Nelly Korda makes it five (!) wins in a row at 2024 Chevron Championship

Nelly Korda claimed her second major championship title as she won her fifth LPGA Tour event in a row at the 2024 Chevron Championship.

Nelly Korda
Nelly Korda

World number one Nelly Korda says the back nine at the 2024 Chevron Championship 'felt like the longest in my life' after she captured her second major and fifth LPGA Tour win in a row.

Korda began the day one stroke behind Ryu Hae-ran but quickly took the lead on Sunday thanks to the South Korean's early mistakes. 

The 25-year-old carded a final round of three-under par 69 in gusty conditions to reach an overall total of 13-under and win by two strokes over Sweden's Maja Stark. 

Canada's Brooke Henderson and American Lauren Coughlin finished tied third on 10-under par. 

The aforementioned Ryu finished four shots behind Korda.

Korda joins Nancy Lopez (1978) and Annika Sorenstam (2005) as the only players to achieve the feat of winning five consecutive LPGA events. 

She needed to play 25 holes on Sunday to make up for a weather delay in the third round. 

"I can finally breath now," Korda told CBS after the final round at The Woodlands in Texas.

"That back nine felt like the longest back nine of my entire life. 

"It was a little bit of a grind on the back nine, but I’m happy to get the win … I can finally breathe now and enjoy the moment.”

Korda was victorious at the LPGA Drive On Championship in January and won over three consecutive weeks in late March to early April. 

Her other victories came at the Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship, Ford Championship and T-Mobile Match Play. 

At the beginning of the week, she admitted she was running on fumes. "I don't think I've ever been that tired," she said. 

"I would wake up and I was ready to go back to bed but I couldn't. 

"It's almost to the point where you just can't sleep, you're just overly tired.”

Korda put circles on her scorecard at the third and fourth holes to take the early advantage on Sunday and never gave up the lead. 

Bogeys at 11 and 15 threatened to make the final stages interesting after Stark produced a late surge. 

But it was too little too late for the European Solheim Cup star. 

This was Korda's 13th career victory. She is also the fastest player to reach $2,000,000 in single-season earnings. 

Next week, Korda will attempt to set a new LPGA Tour record for winning six in a row at the JM Eagle LA Championship. 



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