Nelly Korda makes it five, Chevron's also hers

Forty-six years after Nancy Lopez's historic achievement in 1978, another American has made waves in the world of women's golf: Nelly Korda.

by Andrea Gussoni
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Nelly Korda makes it five, Chevron's also hers
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Forty-six years after Nancy Lopez's historic achievement in 1978, another American has made waves in the world of women's golf: Nelly Korda. The 26-year-old prodigy from Bradenton, Florida, has recently clinched her fifth consecutive victory on the LPGA Tour, a feat unseen for decades.

Her latest triumph came at the Chevron Championship, the first Major of 2024, held at The Club at Carlton Woods, where she finished with a total score of 275 (-13), edging out her closest competitor by two strokes.

Nelly Korda, results

Korda has showcased an unparalleled dominance in American women's golf this year, capturing an impressive five titles, including the LPGA Drive On Championship, Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship, Ford Championship, T-Mobile Match Play, and Chevron Championship.

Only Nancy Lopez in 1978 and Annika Sorenstam in 2005 had previously achieved such a remarkable feat. The golf phenom expressed her elation at realizing her dream of winning a Major, now boasting two of these prestigious titles in her trophy cabinet.

Her victory at the Chevron Championship earned her a substantial prize purse of $1,200,000, from a total purse of $7,900,000, the highest in the history of this event. With this win, Nelly Korda reaffirms her status as the undisputed queen of American women's golf and now leads the Rolex Annika Major 2024, poised to once again etch her name in the annals of women's golf history.

Nelly Korda, born on July 28, 1998, in Bradenton, United States, is an American professional golfer. The daughter of Czech couple Petr Korda and Regina Kordová, Nelly Korda was born and raised in the United States.

Like her sister Jessica Korda, she began playing golf at a young age. Displaying exceptional talent, she quickly rose to become one of the top amateur players and decided to turn professional in 2016 at the age of eighteen.

In 2017, following a successful season on the Symetra Tour, she earned her LPGA Tour membership. Between 2018 and 2020, Korda secured her first victories on both the LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour (LET), winning the Taiwan Championship, French Open, and Australian Open.

In the summer of 2021, she achieved her two biggest successes by winning the LPGA Championship and then claiming the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, subsequently reaching the top spot in the Women's World Golf Rankings.

She continued her dominance in 2024 by winning another major title at the Chevron Championship. To date, she has amassed a total of eighteen professional victories, maintained a position in the top 10 of the world rankings from 2019 to the present day, and has represented the United States in three editions of the Solheim Cup in 2019, 2021, and 2023.

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