There are 70 golfers with Sunday tee times at the Atlanta Athletic Club, but the final round of the PGA Women’s KPMG Championship appears to be a two-man showdown between Nelly Korda and Lizette Salas. The pair are tied at 15 under 201 on 54 holes, five strokes ahead of their next closest pursuers and eight ahead of all but four players.
Both Korda and Salas are former US Solheim Cup players in search of their first major career titles. If either comes out on top, it will be the first time an American has won a major LPGA Tour since Angela Stanford won the 2018 Evian Championship.
A Korda victory would be the sixth in the 22-year-old’s career, the latest to come last week at the Meijer LPGA Classic. Salas, 31, is chasing her second career victory, adding to her 2014 Pure Silk Championship title.
As if Korda needed an extra push, a win would also potentially push her to No. 1 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, depending on the finishes of current No.1 Jin Young Ko (T-54 entering the final round). ) and no. 2 Inbee Park (T-34).
Of course, there are also financial incentives for both players to come out on top. The total cash prize amount at the KPMG PGA Women’s Championship is $ 4.5 million (an increase from $ 4.3 million in 2020), with the winner earning $ 675,000. Only the US Women’s Open has a larger overall purse and a winning salary among the LPGA majors.
With the winner’s check for $ 675,000, Korda would surpass the $ 5 million career earnings mark with $ 5,532,484; Salas would exceed the $ 6 million career earnings mark ($ 6,365,134).
Here is the prize money for every golfer who made the cut at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Check back after the tournament and we’ll update this list with individual names and cash winnings.