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JOHNS CREEK, Georgia – Nelly Korda’s victory at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship wasn’t the family’s only big accomplishment for the day.

Big sister Jessica secured the fourth and final spot on Team USA’s roster in the Tokyo Olympics, the LPGA confirmed. She will remain No. 13 in the Rolex Rankings after a T-15 finish at the Women’s PGA.

The Korda sisters will join Lexi Thompson and Danielle Kang in the Summer Games Aug. 4-7 at Kasumigaseki Country Club. Lexi is the only returner from the 2016 Games in Rio.

The Korda sisters will follow in the footsteps of their mother Regina, who represented then-Czechoslovakia in the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul.

“It’s cool,” said Jessica. “I’m obviously really sad and kind of disappointed that we won’t have our families there and we won’t be able to go watch other sports. I’m not sure what kind of Olympic experience it’s going to be, but this is not something I’ve ever dreamed, to be an Olympian, because I never thought our sport would ever be there. But it’s really cool. My mom played, dad never did. This is something pretty cool.”

Nelly broke through with her first major championship victory at Atlanta Athletic Club and rose to No. 1 in the world.

“I mean, it’s an amazing opportunity to represent our country,” she said. “Right now, I’m just going to enjoy some time off maybe, and you’ll see us at Dow (Great Lakes Bay Invitational) representing Team Jelly together.”


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