July 23rd, 2024

Canada’s Olympic golf team complete as Henderson, Sharp join squad

By The Canadian Press on June 24, 2024.

Brooke Henderson is shown in action during the first round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament, Friday, June 7, 2024, in Galloway, N.J. Canada's golf team for the Paris Olympics is complete, with Henderson and Alena Sharp set to play in the women's event. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Chris Szagola

CALGARY – Canada’s golf team for the Paris Olympics is complete, with Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp set to play in the women’s event.

Golf Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee made their inclusion official with an announcement on Monday. Henderson and Sharp were the top-ranked Canadians on the world rankings when the qualification window closed Sunday.

It will be the third Olympics for both the 26-year-old Henderson, of Smiths Falls, Ont., and Sharp, 43, from Hamilton.

Henderson, a 13-time winner on the LPGA Tour who is ranked No. 14 in the world, finished tied for seventh when golf returned to the Olympics after a 112-year absence at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. She finished tied for 29th at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

Sharp, ranked No. 292 in the world, was 30th in Rio and 40th in Tokyo. She is coming off a bronze-medal win at the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile.

Nick Taylor and Corey Conners were named to the Canadian Olympic team last week.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 24, 2024.

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