Women's PGA Championship 2021: Nelly Korda Wins 1st Career Major; New World No. 1

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVJune 27, 2021

JOHNS CREEK, GEORGIA - JUNE 27: Nelly Korda reacts to her birdie putt on the 14th hole the final round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club on June 27, 2021 in Johns Creek, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Nelly Korda left no doubt on Sunday. And now she's the top-ranked player in the world.

Korda won her first major tournament after pulling away from the field with a 4-under 68, besting Lizette Salas by three strokes. The two came into Sunday's final round even atop the leaderboard, but Salas couldn't keep up, shooting a 1-under 71.


The moment Nelly Korda became a major champion.<a href="https://t.co/TGi7jcZmA8">pic.twitter.com/TGi7jcZmA8</a>

Hyo Joo Kim (-10), Giulia Molinaro (-10), Danielle Kang (-8) and Patty Tavatanakit (-8) rounded out the top five.