LPGA, start in the name of the Korda sisters

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LPGA, start in the name of the Korda sisters

The 2021 LPGA golf tour started in the name of the Korda sisters. After Jessica's in Diamond Resorts, Nelly's triumph in Gainbridge LPGA in Orlando (USA) came. The first two appointments of the new year of the top American women's circuit bear the signature of the two most famous sisters in golf.

In Florida, Nelly Korda dropped her poker success on the LPGA Tour in an event that saw six of the top seven players in the world rankings compete. And she did it thanks to a beautiful "moving day", where she climbed from second to first place without giving up.

The 22-year-old from Bradenton (Florida), in fourth place in the world rankings, on the course of the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club (par 72), with a partial of 69 (-3) out of a total of With 272 (-16) strokes, she overtook the competition of compatriot Lexi Thompson and New Zealander Lydia Ko, both second with 275 (-13).

Fourth position (277, -11) for South Korean Jin Young Ko, number 1 in the world. "It was tough but I did it. Today I was very stressed and this victory repays me for a great effort" This is the joy of the Korda at the end of the race.

Her success in Florida earned Nelly Korda a $ 300,000 check for a total prize money f $ 2,000,000.

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The LPGA Tour 2021 began precisely in the name of two sisters who come from a family of champions. Nelly and Jessica's father (only 31 years old at Gainbridge) is Petr Korda, a former tennis player who won the Australian Open in 1998.

His mother is Regina Rajchrtová who, also with the racket, represented Czechoslovakia at the 1988 Olympics. his younger brother, Sebastian, is an up and coming tennis player. For a successful family. Meanwhile, Annika Sorenstam is back.

At brunchtime on Thursday, the 50-year-old LPGA Hall of Famer and mother of two meandered out of her home just off the 16th green at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club and ventured about 600 yards south to the clubhouse for a 12:25 tee time in the Gainbridge LPGA.

It was her first official round in an LPGA Tour event in 13 years. One of the first things she did when she went to the putting green a few minutes after 11:00 a.m. ET was check her stand bag to make sure one of the kids hadn’t put an extra club or two in there.