When you keep knocking on the door you either break it down or it never gets opened.
In golf there are a few players who know this all too well.
You think of Colin Montgomerie never getting over the hump to win a Major or to Phil Mickelson and his ongoing battle to win the US Open.
It was starting to feel that way in the women’s game too, especially for Nelly Korda.
But doubters were served the best slice of humble pie they will ever eat.
Korda stormed to victory at the Women’s PGA Championship after humdinger of a battle with Lizette Salas.
They were the only two in the field who ended day on top of the leaderboard with Salas taking control on day one.
But a simply stunning nine-under-par 63, a new tournament record, in the second round saw Korda go top.
After day three they were level.
And a week after the men gave us a thrilling final day battle for the US Open the women gave us the same.
Korda Rises to the Top
It was two eagles which eventually helped Korda to claim victory on 19 under. With the real hammer blow was at the 12th which saw the two players have very different experiences.
Korda recorded an eagle three and Salas a bogey six
The victory has also seen her rise to the top of the women’s world rankings.
“I’ve put in a lot of hard work and to finally get a major championship… I don’t even have the words,”
“I had a great week last week and carried the momentum into this week,” she said.
“This is something I have worked for since I was 14, since I played in my first tournament I wanted to be a major champion and to get it done here, it’s really special.
“Lizette played really well as well, I just tried to keep a level head and take it one shot at a time.”
The form Korda is referencing is her victory at the Meijer Classic, the fifth win of her career.
Number six would have felt so much sweeter though.
Another great advertisement for the women’s game.
Many flashes and runs at titles had fallen short for Korda as she climbed to the top, with six top 10 finishes at Majors.
But now potential has been turned into victory.