‘She was crying probably more than me’: Proud sister Jessica Korda stayed up to watch sister’s breakthrough victory across the world

October 28, 2018

While Nelly Korda was putting the finishing touches on her first career LPGA victory in Taipei, Taiwan, back in West Palm Beach, Fla. — 12 hours behind — her biggest fan was agonizing over every shot.

Twenty-year-old Nelly Korda shot a found-under 68 on Sunday to win by two, and her sister, five-time LPGA winner Jessica Korda, was watching and cheering in the middle of the night in the States. Jessica Korda, 25, let her Instagram followers in on the action as the final round played out.

Jessica Korda watches sister Nelly Korda win on the LPGA.

Nelly and Jessica Korda, who became the third sister duo to win on the LPGA, hooked up on FaceTime to chat after the win.

“Walking off the 18th, I saw my friends lined up and my sister was on FaceTime and I just lost it,” Nelly Korda said. “I definitely had a couple tears going down my face.

“I was on FaceTime with [Jessica] and she was saying how proud of me she is, and you know, she was crying probably more than me today,” Nelly Korda said. “But it’s a bond, like that you just can’t even think of. She’s definitely my best friend. She’s been there every step of the way. She knows exactly what I’ve gone through this year.”

Check out some of the proud older sister’s feed below.

Jessica Korda watches sister Nelly Korda win on the LPGA. Jessica Korda watches sister Nelly Korda win on the LPGA. Jessica Korda watches sister Nelly Korda win on the LPGA. Jessica Korda watches sister Nelly Korda win on the LPGA. Jessica Korda watches sister Nelly Korda win on the LPGA.