Nelly Korda is having a moment.
The American golfer made history on Saturday, becoming the first player to win Olympic gold and a major championship in the same year. The 23-year-old has won three tournaments this season, including the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
GOLFING FOR GOLD!@NellyKorda wins Olympic GOLD in women's golf for Team USA! #SeeHerShine | #OlympicHERstory pic.twitter.com/3AcXvcMUAp— On Her Turf (@OnHerTurf) August 7, 2021
GOLFING FOR GOLD!@NellyKorda wins Olympic GOLD in women's golf for Team USA! #SeeHerShine | #OlympicHERstory pic.twitter.com/3AcXvcMUAp
Korda captured gold for Team USA, finishing 17-under on the Kasumigaseki Country Club course. The Olympic tournament was decided on the 18th hole, with Korda tapping in a four-foot putt to break away from silver-medalist Mone Inami of Japan. Korda went into the final round leading by three strokes.
“It was very stressful, but I kept it together. I fought pretty hard,” said Korda after Saturday’s victory.