Golf Journalists Association of Canada names 2021 Players of the Year

Brooke Henderson
CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 18: Brooke Henderson of Canada plays from a green-side bunker on the 8th hole during the Pro-Am prior to the AIG Women's Open at Carnoustie Golf Links on August 18, 2021 in Carnoustie, Scotland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

TORONTO – The Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC) is proud to announce the golf story of the year, as well as the various Player of the Year awards for the 2021 season.

“GJAC is pleased to recognize Canadian professional and amateur golfers again this year with our year end player and Canadian golf story of the year awards,” said Rick Young, President of the Golf Journalists Association of Canada. “While the game posted record participation numbers it also faced another season of unique challenges due to the pandemic. That included a second straight year of cancellations to the RBC Canadian Open and CP Women’s Open, rising operational costs and supply chain issues.”

Without further ado; here is the story of the year and Players of the Year for the 2021 season.

2021 Golf Story of the Year

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Covid-19 affects golf both positively and negatively. Both the men’s and women’s Canadian Opens cancelled for the second year in a row but golf courses report record number of rounds played.†

Male Professional of the Year – Corey Conners

Corey Conners
(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Female Professional of the Year – Brooke Henderson

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(Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Male Amateur of the Year – Noah Steele

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Noah Steele (Photo By Tyler Costigan/ golf canada)

Female Amateur of the Year – Monet Chun

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Monet Chun (photo by tyler costigan/ golf canada)