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Nelly Korda wins Olympic gold on final putt

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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.

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.