Nelly Korda has become the fourth family member to win an Australian Open, of sorts
Nelly Korda held off the challengers to raise the Patricia Bridges Bowl, winning the Women’s Australian Open by two strokes, her second LPGA victory.
And in a strange twist of fate, Korda became the family member to win an Australian Open title.
Her father Petr won the tennis Australian Open in 1998, her big sister Jessica claimed the same trophy in 2012 and her brother just last year win the boys tennis title at the Australian Open.
Martin Blake reported at Golf Australia she felt a little left out until today’s victory:
It is not just a marketing spiel; it means something to the family. Nelly Korda said at the start of this week she felt “so left out” when her family talked about their Australian Open wins. Now, she can join in the conversation and on Sunday night, she even mimicked her father’s famous scissor-kick celebration. “That felt really good,” she said.