KPMG Women’s PGA Championship R4

Nelly Korda wins first major championship

Women’s PGA 2021 R4
June 24-27
Highlands Course, Atlanta Athletic Club, Georgia
$4,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

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One week after winning the Meijer LPGA Classic, Nelly Korda closed with a 68 that included two eagles and a double bogey to win her sixth title and first major at the KMPG Women’s PGA Championship.


Women’s PGA 2021 R4

She is projected to move to number 1 in the Rolex Rankings, becoming the first American to take the spot since Stacy Lewis in 2014.

“That has a lovely ring to it, not going to lie,” she said of being called a major champion. “It’s been amazing, honestly.”


Women’s PGA 2021 R4

“The past few days, the battle with Lizette [Salas], it’s been a lot of fun. It’s been stressful. I think it’s had everything. But I just can’t believe it. I’m still in shock.”

Korda and Salas started the day tied at 15-under five shots clear of the rest of the field and remained ahead throughout the day.

“I pretty much dominated a lot of the par-5s,” said Korda. “I hit the ball really well, putted my putts. I just honestly… everything was on, and when you look back on weeks like this, it’s really special, and you don’t take it for granted. I’m really grateful for all the work and for my family constantly pushing me.”


Women’s PGA 2021 R4

Korda finished at 19-under while Salas fired two birdies and a bogey to close with a 71 and finished second at 16-under.

“I’m extremely proud,” said Salas. “We came in with a goal and I think we exceeded it. When things weren’t going my way, I still said, I’m okay. There’s just a lot going on right now. There’s a lot of emotion. I’m really grateful for being in this position and for fighting until the end.

“I played great this week, and I think this is the start of something great. We racked up some Solheim Cup points, and the beautiful thing is there’s two American flags on top of that leaderboard.”

Hyo Joo Kim (68) and Giulia Molinaro (72) tied for third at 10-under while Danielle Kang (67) and Patty Tavatanakit (74) tied for fifth at 8-under.


