Nelly Korda's incredible streak comes to end

Nelly Korda's winning streak will come to an end this Sunday, as Swedes Madelene Sagstrom and Rose Zhang will battle for the title in the final round of the Cognizant Founders Cup.

by Andrea Gussoni
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Nelly Korda's incredible streak comes to end
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Nelly Korda's winning streak will come to an end this Sunday, as Swedes Madelene Sagstrom and Rose Zhang will battle for the title in the final round of the Cognizant Founders Cup. Korda, aiming for her sixth consecutive victory on the LPGA Tour, faltered on Saturday, placing her 11 shots behind Sagstrom (-19) after three rounds.

Zhang shot a 67 on Saturday and trails Sagstrom by just one stroke, with Sagstrom carding a 66. Sagstrom gained momentum with three consecutive birdies on holes 7-9 and finished her round without any bogeys, tallying six birdies in total.

Nelly Korda, born on July 28, 1998, in Bradenton, United States, is an American professional golfer.

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The daughter of the Czech couple Petr Korda and Regina Kordová, Nelly Korda was born and raised in the United States.

Following in the footsteps of her sister Jessica Korda, she took up golf at a young age. Showing early promise, she became one of the top amateurs 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, she achieved her first successes on the LPGA and Ladies European Tour circuits, winning the Taiwan Championship, French Open, and Australian Open. In the summer of 2021, she attained her two greatest successes by winning the LPGA Championship major tournament and then becoming Olympic champion in Tokyo, thereby claiming the top spot in the Women's World Golf Rankings.

She added another major tournament victory in 2024 by winning the Chevron Championship. Since then, she has amassed a total of eighteen professional victories, maintained her position in the top 10 world rankings from 2019 to the present day, and has participated in three editions of the Solheim Cup in 2019, 2021, and 2023 representing the United States.

Career-wise, during her amateur career, Nelly Korda managed to make the cut at the US Open in 2013. In 2015, she won the Harter Hall Invitational and the PING Invitational and was a member of the American team at the Junior Solheim Cup.

Turning professional in 2016, she started on the Symetra Tour, where she won the Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge. Her performances allowed her to debut on the LPGA Tour the following year. In 2018, she finished 10th at the US Open and 13th at the ANA Inspiration.

In June 2021, she won her first Grand Slam tournament with the LPGA Championship, reaching the top spot in the world rankings. She won the gold medal in the women's competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

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