Golf: Brooke Henderson beats Lydia Ko to win 1st major title at Women's PGA C'ship

Brooke Henderson makes her putt on the eighteenth hole during the final round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club - South/North Course.
Brooke Henderson makes her putt on the eighteenth hole during the final round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club - South/North Course.PHOTO: JOE NICHOLSON-USA TODAY SPORTS

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Canadian Brooke Henderson won her first major title on Sunday after beating Lydia Ko in a play-off at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship in Sammamish, Washington.

Henderson, 18, sank a three-foot birdie at the first extra hole, the par-four 18th, after firing an exquisite approach shot to near tap-in distance.

She prevented New Zealander Ko from becoming the youngest woman to win three consecutive major championships.

Henderson carded a closing round of 65 to catch Ko (67) at six-under 278, one stroke ahead of Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn (66), who was going for her fourth straight Tour victory.