Born:July 18, 1998 in Bradenton, Florida.
MAJORS (1): Women's PGA Championship (2021). Solheim Cup player (2019, '21). Olympic Gold Medal (2021, Tokyo). Multiple wins on the LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour. Has held the position of No.1 golfer in the Women's Official World Golf Rankings.
Nelly Korda is the daughter of retired professional tennis players Petr Korda and Regina Rajchrtová. Her older sister Jessica also plays on the LPGA Tour, while younger brother Sebastian is a professional tennis player.
Nelly enjoyed an excellent amateur golf career, representing the USA in the 2015 Junior Solheim Cup. She made the cut at the 2013 US Women's Open championship as a 14-year-old.
After turning professional in 2016, wins on the LPGA Tour came first in Taiwan and Australia, before subsequent victories on home soil in the USA and in Europe. Major championship honours came in 2021 with a win at the Women's PGA Championship held at the renowned Atlanta Athletic Club. Just over a month later Nelly became only the third ever woman, and second from the USA, to win an Olympic Games gold medal for golf.
Played as the Aramco Team Series - Sotogrande (Aug 18-20; Ladies European Tour event; each of the 36 teams includes three professionals and one amateur player). [La Reserva de Sotogrande GC, nr San Roque, Andalucia].
Individual competition: second-placed Ana Pelaez Trivino (Esp), Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (Fra) and Jessica Korda (USA) finished 3 shots behind Nelly Korda (USA), who recorded her second Ladies European Tour win.
Team competition winners: Team Jessica Korda (255, -33): Jessica Korda (USA), Moora Komulainen (Fin), Tereza Melecka (Czech) & Malcolm Borwick (Eng, amateur); professionals in winning team received $35,000 each. Team competition runners-up: Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (Fra), Jana Melichova (Czech), Mim Sangkapong (Thai) & Ana Luisa Hernandez (Esp, amateur).
Note: third of five Aramco Team Series pro-am events in 2022.
Played as the Gainbridge LPGA (Feb 25-28). Second-placed Lexi Thompson (USA) and Lydia Ko (NZ) finished 3 shots behind Nelly Korda (USA). [Lake Nona G&CC, Orlando, Florida].
Played as the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give (June 17-20). Second-placed Leona Maguire (Ire) finished 2 shots behind Nelly Korda (USA), who recorded her fifth LPGA Tour win. [Blythefield CC, Belmont, nr Grand Rapids, Michigan].
Olympic Games Women's Individual golf event (3rd) (Aug 4-7; Summer Olympic Games XXXII). 23-year-old World No.1 Nelly Korda (USA; gold medal) finished 1 shot ahead of Mone Inami (Jpn; silver) and defending champion Lydia Ko (NZ; bronze). Inami beat Ko with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th) to secure the silver medal. [East course, Kasumigaseki CC, Kawagoe, Saitama, nr Tokyo]. Postponed from 2020 due to global coronavirus pandemic.
Played as the Pelican Women's Championship (Nov 11-14). Nelly Korda (USA) beat Lexi Thompson (USA), Lydia Ko (NZ) and Sei Young Kim (S Kor) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). In the final round, after a disastrous triple-bogey 7 at the par-4 17th, Korda immediately rallied to birdie the par-4 18th twice, first to get into the playoff and then to win it. [Pelican GC, Belleair, nr Tampa, FL].
The KPMG Women's PGA Championship (67th) (June 24-27). Second-placed Lizette Salas (USA) finished 3 shots behind 22-year-old Nelly Korda (USA), who recorded her first major championship win, and second LPGA Tour win in as many weeks. Korda's back-to-back wins propelled her to No.1 in the women's world rankings for the first time. [Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, Atlanta, GA].
Played as the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship presented by CTBC (Oct 31-Nov 3; co-sanctioned with LPGA Tour). Defending champion Nelly Korda (USA) beat Caroline Masson (Ger) and Minjee Lee (Aus) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th). [Miramar G&CC, Taipei, Taiwan].
Played as the Lacoste Ladies Open de France (Sept 19-22). Second-placed Céline Boutier (Fra) finished 8 shots behind 21-year-old Nelly Korda (USA), who recorded her first Ladies European Tour win. [Châteaux course, Golf du Médoc, nr Bordeaux].
Played as the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open (Feb 14-17; ALPG/LPGA Trs event). Second-placed and defending champion Jin Young Ko (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Nelly Korda (USA), whose sister Jessica won this title in 2012. [West course, The Grange GC, nr Adelaide, Australia].
Played as the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship presented by CTBC (Oct 25-28; co-sanctioned with LPGA Tour). Second-placed Minjee Lee (Aus) finished 2 shots behind 20-year-old Nelly Korda (USA), who recorded her first LPGA Tour win in her second year on the Tour. Nelly's older sister Jessica Korda was already established as a multiple winner on the Tour. [Ta Shee G&CC, Daxi, nr Taoyuan City, Taiwan].
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