Skip to main content

Who's No. 1? Nelly Korda

Nelly Korda number one in world rankings

On June 28, 2021, a new No. 1 golfer ascended to the top of the women's world golf rankings. It was a golfer who had never been there before. It was Nelly Korda.

At just 22 years old, Korda hit No. 1 in the world rankings after claiming her first major championship victory. That happened at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, played at Atlantic Athletic Club. Korda tied the tournament's 18-hole scoring record with a 63 in the Round 2. She closed with back-to-back 68s on the weekend to finish at 19-under (tying another tournament record) 269. That was good for a 3-stroke win.

It was Nelly's sixth career win on the LPGA, but her third of 2021. In fact, through the Women's PGA Championship Nelly Korda was the only golfer with multiple wins on the LPGA Tour so far in 2021.

Now No. 1, Korda became the first American golfer to reach the top of the world rankings since Stacy Lewis was there in 2014. And she was the first American golfer to win an LPGA major since 2018.

(Photos via Instagram/@nellykorda)

merry Christmas Nelly Korda

Popular posts from this blog

Michelle Wie's Bahamas Bikini Bonanza

Michelle Wie attended Tiger Woods' Hero World Challenge in early December, which is played at The Albany resort in the Bahamas.

Hyunju Yoo (Hyeonjoo Ryu): Newest Glamour Girl of the KLPGA

First, let's clear up why we've listed two names for this golfer in the headline. When she first came on the scene, she (and everyone else) spelled her name "Hyeonjoo Ryu." But recently on social media, she started spelling it "Hyunju Yoo." And we figure she knows better than anyone how to translate the Korean spelling of her name into an English spelling.

LPGA Golfers Enjoy the Bahamas Beachside and Poolside

Social media gives us a glimpse into the lives of professional golfers the likes of which we could never have gotten a mere 10 years ago. One word tells you all you need to know: "selfie." And when LPGA players visit a tournament site such as, say the Bahamas, selfies sometimes involve bikinis and other swimsuits. The LPGA Tour plays this week at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic. They are staying at the Atlantis Resort, which has a bevy of pools and other water features for them to enjoy; and are also right on the beach. Make that "beaches," since the resort is surrounded by sand and ocean, too. Below are a few of the swimsuit selfies LPGA golfers have shared on their social media accounts this week. First, Danielle Kang: Here are two showing Hee Young Park (left) and her sister Ju Young Park. Ju Young is an LPGA rookie in 2015. Jaye Marie Green (left) and Victoria Elizabeth: Lexi Thompson: And there's Danielle Kang again (right) with M