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Nelly Korda Player Profile And What's In The Bag

By: | Tue 02 Apr 2024

Article Updated in April 2024

Nelly Korda wrote herself into the history books by winning the first women’s major of 2024, the Chevron Championship, for a fifth successive victory.

The American world number one joined legendary golfers Nancy Lopez and Annika Sorenstam, to become only the third golfer to achieve the feat.

Korda, 25, started the final round one shot behind Ryu Hae-ran. Her three-under 69 on a windy day in Texas saw her finish on 13 under to win her second major by two shots.

Korda finished in style too, with a birdie on the last hole, and said: "That back nine felt like the longest back nine of my entire life. It was a little bit of a grind on the back nine, but I'm happy to get the win.

"I was definitely starting to feel it on the back nine, just the nerves setting in. It's a major. It's everything that I've always wanted as a little girl, to lift that major trophy.

"As I said, I can finally breathe now and just enjoy the moment because I was definitely really nervous. I feel sick to my stomach."

A late surge from Sweden's Maja Stark helped her finish second on 11 under, while American Lauren Coughlin - who shot the best round of the day with a four-under 68 - finished joint third on 10 under alongside Canada's Brooke Henderson.

Ryu's round of 74 meant she finished fifth. English trio Georgia Hall, Charley Hull and Lottie Woad - who won the Augusta National Women's Amateur earlier this month - all ended the tournament with a share of 23rd place, on one under. Northern Ireland's Stephanie Meadow was a shot further back.

Nelly Korda

Player Profile

Korda was born in Bradenton, Florida on July 28, 1998 and is the daughter of former tennis star Petr Korda.

She was a member of the 2015 U.S.Junior Solheim Cup team. As an amateur, she won the 2015 Harder Hall Invitational, and the 2015 PING Invitational, and was a 2015 AJGA Rolex Junior All-American. She also made the cut at the 2013 US Women’s Open, one month before her 15th birthday.

She began her pro career in 2016 on the Symmetry Tour, winning her first pro event at the Sioux Falls Challenge after shooting rounds of 68-67-69-66. She ended the season ninth on the money list, thus earning her LPGA Tour card for 2017. He first win came at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship in October 2018. It made her and her sister Jessica the third pair of sisters to win in LPGA history.

Korda won the Women’s Australian Open in February 2019. In doing so, she completed a "Family Slam" in Australia. Her father, Petr, won the 1998 Australian Open singles in tennis. Her older sister, Jessica, won the Women's Australian Open in 2012 and her younger brother, Sebastian, won the 2018 Australian Open junior boys in tennis.

On February 28, 2021, Korda won the Gainbridge LPGA at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club in Orlando, Florida. In June she claimed the Meijer LPGA in Michigan. She shot a career best 62 in the third round.

Later the same month she landed her first major, the KPMG, and climbed to the top of the world rankings.

In August 2021 in the second round of the Olympic Games golf tournament Korda stood on the 18th tee at -11 for her round. A birdie would have given her a round of 59 but she double bogeyed the hole for a 62. She went on to win the gold medal.

In November, Korda won the Pelican Women’s Championship for her fourth LPGA victory of 2021. She was the first American to win four times in an LPGA Tour season since Stacy Lewis in 2012.  

She had the lowest scoring average on tour (68.774) in her 62 rounds, although she finished second on the money list ($2,382,198) to Lydia Ko ($3,502,161).

This season she has won the Drive On Championship, Los Angeles Open, Arizona Championship, T-Mobile Matchplay and now the Chevron..

Her latest victory is her 13th on the LPGA Tour and takes her season’s earnings to $2.4m.

Last 10 Events

The Chevron Championship - 1st

T-Mobile Matchplay - 1st

Ford Championship - 1st

SERI PAK Championship - 1st

LPGA Drive On Championship - 1st

Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions - T16th

Grant Thornton Invitational - T4th

CME Group Tour Championship - T8th

The ANNIKA - T25th

Maybank Championship - T6th

Key Stats

Driving Distance - 264.74 Yards

Driving Accuracy - 74.22%

Greens in Regulation - 75.85%

Sand Saves - 42.42%

Putts Per Round - 29.57

Scoring Average - 69.22

What's In Nelly Korda's Golf Bag

TaylorMade Qi10 Max 10.5° Driver

TaylorMade Stealth 2 15.0° 3-Wood

TaylorMade Stealth 2 21.0° 7-Wood

TaylorMade P770 5-Iron

TaylorMade P7MC 6-PW

TaylorMade Milled Grind 4 Wedges 50° SB, 54° SB

Scotty Cameron Tour Prototype Putter

TaylorMade TP5x Golf Ball

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