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Nelly Korda Takes Lead in 2021 Rolex ANNIKA Major Award Standings

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Nelly Korda has taken the lead in the 2021 Rolex ANNIKA Major Award standings following her three-stroke victory at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club, her sixth career victory and first major title. Korda is the first American major winner since Angela Stanford won the 2018 Amundi Evian Championship.

With the victory, Korda is projected to move to No. 1 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings when the standings are updated on Monday. She is projected to be the third American to sit atop the Rolex Rankings, joining Stacy Lewis (four weeks in 2013 and 21 weeks in 2014) and Cristie Kerr (five weeks in 2010).

This is Korda’s second consecutive win, following last week’s Meijer LPGA Classic; winning the week prior to a major win has previously been accomplished 18 times, most recently by Lydia Ko in 2016.

The Rolex ANNIKA Major Award recognizes the player who, during a current LPGA Tour season, has the most outstanding record in all five major championships. Points will be awarded at all five major championships to competitors who finish among the top-10 and ties. To take home the award, a player must also win at least one of the five majors.

The winner of the Rolex ANNIKA Major Award will be honored at the Rolex LPGA Awards at the CME Group Tour Championship, the culmination what is sure to be an exciting 2021 major season.