ESPYs: Justin Thomas, Nelly Korda win top golf honors at annual awards show

The ESPYs are an annual awards show that celebrates the best players, teams and moments in the world of sports. The 2022 extravaganza was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

Nelly Korda won the award for Best Athlete, Women’s Golf while Justin Thomas won for Best Athlete, Men’s Golf.

Korda most recently competed in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational alongside her sister in the LPGA’s lone team event. The pair finished tied for eight. Thomas on Sunday tied for 53rd at the 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews.

Thomas has played in 18 events so in the 2021-22 season, made the cut 16 times and has had 11 top-25 finishes, nine top-10s and a win, which was his career second major, at the PGA Championship in May. He also surpassed the $50 million mark in career earnings this season.

Korda, currently third in the Rolex Rankings, won the gold medal last summer in the Tokyo Olympics. She has yet to find the winner’s circle in 2022, but she had four wins, including a major, in 2021.

She’ll get another chance for a major this week at the Amundi Evian Championship, which starts Thursday in France.