Nelly Korda has ZERO plans to recreate this famous shot at Pebble Beach

Nelly Korda called this PGA Tour pro "crazy" for attempting this iconic shot.

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Tue, 4 Jul 2023
Nelly Korda has ZERO plans to recreate this famous shot at Pebble Beach

If fans at Pebble Beach for the US Women's Open this week were hoping for a copy of Jordan Spieth's famous cliff shot, they won't be getting one from Nelly Korda.

This week the LPGA Tour is in California at the storied Pebble Beach Golf Links for the third major of the 2023 season.

It's the 78th running of the event and the first time it's making the trip to the famous course.

Korda, 24, is no-doubt one of the favourites going into the week at Pebble as the top-ranked American in the field.

Despite a tough week in New Jersey last month for the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, where she missed the cut with a 36-hole total of 11-over par, Korda held onto her No. 2 spot in the Rolex World Rankings.

"Obviously pretty disappointed. Flew out on Friday right after the round," Korda told reporters on Monday about the week at Baltusrol. "I think it's just golf. You constantly go through it just like the roller coasters of it. I think it just makes you appreciate the highs more, I would say.

"But making sure that I was mentally ready to come into this week. I just put my head down and grinded. I love that about golf. I think no one knows everything and no one is an expert, and I think that this is the beauty of the game is that everyone experiences highs and lows."

One of the biggest talking points of this week's major is the location, as Pebble Beach has played host to countless iconic moments in the men's US Open.

It's also secured a permanent spot on the PGA Tour schedule as the location of the annual AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

It was at the Pro-Am in February 2022 that three-time major champion Spieth quite literally risked his life for a shot after his ball landed on the edge of the cliff at the eighth hole.

Luckily, Spieth didn't fall or lose his balance after hitting the risky-shot, and has since admitted it probably wasn't the smartest of ideas.

Here's the terrifying shot Spieth pulled off:

Not all that surprisingly, it doesn't sound like Korda has any plans to recreate Spieth's risky shot this week at Pebble.

"No. I looked to the side and I was like, oh, my God, Jordan was crazy," she told reporters on Monday. "I saw that they actually grew out the grass there, and I was like, that's probably because of him."

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