Nelly Korda's Plan to Popularize Women's Golf

"I feel like we just need a stage. We need to be put on TV," Korda said.

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Nelly Korda's Plan to Popularize Women's Golf
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This year's RBC Heritage could create huge problems for women's golf. RBC Heritage and Chevron Championship are played at the same time, on the same days. Both tournaments are professional golf events held in the same week, resulting in overlapping schedules and competition for viewership, media attention, and sponsorships. This could pose a challenge for women's golf, especially when competing with a tournament like RBC Heritage, which has greater media coverage and traditionally attracts a large number of spectators and sponsors. 

Women's golf has never attracted attention like men's. While this is a fact, the reality remains that efforts can be made to work on it, and it could influence the popularization of women's golf. World No.1 Nelly Korda commented on the current state of golf, emphasizing that female golfers must give their best, attract attention, and only then expect viewership and new opportunities.

"I think that it just depends on the opportunities that are brought to you. If you're playing good golf and you're competing well and people see how much love you have for the game or how much work you put in day in and day out, I think everything comes with results," Korda said, as quoted by Golf Monthly!

"If you don't have results you're not going to get opportunities. At the end of the day, everything is about results."

Nelly Korda highlighted her approach to promoting golf, emphasizing her commitment to authenticity. She expressed that she prefers to stay true to herself and only engage in activities that align with her comfort level. Furthermore, she shared her genuine enthusiasm for interacting with young players and contributing to the promotion of the sport. Overall, Korda's dedication to remaining authentic while engaging with others reflects her passion for golf promotion

Her love for golf becomes increasingly evident year after year. Few golfers play with as much passion as she does. From day one, she has aimed not only to draw attention to herself but also to women's golf as a whole. In that, she has succeeded, and her journey could inspire other golfers. Korda has worked diligently, strived, and rightfully achieved huge success in her career. She is the reason many young girls have developed a love for golf and dream of one day becoming like her.

Analyzing how women's golf can progress and what needs to be done, Korda shared her perspective. She believes it is crucial for the sport to be televised and to showcase themselves in the best light possible. If there's an opportunity to display their skills for everyone to see, it's a great and most effective way to attract attention.

"I feel like we just need a stage. We need to be put on TV," Korda said.

"I feel like when it's tape delay or anything like that that hurts our game. Women's sports just needs a stage. If we have a stage we can show up and perform and show people what we're all about."

Korda expresses that she doesn't view the responsibility of promoting women's golf as a burden, emphasizing her desire to show her enjoyment of competing regularly and practicing alongside her peers. She hopes that her consistent presence and performance will attract more attention to the sport. 

As we've already mentioned, Korda doesn't need to make an effort to demonstrate how much she loves this sport. Her performances on the big stage speak volumes about her passion and dedication to golf. Her intentions for the future are to maintain the same approach.

While stressing the increased spotlight due to her recent success, she remains grateful for the opportunity, understanding how quickly circumstances can change. Ultimately, she aims for people to recognize her authentic self and be inspired by her example.

Nelly Korda and Chevron Championship

Korda has high expectations for Chevron, hoping she can win this competition once again. It's interesting to note that the prize money has increased from $5.2 million to $7.9 million, with the winner taking home $1.2 million.

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This will only be an additional motivation, not just for Korda, but also for other players to showcase their best. This competition has always attracted attention, and we doubt that the situation will be any different this time. Korda is the main favorite for victory. Being the favorite doesn't represent a particular pressure for her, considering she's a golfer who knows how to perform in big competitions.

The Chevron Championship is one of the five majors. It will be played at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Texas. Last year's winner of this competition was Lilia Vu, and we will see who will succeed in winning this Major this year.

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