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Nelly Korda

Nelly Korda

American golfer
Nelly Korda
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American golfer
Is Athlete Golfer
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 28 July 1998, Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida, USA
Age 23 years
Star sign Leo
Family
Mother: Regina Rajchrtová
Father: Petr Korda
Siblings: Jessica KordaSebastian Korda
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Nelly Korda (born July 28, 1998) is an American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour, where she has won six times. She played on the 2019 Solheim Cup.

Amateur career

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

Professional career

Korda began her pro career in 2016 on the Symetra Tour, where she won her first pro event at the Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge after shooting rounds of 68-67-69-66 for a 3 stroke victory over Wichanee Meechai. She ended the season 9th on the money list, thus earning her LPGA Tour card for 2017.

On October 28, 2018, Korda won the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship in Taoyuan, Taiwan for her first LPGA Tour title. This win made her and her sister Jessica Korda the third pair of sisters to win in LPGA history, joining the Jutanugarn sisters, Moriya Jutanugarn and Ariya Jutanugarn, along with Charlotta and Annika Sörenstam.

After settling for runner-up at the CME Group Tour Championship and solo 3rd at the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, Korda won the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open on February 17, 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 Korda, won the Women's Australian Open in 2012 and her younger brother, Sebastian, won the 2018 Australian Open junior boys in tennis. The Australian Open win represented Korda's 4th top-5 finish in her most recent 5 LPGA starts. Thanks to this victory, Korda broke into the top 10 for the first time in the February 18, 2019 release of the Women's World Golf Rankings, moving up to 9th from 16th the week before, and becoming the second highest ranked American in the world, surpassed only by 5th ranked Lexi Thompson.

On September 22, 2019, Korda shot a 4-under-par 67 in blustery conditions and won the Lacoste Ladies Open de France by eight shots. On November 3, 2019, Korda defended her title at the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA in a playoff over Caroline Masson and Minjee Lee.

On February 28, 2021, Korda won the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club in Orlando, Florida.

On June 20, 2021, Korda won the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Michigan becoming the first two time winner on the LPGA during the 2021 season. She shot a career best 62 on Saturday to take a lead into the final round.

On June 27, 2021, Korda won her first major at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club. In the final round, Korda shot a 4-under 68 and won by three strokes over Lizette Salas. With the win, Korda became the number one player in the world.

On August 5, 2021 in round 2 of the Ladies Golf Olympics in Japan, Korda stood on the 18th tee at -11 for her round and a birdie on the 18th would have been a round of 59 but she double bogeyed the hole for a 62.

Personal life

Korda is the daughter of retired Czech professional tennis players Petr Korda and Regina Rajchrtová. Her father is a tennis grand slam champion who won the 1998 Australian Open crown. Her younger brother, Sebastian, won the 2018 Australian Open tennis title in the boys' division. Her sister Jessica Korda also plays on the LPGA Tour. Since the end of 2019, she is dating Canadian NHL player Andreas Athanasiou of the Los Angeles Kings. Her brother is professional tennis player Sebastian Korda.

Professional wins (8)

LPGA Tour wins (6)

Legend
Major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour event (5)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
1 Oct 28, 2018 Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship 67-71-69-68=275 −13 2 strokes Minjee Lee 330,000
2 Feb 17, 2019 ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open 71-66-67-67=271 −17 2 strokes Ko Jin-young 195,000
3 Nov 3, 2019 Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA 66-67-65-72=270 −18 Playoff Minjee Lee,
Caroline Masson
330,000
4 Feb 28, 2021 Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio 67-68-68-69=272 −16 3 strokes Lydia Ko,
Lexi Thompson
300,000
5 Jun 20, 2021 Meijer LPGA Classic 68-66-62-67=263 −25 2 strokes Leona Maguire 345,000
6 Jun 27, 2021 Women's PGA Championship 70-63-68-68=269 −19 3 strokes Lizette Salas 675,000

LPGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2019 Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA Minjee Lee
Caroline Masson
Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2020 ANA Inspiration Brooke Henderson
Mirim Lee
Lee won with birdie on first extra hole

Ladies European Tour (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning
score
To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up Winner's
share (€)
1 Sep 22, 2019 Lacoste Ladies Open de France 68-64-70-67=269 −15 8 strokes Céline Boutier 48,750

Symetra Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner-up Winner's
share ($)
1 Sep 4, 2016 Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge 68-67-69-66=270 −14 3 strokes Wichanee Meechai 31,500

Major championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
2021 Women's PGA Championship Tied for lead −19 (70-63-68-68=269) 3 strokes Lizette Salas

Results timeline

Results not in chronological order before 2019 or in 2020.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
ANA Inspiration CUT CUT T42 T13 T52 T2
U.S. Women's Open T64 T59 T44 T10 T39 CUT
Women's PGA Championship T20 T40 T3 WD
The Evian Championship CUT T61 T25 NT
Women's British Open CUT T42 T9 T14
Tournament 2021
ANA Inspiration T3
U.S. Women's Open CUT
Women's PGA Championship 1
The Evian Championship T19
Women's British Open
  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
NT = no tournament
T = tied

Summary

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 1 1 2 2 3 7 5
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 5
Women's PGA Championship 1 0 1 2 2 3 5 4
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 3
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 3
Totals 1 1 2 4 6 11 27 20

LPGA Tour career summary

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made*
Wins 2nd 3rd Top
10s
Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2017 23 19 0 0 0 5 T5 442,068 47 70.61 27
2018 22 18 1 2 0 7 1 1,055,046 13 70.62 22
2019 20 19 2 1 3 12 1 1,665,546 5 69.64 4
2020 12 10 0 1 1 4 T2 575,894 14 70.27 7
2021 13 12 3 1 2 8 1 1,856,649 1 68.89 1

*

World ranking

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

Year Ranking Source
2016 341
2017 73
2018 23
2019 3
2020 4
2021 1

^ As of August 2, 2021

Team appearances

Amateur

  • Junior Solheim Cup (representing the United States): 2015 (winners)

Professional

  • Solheim Cup (representing the United States): 2019

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 3–0–1 1–0–0 2–0–0 0–0–1 3.5 87.5
2019 4 3–0–1 1–0–0 def. C. Hedwall 2 up 2–0–0 won w/ J. Korda 6&4
won w/ J. Korda 6&5
0–0–1 halved w/ B. Altomare 3.5 87.5
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