderson was leading in the third round before falling to fourth place to start Sunday. She got herself back into contention thanks to an amazing shot on the 11th hole, which Golf Channel's Randy Mell described:
She also held on to a share of the lead thanks to another impressive putt on No. 18, per Golf Channel:
Ariya Jutanugarn also challenged for the win, as she birdied late to get within one shot of the lead.
At only 19 years of age, Ko is the future of the sport. A win Sunday would have given her a third major win in a row, which would have made her the youngest player ever to do so. Going into the final round, she did not seem to be feeling much pressure, per Yahoo Sports' Ryan Ballengee.
“I don't really think about it when I'm out there playing,” Ko said. “I'm just trying to play my best and trying to hit that shot in front of me. I only know about these records after you guys tell me.”
Inbee Park won the Women's PGA Championship in each of the previous three years, but she struggled to find her game in the first two rounds. She finished at nine over and missed the cut. Park is considering a break from golf to straighten out her play, per Craig Smith of the Seattle Times.
“I kind of have to rethink and maybe regroup,” Park said. “I might need some time to maybe get better and be back with confidence. I’m just going to have to sit down with my team and just have to discuss it with them.”
Ko will be a force on the LPGA Tour for the foreseeable future, as she could become even more decorated than Park, who has won seven majors in her career. Ko has tremendous poise and skill for her age, and she is already the world's top-ranked player.
Henderson is only 18 years old, and she looks like she could be a perennial contender in the sport.
There could be plenty more major battles between the two down the line.