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Women’s PGA 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Nelly Korda
-19
70
63
68
68
269
2
Lizette Salas
-16
67
67
67
71
272
T3
Hyo Joo Kim
-10
71
69
70
68
278
T3
Giulia Molinaro
-10
70
70
66
72
278
T5
Danielle Kang
-8
73
67
73
67
280
T5
Patty Tavatanakit
-8
70
71
65
74
280
T7
Celine Boutier
-7
73
64
69
75
281
T7
Austin Ernst
-7
69
71
71
70
281
T9
Cydney Clanton
-6
70
67
75
70
282
T9
Xiyu Lin
-6
69
71
70
72
282
T9
Amy Yang
-6
72
72
74
64
282
T12
Dottie Ardina
-5
70
70
68
75
283
T12
Sei Young Kim
-5
76
69
70
68
283
T12
Wichanee Meechai
-5
73
67
72
71
283
T15
Esther Henseleit
-4
71
68
70
75
284
T15
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-4
70
71
72
71
284
T15
Jessica Korda
-4
69
72
72
71
284
T15
Leona Maguire
-4
72
70
71
71
284
T15
Yealimi Noh
-4
69
72
70
73
284
T15
Madelene Sagstrom
-4
70
68
71
75
284
T21
Georgia Hall
-3
75
67
72
71
285
T21
Brooke M. Henderson
-3
74
70
69
72
285
T21
Charley Hull
-3
68
71
74
72
285
T21
Yuka Saso
-3
73
70
75
67
285
T25
Yu Liu
-2
72
69
72
73
286
T25
Alena Sharp
-2
69
68
75
74
286
T27
In Gee Chun
-1
70
73
70
74
287
T27
Dani Holmqvist
-1
69
74
75
69
287
T27
Moriya Jutanugarn
-1
76
67
75
69
287
T27
Megan Khang
-1
73
73
70
71
287
T27
Alison Lee
-1
74
72
74
67
287
T27
Lindsey Weaver
-1
73
70
71
73
287
T33
Marina Alex
E
72
69
78
69
288
T33
Chella Choi
E
70
72
72
74
288
T33
Jeongeun Lee
E
73
73
74
68
288
T33
Ryann O’Toole
E
71
69
72
76
288
T33
Gabriela Ruffels
E
76
65
72
75
288
T33
So Yeon Ryu
E
72
70
73
73
288
T33
Mariah Stackhouse
E
74
70
74
70
288
T40
Brittany Lang
+1
74
72
71
72
289
T40
Minjee Lee
+1
73
72
74
70
289
T40
Inbee Park
+1
71
68
77
73
289
T40
Gerina Piller
+1
70
73
71
75
289
T40
Hinako Shibuno
+1
76
70
76
67
289
T40
Lauren Stephenson
+1
77
68
73
71
289
T46
Perrine Delacour
+2
76
70
75
69
290
T46
Mina Harigae
+2
70
70
74
76
290
T46
Ariya Jutanugarn
+2
70
72
76
72
290
T46
Jin Young Ko
+2
75
71
74
70
290
T46
Albane Valenzuela
+2
73
73
71
73
290
T46
Michelle Wie West
+2
77
69
72
72
290
T52
Ally Ewing
+3
73
70
73
75
291
T52
Lydia Ko
+3
72
72
74
73
291
T52
Luna Sobron Galmes
+3
75
70
72
74
291
T52
Lexi Thompson
+3
73
70
72
76
291
T56
Janie Jackson
+4
76
68
73
75
292
T56
Caroline Masson
+4
71
72
75
74
292
T58
Eun-Hee Ji
+5
74
71
76
72
293
T58
Jennifer Kupcho
+5
77
69
75
72
293
T58
Jeongeun Lee6
+5
69
74
77
73
293
T58
Anna Nordqvist
+5
71
70
78
74
293
T58
Angela Stanford
+5
72
74
76
71
293
63
Su Oh
+6
73
72
75
74
294
T64
Pajaree Anannarukarn
+8
74
72
75
75
296
T64
Dana Finkelstein
+8
75
68
74
79
296
66
Annie Park
+9
78
68
73
78
297
T67
Sarah Burnham
+10
73
71
76
78
298
T67
Lauren Kim
+10
73
72
76
77
298
T67
Christina Kim
+10
75
70
75
78
298
70
Paula Reto
+18
74
72
81
79
306
  Brittany Altomare
CUT
73
75
148
  Aditi Ashok
CUT
73
77
150
  Ana Belac
CUT
80
72
152
  Nicole Broch Larsen
CUT
80
69
149
  Ashleigh Buhai
CUT
77
76
153
  Matilda Castren
CUT
75
77
152
  Tiffany Chan
CUT
84
75
159
  Jennifer Chang
CUT
73
76
149
  Sandra Changkija
CUT
72
76
148
  Ssu-Chia Cheng
CUT
78
74
152
  Na Yeon Choi
CUT
80
78
158
  Carlota Ciganda
CUT
79
76
155
  Joanna Coe
CUT
77
81
158
  Jenny Coleman
CUT
79
74
153
  Stephanie Connelly Eiswerth
CUT
76
74
150
  Lauren Coughlin
CUT
75
73
148
  Laura Davies
CUT
77
81
158
  Brianna Do
CUT
77
73
150
  Lindy Duncan
CUT
73
74
147
  Moira Dunn-Bohls
CUT
79
82
161
  Jodi Ewart Shadoff
CUT
76
71
147
  Maria Fassi
CUT
70
77
147
  Shanshan Feng
CUT
74
76
150
  Kristen Gillman
CUT
76
72
148
  Jaye Marie Green
CUT
73
76
149
  Hannah Green
CUT
72
76
148
  Ashley Grier
CUT
87
72
159
  Nasa Hataoka
CUT
75
72
147
  Muni He
CUT
82
74
156
  Caroline Hedwall
CUT
80
78
158
  Celine Herbin
CUT
78
73
151
  Wei-Ling Hsu
CUT
75
74
149
  Mi Jung Hur
CUT
79
73
152
  Caroline Inglis
CUT
73
74
147
  Jiwon Jeon
CUT
78
74
152
  Haeji Kang
CUT
79
78
157
  Sarah Kemp
CUT
78
69
147
  Cristie Kerr
CUT
78
70
148
  A Lim Kim
CUT
77
74
151
  In Kyung Kim
CUT
76
74
150
  Katherine Kirk
CUT
78
70
148
  Cheyenne Knight
CUT
75
73
148
  Allie Knight
CUT
78
81
159
  Min Seo Kwak
CUT
75
77
152
  Bronte Law
CUT
78
74
152
  Andrea Lee
CUT
75
79
154
  Esther Lee
CUT
77
74
151
  Mirim Lee
CUT
75
73
148
  Min Lee
CUT
79
75
154
  Stacy Lewis
CUT
76
75
151
  Brittany Lincicome
CUT
72
75
147
  Pernilla Lindberg
CUT
75
76
151
  Ruixin Liu
CUT
76
71
147
  Gaby Lopez
CUT
75
73
148
  Mo Martin
CUT
76
71
147
  Kristy McPherson
CUT
78
73
151
  Stephanie Meadow
CUT
78
69
147
  Haley Moore
CUT
79
81
160
  Samantha Morrell
CUT
81
88
169
  Azahara Munoz
CUT
73
76
149
  Amy Olson
CUT
78
69
147
  Bianca Pagdanganan
CUT
76
74
150
  Jane Park
CUT
81
71
152
  Sung Hyun Park
CUT
76
74
150
  Hee Young Park
CUT
73
76
149
  Emily Kristine Pedersen
CUT
78
70
148
  Pornanong Phatlum
CUT
73
74
147
  Sophia Popov
CUT
73
75
148
  Mel Reid
CUT
74
73
147
  Alisa Rodriguez
CUT
74
83
157
  Sarah Schmelzel
CUT
75
73
148
  Jenny Shin
CUT
81
72
153
  Jennifer Song
CUT
75
72
147
  Klara Spilkova
CUT
74
82
156
  Marissa Steen
CUT
75
74
149
  Linnea Strom
CUT
77
77
154
  Jasmine Suwannapura
CUT
77
77
154
  Elizabeth Szokol
CUT
76
73
149
  Kelly Tan
CUT
78
77
155
  Maria Torres
CUT
74
82
156
  Yani Tseng
CUT
78
77
155
  Ayako Uehara
CUT
76
76
152
  Jing Yan
CUT
77
77
154
  Angel Yin
CUT
79
71
150
  Anne van Dam
CUT
77
79
156
  Mi Hyang Lee
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