Women's Open 2021: Sweden's Anna Nordqvist wins major at Carnoustie

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Anna Nordqvist, a fellow Swede Annika Andrestam, and Laura Davies in England are only three of the European women who have won at least three majors.

Sweden's Anna Nordqvist was awarded her third major title. She held her nerve to win the 2021 Women's Open at Carnoustie on an exciting final day.

Nanna Koerstz madsen, 34, was on level par with her playing partner. She had 12 under. Nanna kept her composure and won the final.

England's Georgia Hall was tied for second on 11 under.

After a great week, Louise Duncan, a Scottish amateur, was tied for 10th.

Nordqvist won her second major in 2009 with the LPGA Championship. She added the Evian Championship to 2017 but has had a poor run ever since.

Nordqvist, who has not won a tournament in the past and was not among the top 50 players worldwide, was not favored to take on Carnoustie.

She showed her all of her experience and quality, especially after Saturday's tournament-low 65. To win, she was a shining example of her talent.

"I have been waiting for this win for a long time. Nordqvist said that there have been many downs and difficult times, so it makes it even more sweet.

"I could only wish to win the British Open."

In 2008, Nordqvist was the Sunningdale's leading amateur. She warmly congratulated Duncan, 21 years old, in her acceptance speech.

After finishing fifth in the final women's major, Duncan from Stirling University will be awarded the Smyth Salver Prize.

Duncan, making her major debut, was two shots behind the leader going into Sunday's final round. She shot a level par 72.

She said, "I'm thrilled with my performance and couldn't be more proud of myself."

"I was a little disappointed by the end there, but that's to be expected. 72 is still a great result on Sunday.

"I felt a little nervous at the beginning and was actually feeling sick, but once I had rolled in the par [on the first], I felt great." I didn't feel nervous even when I came down the last.

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