USA TODAY US Edition
Kordas’ year: Nelly collects 3-shot win at Gainbridge LPGA
So far, 2021 has been the year of the Korda sisters on the LPGA. After Jessica Korda, the older of the two LPGA players, won the season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions last month, little sister Nelly followed on Sunday with a three-shot victory at the Gainbridge LPGA at Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida.
Korda finished at 16 under after a final-round 3-under 69 for her fourth career LPGA title.
Korda took a one-shot lead on rookie Patty Tavatanakit into the final round. Birdies on Nos. 2, 5 and 6 moved Korda to 16 under and that’s where she sat for the remainder of the day. Tavatanakit couldn’t get anything going and slid down the leaderboard, tying for fifth at 10 under with a 74.
Lexi Thompson and Lydia Ko were three back in second. – Julie Williams
PGA Tour: Branden Grace holed out for eagle on the par-4 17th and then making birdie from the sand on the par-5 18th to reach 19 under Sunday and win the Puerto Rico Open. Jhonattan Vegas made birdie on the par-5 18th to reach 18 under, briefly tying Grace for the lead and ultimately finishing second. – Adam Woodard
PGA Tour Champions: The last time Mike Weir and Kevin Sutherland each won, they did so in the state of Arizona. Sutherland’s win was three months ago at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Phoenix. Mike Weir hadn’t won since 2007. On Sunday, Sutherland rallied to win the Cologuard Classic at Omni Tucson National Resort. On the par-5 17th, he made a short birdie putt to take a one-shot lead. Both striped their drives on the 18th hole. Sutherland parred it to win at 15 under; Weir bogeyed the hole.