Nelly and Jessica Korda become third sister duo to win LPGA titles
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Nelly and Jessica Korda become third sister duo to win LPGA titles


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For the second time in 2018, but just the third time in the history of the LPGA dating back to 1950, a pair of sisters have won.

With her win in the 2018 Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship, Nelly Korda won her first LPGA title at the age of 20. When she wrapped up her two-shot win over Minjee Lee, Nelly joined her sister Jessica with LPGA wins, making them the third pair of sisters to win in LPGA history.



The Kordas join the Jutanugarn sisters, Moriya and Ariya, as well the Sorenstam sisters, Annika and Charlotta, in holding this sisterly distinction. The Kordas and Jutanugarns took it to another level, however, with both pairs of sisters winning in 2018.

Jessica Korda unexpectedly won at the Honda LPGA Thailand in February, just months removed from jaw reconstruction surgery. Nelly won in Taiwan in late October.

Moriya Jutanugarn ended a 156-start winless skid on the LPGA with an emotional win at the inaugural Hugel-JTBC LA Open in Los Angeles back in April. Ariya has won three times this LPGA season, but she made the record official in May at the Kingsmill Championship in Virginia.

While the Kordas and Jutanugarns won in the same season, the Sorenstams not only won in the same season; they won in back-to-back weeks. Annika won the Welch's/Circle K championship on March 12, 2000. Then, Charlotta won the Standard Register Ping in Arizona on March 19, 2000. On top of that, Annika won the Standard Register Ping a year later, shooting the only 59 in LPGA history and setting the tournament scoring record.


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