- Nelly Korda won her first major title at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on Sunday.
- Her older sister, fellow pro golfer Jessica Korda, was ready to celebrate on the 18th hole.
- The duo shared a touching embrace before friends and family doused the 22-year-old in champagne.
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The Korda sisters sit atop the golf world – but only the younger of the two can call herself a major champion.
Nelly Korda – the 22-year-old wunderkind who is the middle child of tennis great Petr Korda – won the 2021 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at The Highlands Course in Atlanta Sunday afternoon. And when she sank her final putt of the tournament to officially add a major title to her already-impressive resume, her older sister was waiting with open arms on the 18th hole.
-LPGA (@LPGA) June 28, 2021
Jessica Korda – a 28-year-old who is a star professional golfer in her own right – wrapped her little sister up in a massive hug to celebrate the incredible feat. Cameras caught the elder Korda sister whispering a sweet message to Nelly as both cried into the other’s shoulder.
“I’m so proud of you,” Jessica said through tears. “You played so well.”
-Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) June 27, 2021
But the sentimental moment quickly transitioned into excitement as family and friends popped bottles and doused Nelly in celebratory champagne.
-LPGA (@LPGA) June 27, 2021
Jessica, for her part, finished tied for 15th in the event. Now, both Nelly and Jessica Korda – ranked first and 15th, respectively – have six LPGA Tour wins to their name.
The sisters both punched their tickets to Tokyo to represent the United States at this summer’s Olympic games. They’ll join Lexi Thompson and Danielle Kang on Team USA’s women’s golf squad, which will compete from August 4-7 at Japan’s Kasumigaseki Country Club.