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What You Need to Know About Nelly Korda

By: | Mon 22 Aug 2022 | Comments


AMERICAN Nelly Korda produced a superb five-under-par 67 to win the Aramco Team Series event at La Reserva Club, Spain as her sister, Jessica, collapsed to 77 in the final round. 

Jessica, who had equalled the lowest score in Ladies European Tour history with 61 on day one, led by six shots heading into the final round.

But she lost her game in the final round as world number three Nelly came from seven shots behind to take the title.

"I'm super excited to win," said former Women's PGA champion Nelly. "I haven't won this year, so it feels nice to get a win under my belt but I'm also very sad as it wasn't the day Jess was expecting.

"I guess we were hoping for a bit more of a battle going down the stretch, but it's golf and that sometimes happens."

Nelly, who was sidelined for two months earlier this year because of a blood clot in her left arm, roared into contention around the turn.

The Olympic champion bogeyed the second before finding her stride, twice producing three birdies in a row from the seventh to the ninth and then the 12th to 14th.

She made seven birdies in total and dropped shots on two holes to finish the event in Sotogrande on 13-under and claim her second Ladies European Tour title.

Jessica, the world number 14, shared second with France's Pauline Roussin and Spain's Ana Pelaez Trivino.

Who is Nelly Korda?

Nelly Korda was born in Florida on July 28, 1998. She is the sister of Jessica and the daughter of Petr Korda, former winner of the Australian Open men’s tennis tournament. Her younger brother, Sebastian, plays on the ATP tennis tour. She has won seven times on the LPGA Tour, climbing to number one in the world rankings. She won the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Korda turned pro in 2016 and won her first event on the Symetra Tour. Her first win on the LPGA Tour came in 2018. Her first major victory came at the Women’s PGA Championship in 2021. In March 2022 she suffered a blood clot in her arm that required surgery.

She averages 271.18 yards from the tee, hitting 70.89% of fairways and 74.19% of greens in regulation. She averages 30.26 putts per round and gets up and down from the sand 38.30% off the time. Her scoring average for 2022 is 70.10.


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