Nelly Korda makes a disastrous 10 on par-3 12th at US Women's Open

LPGA Tour superstar Nelly Korda made a septuple-bogey 10 on her third hole of the first round at the US Women's Open.

Nelly Korda
Nelly Korda

Nelly Korda made a disastrous 10 on her third hole of the first round of the US Women's Open at Lancaster Country Club. 

Korda, 25, entered the week off the back of six victories in her last seven tournaments. 

One of those wins included her second career major title at the Chevron Championship.

But the runaway ladies World No.1 has all-but played her way out of contention in the 2024 US Women's Open already after making a shocking 10 on the 161-yard par-3 12th hole en route to a dismal 10-over 80.


Korda's tee shot sailed into the back bunker, and then things took a dramatic turn for the worse from there.

She sent her second shot from sand into the water at the front of the green. 

Taking a drop from the other side of the hazard, Korda proceeeded to find the water with her fourth shot and again with her sixth. 

Korda sent her eighth shot onto the green but then missed the 10-footer and it all added up for a septuple-bogey 10. 

Tiger Woods once made a 10 on a 12th hole. That came in the final round of the 2020 Masters on the iconic par-3 12th, 'Golden Bell'. 

To his credit, however, he went and played the final six holes in 5-under par.

After also making bogey on the 10th, her first hole of the day, it meant Korda was an incredible 8-over par thru just three holes. 

Korda then made further bogeys at 15 and 17 to go out in 45 shots, which was 10-over par thru nine holes. 

She came back in a level-par 35 after three birdies and three bogeys and it all added up to a dismal 10-over 80

Korda will need to take it low on day two just to make the weekend, let alone get herself back into the tournament. 

After the round, Korda said: 

"Not a lot of positive thoughts, honestly. I just didn't play well today. I didn't hit it good, found myself in the rough a lot. Making a 10 on a par-3 will definitely not do you a lot of good at a US Open. Started off really poorly, played pretty well on the back nine, but overall just a bad day at the office."


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