Nelly Korda on praise from PGA Tour stars: "They should watch more women's golf"

Nelly Korda believes if players from the PGA Tour were present at LPGA Tour events, it wouldn't just be her swing that they'd be impressed by...

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Fri, 20 Jan 2023
Nelly Korda on praise from PGA Tour stars: "They should watch more women's golf"

LPGA Tour star Nelly Korda answered high praise for her swing with a sharp but light-hearted remark at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions.

When she and her father Petr played in the PNC Championship and QBE Shootout in December, Korda received many kind remarks about her swing from the likes of Jordan Spieth, Max Homa and Kevin Kisner.

Spieth made a point of "swinging it like Nelly" in Florida, Kisner described her as the Tiger Woods of the LPGA Tour and Homa said her game was "a little bit outrageous."

The 24-year-old is a major champion and an Olympic gold medallist and she is contending for her ninth LPGA Tour title in a strong field this week at Lake Nona.

Korda is certainly competing in an era full of female talent from across the globe. Each major winner from 2022 came from different nations and as Korda pointed out earlier this week, her swing is not the only one to be admired on Tour.

"They should watch more women's golf! Honestly, it was such an incredible experience. They were very kind with their words towards me, but I think if they came out here and watched all the girls compete, they would be equally impressed," Korda said.

"Just shows the kind of product that we have out here and hopefully we continue to grow that."

Korda, who last won on Tour at the Pelican Women's Championship in November, shot 4-under in the first round on Thursday in the Tour's opening event of 2023.

Afterwards, she discussed her brother Sebi's match in the third round of the Australian Open in Melbourne which he happened to win in straight sets.

As it required a 4 am alarm, Korda didn't plan on watching but her chat with the media reminded us all of the immense athletic talents in her family.