US Women's Open, Korda for another triumph

The US Women's Open, one of the five Majors in women's golf, will take place from tomorrow until Sunday, June 2nd in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

by Andrea Gussoni
US Women's Open, Korda for another triumph
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The US Women's Open, one of the five Majors in women's golf, will take place from tomorrow until Sunday, June 2nd in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Simultaneously, the RBC Canadian Open, an event on the PGA Tour, will be held in Hamilton, Ontario.

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This week, the golfing spotlight is double-sided. On one hand, we have the queens of the green, and on the other, several champions from the top American men's circuit, led by Rory McIlroy, the world number 3.

The 79th edition of the US Women's Open will be contested at the Lancaster Country Club. A field of 156 players will compete, including the world number 1, Nelly Korda. The American, who won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, dreams of adding another Major title to her resume after winning the Chevron Championship, aiming for her seventh victory of the season on the LPGA Tour.

This will be the last US Women's Open for Lexi Thompson, who announced her retirement from competitive golf at the end of the season. On the other hand, the RBC Canadian Open marks the 25th event on the PGA Tour 2024. The field will include 28 Canadians, but the favorites are McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood, both stalwarts of the European Ryder Cup team.

She turned professional in 2016 and began her career on the Symetra Tour, where she secured her first victory at the Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge. She clinched the win with impressive rounds of 68-67-69-66, outperforming Thai player Meechai.

In 2021, she kicked off the year by triumphing at the Gainbridge LPGA in Orlando, held at the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club (par 72). Her total score of 272 (-16) strokes secured her victory over competitors like Thompson and Ko, who finished with 275 (-13) and 277 (-11) strokes, respectively.

In June of the same year, she achieved a significant milestone by winning her first major title at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. This victory propelled her to the top of the world rankings, making her the first American to hold the position since Lewis in 2014.

Her win also marked a departure from the dominance of South Korean female golfers. As a result of her high ranking in the Rolex World Women's Golf Ranking, she earned qualification for the individual tournament at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, representing the United States alongside other notable players like the Thompsons, Kangs, and her older sister Jessica.

On August 7th, she reached the pinnacle of her career by claiming the Olympic gold medal at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe. She finished the event with a total of 267 strokes, 17 under par. Despite strong challenges from competitors like Inami and Ko, she maintained her lead throughout the tournament, securing victory with consistent performances in the final rounds.