Who's who: Jessica Korda

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Who's who: Jessica Korda

  • Name:

    Jessica Regina Korda
  • Also known as:

    Jess
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Feb 27, 1993 in Bradenton, Florida.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer.
  • Turned Pro:

    2010

Roll of Honour

Curtis Cup player (2010). Solheim Cup player (2013, '19, '21; selected for 2017 team but could not play due to injury). Multiple wins on the LPGA Tour.

Did you know?

Jessica Korda is the daughter of retired professional tennis players Petr Korda and Regina Rajchrtová. Her younger sister Nelly also plays on the LPGA Tour, while younger brother Sebastian is a professional tennis player.

Jessica enjoyed an excellent amateur golf career, representing the USA in the 2009 Junior Solheim Cup and 2010 Curtis Cup teams. She was runner-up to fellow American Danielle Kang in the 2010 US Women's Open championship.

The 2012 Women's Australian Open marked Jessica's first win as a professional golfer; she prevailed with a birdie at the second hole of a six-person playoff. Further LPGA Tour wins followed in the United States and Asia, as well as multiple Solheim Cup appearances. To date Jessica has recorded top ten finishes in all five of the the women's major championships, without, as yet, winning one.

Top tournaments won by Jessica Korda

2021
America
260 (-24)
$180,000
Diamond Resorts

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Korda, Jessica

Score

260 (-24)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Diamond Resorts

Played as the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions presented by IOA (Insurance Office of America) (Jan 21-24; LPGA Tr season opener). Jessica Korda (USA) beat Danielle Kang (USA) with a 25-foot birdie putt at the first playoff hole. Jessica's younger sister Nelly Korda finished 2 shots back in third place. [Tranquilo course, Four Seasons G&SC, Orlando, FL].

2018
Asia
263 (-25)
US$240,000
Honda

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Korda, Jessica

Score

263 (-25)

Prize money

US$240,000

Title sponsor

Honda

Played as the Honda LPGA Thailand (Feb 22-25; co-sanctioned with LPGA Tour). Second-placed Lexi Thompson (USA) and Moriya Jutanugarn (Thai) finished 4 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Jessica Korda (USA), who recorded her fifth LPGA Tour win. [Old course, Siam CC, Pattaya].

2015
Asia
266 (-18)
US$300,000
Sime Darby

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Korda, Jessica

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

US$300,000

Title sponsor

Sime Darby

Played as the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia (Oct 8-11; LPGA Tour event). Second-placed Lydia Ko (NZ), Stacy Lewis (USA) and defending champion Shanshan Feng (China) finished 5 shots behind Jessica Korda (USA), who recorded her fourth LPGA Tour win. [East course, TPC Kuala Lumpur, KL, Malaysia; at the time known as Kuala Lumpur G&CC].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Korda, Jessica

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

Airbus

Played as the Airbus LPGA Classic presented by JTBC Info (May 22-25; formerly Mobile Bay LPGA Classic). Second-placed Anna Nordqvist (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Jessica Korda (USA). [Crossings course, RTJ Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove, Mobile, AL].

2014
America
273 (-19)
$195,000
Pure Silk

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Korda, Jessica

Score

273 (-19)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

Pure Silk

Played as the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic (Jan 23-26; LPGA Tour season opener). Second-placed Stacy Lewis (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jessica Korda (USA), who recorded her second LPGA Tour win. [Ocean Club, Paradise Island, New Providence, Bahamas].

2012
Aus/NZ
289 (-3)
US$165,000
ISPS Handa

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Korda, Jessica

Score

289 (-3)

Prize money

US$165,000

Title sponsor

ISPS Handa

Played as the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open (Feb 9-12; ALPG/LET/LPGA Trs event; first year as an LPGA Tour event; LPGA Tour season opener). Jessica Korda (USA) recorded her first professional win beating Julieta Granada (Para), Stacy Lewis (USA), Brittany Lincicome (USA), So Yeon Ryu (S Kor) and Hee Kyung Seo (S Kor) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. All six parred the first playoff hole. [Composite of East & West courses, Royal Melbourne GC, Victoria, Aus].

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(May 30-June 2).

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Nelly Korda: won the Mizuho Americas Open (May 16-19) at Liberty National GC, continuing her extraordinary form in LPGA events. This was her sixth win in seven starts in 2024.

Xander Schauffele: recorded his first major championship win, and second record-equalling low score of 62 in a major. Only he, Branden Grace, Rickie Fowler and Shane Lowry have achieved this feat in a men’s major championship.

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