Monday, June 28

Nelly Korda Says 'Never Give Up' After Winning the KPMG Women's PGA Championship and Rising to World No. 1

NELLY KORDA BROKE THROUGH at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

Shooting a 68 in the final round on Sunday, Korda won her first major championship by three shots over Lizette Salas. It was her seventh victory since joining the LPGA Tour in 2017.

Korda, 22 and the younger of the two Korda sisters (the other is Jessica), also rose to No. 1 in the world rankings with the victory. She is the first American to hold the top spot in the Rolex Rankings since 2014.

"I've put in a lot of work," Korda said, "and to finally get three wins under my belt this year, and to get a major championship, I don't even have words, honestly."

Less than a month ago the newest major winner missed the cut at the U.S. Women's Open at the Olympic Club. She went home for a "boot camp" with her father, a tennis champion.

Korda added, "Never give up, honestly. I guess that's the motto you have to have. It's golf."

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