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Why Canadian Golfer Brooke Henderson Is One To Watch At The Rio Olympics

08/11/2016 01:33 EDT | Updated 08/11/2016 01:59 EDT

Now that golf is an Olympic sport again after 112 years, it’s Brooke Henderson’s time to shine.

Henderson is only 18 years old, but she’s already become the first Canadian woman to win a golf major since 1968 and the youngest golfer to win a professional golf event (in 2012 when she was 14 years, 9 months and 3 days old).

Henderson started playing golf professionally at the age of 14 and has grown to become one of the best female golfers in the world.

Not only has she become an Olympian — and is currently ranked second in the world — but she’s also become a role model for girls across Canada.

brooke henderson Brooke M. Henderson follows her tee shot on the second hole during the third round of the Marathon LPGA Classic golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio USA, on July 16, 2016. (Photo by Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“I hope that they can realize that they can chase after their dreams and anything is possible,” the young golfer says. "We have a chance to defend our title, re-write history again."

You can catch Brooke on the green on Wednesday, August 17, at 6:30 a.m. EST.

Watch the video above to learn more about this Olympic star-in-the-making.

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With files from Chloe Tejada.

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