Henderson thanks family for success

Canadian Brooke Henderson, who won this weekend's Meijer LPGA Classic by two strokes ahead of Lexi Thompson and Michelle Wie, thanked her father and family after her victory.

The 19-year-old's father Dave is also her coach and her sister Brittany is her caddie.

In an interview on the Golf Channel after her win on Sunday, which happened to coincide with Fathers Day, Henderson said her father had told her in the morning ahead of the final round to 'do it for me', which she did.

"This morning he said 'do it for me', so this is definitely for him," said Henderson after her win. "He's my coach and my best friend and a great father."

"It was around this time last year that I won my first major and I was kind of looking to win something this year that kind of meant so much," Henderson said. "It's kind of been a little bit tougher season for me, I haven't got the results that I've been really looking for. But this week I played really well and things kind of started to turn around for me.

She added that she was happy to have had her family present including her mom to celebrate her triumph.

"I love having them here. I wouldn't be in this position without them. My mom and dad have sacrificed so much for me to be here and I love having them around, not only for their support off the golf course but my dad is my coach on the golf course."

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