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Jessica Korda

Jessica Korda Professional golfer

Professional golfer
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Professional golfer
Is Athlete Golfer
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 27 February 1993, Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida, U.S.A.
Age: 27 years
Family
Mother: Regina Rajchrtová
Father: Petr Korda
The details
Biography

Jessica Korda (Czech: Jessica Kordová) (born February 27, 1993) is an American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour.

Amateur career

Korda was a member of the 2009 U.S. Junior Solheim Cup and the 2010 U.S. Curtis Cup teams. As an amateur, she won the 2010 South Atlantic Amateur and made the cut at the 2008 and 2009 U.S. Women's Opens. She finished runner-up at the 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur. She represented the Czech Republic in the World Amateur Team Championship Espirito Santo Trophy in 2006, and represented the United States in 2010, finishing tied for 4th.

Korda entered LPGA Tour Qualifying School in the fall of 2010 as a 17-year-old. She finished runner-up in the final Qualifying Tournament, making her eligible for full membership on the Tour in 2011.

Professional career

Korda turned 18 during the second event of the 2011 season. She played in 15 events in her rookie year; her best finish was a tie for 19th at the Avnet LPGA Classic. Her first professional win was in the first event of the 2012 season, the Women's Australian Open at Royal Melbourne. After rounds of 72-70-73-74, her victory came on the second hole of a six-person playoff.

Korda won her second LPGA Tour title at the season opening Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic in January 2014, finishing one shot ahead of Stacy Lewis.

Personal life

Korda is the daughter of retired professional tennis players Petr Korda and Regina Rajchrtová.

Her personal and professional lives intersected at the 2013 U.S. Women's Open. During the third round of that event, she and caddy Jason Gilroyed had several disagreements, and she fired him after shooting 5-over-par for the first nine holes. She then called for her boyfriend, professional golfer Johnny DelPrete, to come in from the gallery and serve as her caddy for the rest of the round. Korda shot 1-under for the second nine, and she kept DelPrete on her bag for the final round.

Her sister Nelly Korda joined her on the 2017 LPGA Tour after earning her card via the Symetra Tour.

Professional wins (4)

LPGA Tour wins (4)

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
1 Feb 12, 2012 Women's Australian Open 72-70-73-74=289 −3 Playoff Paraguay Julieta Granada
United States Stacy Lewis
United States Brittany Lincicome
South Korea So Yeon Ryu
South Korea Hee Kyung Seo
165,000
2 Jan 26, 2014 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic 69-66-72-66=273 −19 1 stroke United States Stacy Lewis 195,000
3 May 25, 2014 Airbus LPGA Classic 67-67-69-65=268 −20 1 stroke Sweden Anna Nordqvist 195,000
4 Oct 11, 2015 Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia 69-67-65-65=266 −18 4 strokes China Shanshan Feng
New Zealand Lydia Ko
United States Stacy Lewis
300,000

LPGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2012 Women's Australian Open Paraguay Julieta Granada
United States Stacy Lewis
United States Brittany Lincicome
South Korea So Yeon Ryu
South Korea Hee Kyung Seo
Won with birdie on second extra hole

Results in LPGA majors

Results not in chronological order before 2015.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
ANA Inspiration DNP DNP T67 DNP CUT T25 T24 CUT CUT T11
Women's PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP CUT T55 T49 T40 CUT CUT
U.S. Women's Open T19 T26 CUT T34 T39 T7 CUT CUT T17
Women's British Open DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT T25 T5 CUT CUT
The Evian Championship ^ T37 71 CUT T22

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied
Yellow background for top-10

Summary

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 4
Women's PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 1 3 9 6
Women's British Open 0 0 0 1 1 2 6 2
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3
Totals 0 0 0 1 2 9 32 18
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (2013 Kraft Nabisco – 2014 Kraft Nabisco)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

LPGA Tour career summary

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made*
Wins 2nds 3rds Top
10s
Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2008 1 1 0 0 0 0 T19 n/a n/a 73.50 n/a
2009 1 1 0 0 0 0 T26 73.25
2010 3 1 0 0 0 0 T67 75.13
2011 15 8 0 0 0 0 T19 52,275 92 74.18 114
2012 20 16 1 0 0 2 1 339,320 41 72.94 69
2013 21 21 0 1 0 6 T2 593,389 25 70.82 15
2014 23 18 2 0 1 6 1 817,885 16 71.55 34
2015 24 16 1 1 0 2 1 590,061 27 71.51 35
2016 23 19 0 1 2 5 2 692,738 24 70.78 21
  • official as of 2016 season

*Includes matchplay and other tournaments without a cut.

World ranking

Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.

Year Ranking Source
2008 330
2009 312
2010 466
2011 313
2012 78
2013 41
2014 24
2015 26
2016 29

Team appearances

Amateur

  • Espirito Santo Trophy (representing the Czech Republic): 2006
  • Espirito Santo Trophy (representing the United States): 2010
  • Junior Solheim Cup (representing the United States): 2009 (winners)
  • Curtis Cup (representing the United States): 2010 (winners)

Professional

  • Solheim Cup (representing the United States): 2013

Solheim Cup record

Year Total
Matches
Total
W–L–H
Singles
W–L–H
Foursomes
W–L–H
Fourballs
W–L–H
Points
Won
Points
%
Career 4 1–2–1 0–0–1 1–1–0 0–1–0 1.5 37.5
2013 4 1–2–1 0–0–1 halved w/ G. Sergas 1–1–0 won w/ M. Pressel 3&2,
lost w/ M. Pressel 2&1
0–1–0 lost w/ M. Wie 2&1 1.5 37.5
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