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LPGA: Nelly Korda overcomes canine chew, prepared for an additional main


Nelly Korda has had a whirlwind of a season that has included six wins, with 5 coming consecutively. That additionally features a victory on the Chevron Championship—the season’s first main. However she has two missed cuts to her identify, too: on the U.S. Ladies’s Open and the KPMG Ladies’s PGA Championship.

Add a canine chew to all of that, as nicely.

A canine jumped up and bit Korda within the thigh whereas in a espresso store in Seattle, the place Sahalee Golf Membership welcomed one of the best feminine gamers on the earth for this 12 months’s KPMG Ladies’s PGA Championship. Due to the incident, she needed to withdraw from the Girls European Tour’s Aramco Group Collection occasion in London.

However now she is prepared for the Amundi Evian Championship in France after spending a few weeks along with her household.

“It was good for all of us to be collectively,” Korda mentioned.

“The final time we had been collectively was November final 12 months, so it is actually healthful attending to spend time with household and recharge my batteries by doing that.”

Nelly Korda, LPGA, Amundi Evian Championship

Nelly Korda throughout a observe spherical forward of the 2024 Amundi Evian Championship.
Picture by Matthew Lewis/Getty Pictures

Korda arrives on the Evian Resort feeling refreshed—a course the place she has had loads of success however has but to snag a victory. She tied for ninth on the Amundi Evian Championship in 2023 and completed in a tie for eighth the 12 months earlier than. Korda additionally completed T-19 in 2021.

“I feel the actually large phrase this week is endurance. You possibly can hit a very good shot and get a very dangerous bounce, and you’ll hit a foul shot and get a very good bounce. So it’s actually vital to be affected person out right here this week,” Korda defined.

“It undoubtedly took me a few years to determine it out. A very powerful factor is to not get too forward of your self and never get too annoyed with the dangerous bounces.”

When Korda first performed within the Evian in 2017, she missed the lower. The next 12 months, she tied for 61st after which tied for twenty fifth in 2019. However that was earlier than she ascended to the highest of the game, the place she at the moment resides.

And but, even one of the best gamers wrestle with this recreation, as Korda did at Lancaster Nation Membership and Sahalee over the previous two months. It’s not typically that you just see one of the best participant on the earth make a ten on a par-3, both.

Nelly Korda, LPGA, Amundi Evian Championship

Nelly Korda.
Picture by Matthew Lewis/Getty Pictures

“I feel I’ve gone by way of each emotion doable on the golf course this season, and it is solely July. You understand, I really like this recreation. I really like the dangerous. I really like the great,” Korda mentioned.

“The dangerous makes you admire the great, and that’s simply how it’s. It’s sports activities. In case you care so deeply about it, you’ll simply undergo the wave of the curler coaster. I’ve a fantastic workforce and wonderful household that maintain me grounded and maintain my perspective constructive. All of them carry me up even after I’m down, they usually guarantee that all of us keep very, very grounded and really, very humble as a result of generally you will get slightly too forward of your self.

“However the recreation humbles you adequate itself, which I realized a fantastic deal just lately. That’s what I really like about it. Even when I’m not enjoying nicely, I’ll exit and provides it 100%, work tougher, and do the identical factor. I’m actually fortunate to have the assist system I’ve, and it’s the rationale I’m nonetheless right here.”

One may argue that Korda has essentially the most stunning golf swing on the planet. However her sharp psychological acumen and extremely constructive outlook are additional the reason why she is at the moment one of the best participant on the earth.

That, coupled with the truth that she arrives on the Evian well-rested, has to guide you to imagine that she will probably be part of the story in France as soon as extra.

Both manner, this occasion will function an appetizer for what’s to return on the Olympics subsequent month. Korda already has a gold medal shining proudly in her workplace. Maybe she will be able to win one other one, too. However her focus is squarely on the Evian, appropriately.

“I have a tendency simply to attempt to give attention to what’s proper in entrance of me. I’ve by no means been to Paris. I’ve flown by way of Paris, so I am additionally excited to see Paris and perhaps be a little bit of a vacationer if I’ve time,” Korda mentioned.

“However when the week comes, I do know I’m going to be so excited. I’m undoubtedly going to look at the blokes on the ultimate day, root for the U.S., and get to look at the blokes that I grew up idolizing and watching on daily basis on TV.”

Jack Milko is a golf workers author for SB Nation’s Enjoying By means of. Make sure to take a look at @_PlayingThrough for extra golf protection. You possibly can comply with him on Twitter @jack_milko as nicely.



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