Nelly Korda and Jessica Korda, from junior golf to LPGA fame

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Nelly Korda and Jessica Korda, from junior golf to LPGA fame

It’s rare that the surname “Korda” doesn’t appear at the top of an LPGA leaderboard these days.

Both Jessica Korda and Nelly Korda were successful early on in their respective LPGA careers. Older sister Jessica, 28, first won the first event of her second year touring in 2012. Nelly, 22, also won her second year on tour, making the Kordas the third sister to deserve LPGA wins next to Moriya and Ariya Jutanugarn as well as Charlotta and Annika Sorenstam.

Scroll through the history of the Korda sisters from junior golf to LPGA.

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

Jessica and Nelly Korda in 2013 on Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach, Florida.

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

Jessica and Nelly Korda in 2013 on Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach, Florida.

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

Jessica and Nelly Korda in 2013 on Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach, Florida.

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

Jessica and Nelly Korda in 2013 on Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach, Florida.

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

Jessica and Nelly Korda in 2013 on Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach, Florida.

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

Jessica and Nelly Korda in 2013 on Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach, Florida.

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

Jessica and Nelly Korda in 2013 on Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach, Florida.

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

Jessica Korda (21), brother Sebastian (14) and Nelly (16) in 2014.

Jessica Korda

Jessica Korda came to her little sister Nelly in the round of 16 during the …

Jessica Korda came to watch her little sister Nelly play in the 2015 US Women’s Amateur Round of 16 at Portland Golf Club in Portland, Oregon.

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

Jessica Korda hugs her sister Nelly after losing her match in the round of 16 …

Jessica Korda hugs her sister Nelly after losing her match in the round of 16 during the 2015 US Women’s Amateur at Portland Golf Club in Portland, Oregon.

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

Jessica Korda, right, leans on her sister Nelly during a pre-2017 training session.

Jessica Korda, right, leans on her sister Nelly during a practice round prior to the 2017 US Women’s Open at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (Photo: Darren Carroll-USGA)

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

Jessica Korda and Nelly Korda celebrate after the Honda LPGA Thailand at the Siam Country Club on…

Jessica Korda and Nelly Korda celebrate after the Honda LPGA Thailand at Siam Country Club on February 25, 2018 in Chonburi, Thailand. (Photo: Thananuwat Srirasant / Getty Images)

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda and the rest of Team USA before the Solheim Cup at …

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda and the rest of Team USA before the Solheim Cup in Gleneagles on September 10, 2019 in Auchterarder, Scotland. (Photo by Naomi Baker / Getty Images)

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda and the rest of Team USA before the Solheim Cup at …

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda and the rest of Team USA before the Solheim Cup in Gleneagles on September 10, 2019 in Auchterarder, Scotland. (Photo by Naomi Baker / Getty Images)

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

The sisters Jessica (left) and Nelly Korda introduce themselves during a press conference in Solheim 2019 …

Sisters Jessica (left) and Nelly Korda ask questions during a press conference at the 2019 Solheim Cup in Gleneagles. (Photo: Jamie Squire / Getty Images)

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

Nelly Korda, right, and Jessica Korda high five on the fifth green at the Solheim Cup …

Nelly Korda, right, and Jessica Korda high five on the fifth green during the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles on September 13, 2019 in Auchterarder, Scotland. (Photo: Jamie Squire / Getty Images)

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

Jessica Korda and Nelly Korda from Team USA run on the tenth hole during the Solheim …

Jessica Korda and Nelly Korda from Team USA walk the tenth hole at the Solheim Cup in Gleneagles on September 13, 2019 in Auchterarder, Scotland. (Photo: Jamie Squire / Getty Images)

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

Jessica Korda celebrates her victory with Caroline Masson by hugging her sister, teammate Nelly Korda …

Jessica Korda celebrates her victory with Caroline Masson by hugging her sister, teammate Nelly Korda on the sixteenth green during the final individual matches of the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles on September 15, 2019 in Auchterarder, Scotland. (Photo: Jamie Squire / Getty Images)

Nelly Korda, Jessica Korda

Nelly Korda (right) celebrates with her sister Jessica Korda (left) after winning the Swinging Skirts 2019 …

Nelly Korda (right) celebrates with her sister Jessica Korda (left) after winning the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship 2019. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

Jessica Korda pours champagne to sister Nelly Korda after she won the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA …

Jessica Korda pours champagne to sister Nelly Korda after winning the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA presented by CTBC at Miramar Golf Country Club on November 3, 2019 in New Taipei City, Taiwan. (Photo: Suhaimi Abdullah / Getty Images)

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

Nelly Korda, left, throws a ball while she and her sister Jessica Korda, center, wait to …

Nelly Korda, left, throws a ball as she and sister Jessica Korda, center, wait to tee off on the fifth hole during the final round of the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions on Sunday, January 24, 2021 in Lake Buena Vista , Florida (Photo: Phelan M. Ebenhack-AP)

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

Jessica Korda and Nelly Korda during the first round of the LPGA Drive On Championship 2021 …

Jessica Korda and Nelly Korda during the first round of the 2021 LPGA Drive On Championship at Golden Ocala Golf Club in Ocala, Florida. (Photo: Michael Reaves / Getty Images)

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

Nelly Korda, left, talks to her sister Jessica during the second round of LPGA Drive …

Nelly Korda, left, speaks to her sister Jessica during the second round of the LPGA Drive On Championship at the Golden Ocala Golf Club on March 05, 2021 in Ocala, Florida. (Photo: Michael Reaves / Getty Images)

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

Nelly Korda, left, and Jessica Korda pose for a photo during a training session at …

Nelly Korda (left) and Jessica Korda pose for a picture during a training round at the 2021 US Women’s Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif. On Monday, May 31, 2021. (Photo by Jeff Marsh-USGA)

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

Jessica Korda, left, and Nelly Korda walk during a training session on …

Jessica Korda (left) and Nelly Korda walk off a tee box during a training round at the 2021 US Women’s Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif. On Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (Photo: Robert Beck-USGA)

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

Jessica Korda and Nelly Korda watch during the second round of the …

Jessica Korda and Nelly Korda look into the 11th tee box during the second round of the US Women’s Open at the Olympic Club. (Photo: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda

Nelly Korda and Jessica Korda pose for a picture as they celebrate their 18th birthday.

Nelly Korda and Jessica Korda pose for a picture as they walk to the 18th hole during a practice round for the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club on June 23, 2021 in Johns Creek, Georgia. (Photo: Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images)

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