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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)

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