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Nelly Korda

Nelly Korda

Missed a large portion of the early 2022 season with a blood clot in her arm, but managed to overcome the potential health scare, playing at the AIG Women's Open 2022 in Muirfield before winning again in Sotogrande on the Ladies European Tour in late August.

Joined her older sister Jessica on the LPGA Tour in 2017 and four years later reached world number one alongside achieving her first major victory at the KPMG PGA Championship. It included a second round 63, before six weeks later Nelly became an Olympic gold medallist in Tokyo.

After 17 holes of her second round in Japan, she was 11-under and one more birdie would have meant a 59. She went on to finish with a double-bogey for a 62 but even with that she held a four-stroke halfway lead and although Lydia Ko and Mone Inami produced closing 65s, Korda’s 69 gave her the gold medal by one stroke.

She also now has nine LPGA titles to her name.

Father Petr was a highly successful tennis player, winning the Australian Open as well as reaching the French Open final.