Player Profile: Nelly Korda

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NELLY KORDA

American Nelly Korda Down Under for the ISPS HANDA Australian Open

The 20-year-old has already won on the world’s biggest tour and is ranked inside the top 25 in the world with her power game. Younger sister of the multiple winner Jessica Korda, she is quickly making her own name in golf. Was tied-40th last year’s Australian open at the Kooyonga Course in Adelaide, South Australia.

American professional Golfer Nelly Korda comes to the ISPS Handa Australian Open with one win since turning professional in 2016. Throughout her career Korda has had 10 Top 10’s.

Nelly started 2019 with a 3rd in the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions presented by Insurance Office of America.

At 5’10” Korda started playing golf at an early age, joined sister Jessica Korda on the LPGA Tour in 2017 as a Rookie.

2018 In a nutshell:

  • 22 events, 18 cuts, $41,055,046 (13)
  • Became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championships by CTBC and crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings.
  • Had seven top-10 finishes, including her win and runner-up finishes at the HSBC Women’s World Championship and CME Group Tour Championship.

CAREER Highlights

2017:

  • 23 events, 19 cuts made, $442,068 (47)
  • As a Rookie, had five top-10 finishes including top-20 finishes in 23 starts

2016:

  • Won the Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge and finished ninth on the Volvik Race for the Card Symetra Tour money list to earn LPGA Tour status in her first year as a professional
  • Recorded seven top-10 finishes including a T6 at the Symetra Tour Championship to finish in the top 10.
  • Qualifies for the U.S. Women’s Open in 2016

Amateur Highlights

  • Qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open in 2013
  • Won the 2015 Harder Hall Women’s Invitational as a 17-year-old.

Nelly Korda Press Conference ahead of the 2019 ISPS Handa Australian Open

 

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