Nelly Korda 'vibing with it' as she chases LPGA Tour history at Chevron

Nelly Korda in contention for a fifth win in a row on the LPGA Tour at the first major of the season.

Nelly Korda
Nelly Korda

Nelly Korda admits she is 'vibing with it' as she chases yet more history on the LPGA Tour at the Chevron Championship this weekend. 

Korda, 25, has quickly become a runaway World No.1 after landing four straight wins on the LPGA Tour.

The sweet-swinging American first won the LPGA Drive On Championship in January (in a playoff over Lydia Ko) before then taking a bit of time off. 

Korda then returned to win the Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship, once again in a playoff, on 24 March. 

A week later, Korda won by two shots at the Ford Championship.

She then went and landed the T-Mobile Match Play when defeating Ireland's Leona Maguire in the final. 

That win saw Korda become just the second Ameeican to win four of their first five LPGA Tour starts to a season, something 88-time LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth did in 1969.

Korda is going for five wins in a row
Korda is going for five wins in a row

After a week's break to spend some much-needed time with family and friends, Korda once again finds herself in contention in the season's first major at the Chevron Championship. 

Korda recovered from a double-bogey six on her first hole of the second round to shoot a 69 and move to 8-under par for the tournament.

It leaves her just one shot off the pace currently set by Jee Hin Im and Atthaya Thitikul on 9-under par. 

To the disappointment of her peers, Korda admits she is feeling good as she enters the weekend.

She's just taking every day as it comes, and 'vibing with it'. 

Korda told reporters after round two: 

"I'm just at the halfway point right now. The amount of golf that I've played, I still have that to go. There is still a lot of golf left and anything can happen. Just going to stick to my process and vibe with it is what my coach says."

Korda is going in search of her second career major to add alongside her Women's PGA Championship in 2021. 

A fifth win in a row for Korda this week would see her become the first player to perform the feat since Annika Sorenstam in 2005.

Nancy Lopez is the only other player on the LPGA Tour to win five times in a row. 

No golfer on the LPGA Tour has ever won six times in a row. 

A victory for Korda this week would give her a chance to make her own history on the LPGA Tour next month. 

Lopez applauds Woad at Augusta National
Lopez applauds Woad at Augusta National

Elsewhere at the Chevron Championship, England's rising star Lottie Woad is performing admirably in T10 on 4-under par.

Woad, 20, birdied three of the last four holes at Augusta National two weeks ago to become the first European to win the Augusta National Women's Amateur

That saw her earn her playing rights in the first major of the season. 

Woad admitted she just wanted to make the cut at the start of the week, but she now finds herself in contention for a first major title.

She is just five shots off the pace heading into the weekend at Carlton Woods. 

"I'm going to see how close I can get and keep trying to contend," said Woad.

"I just want to continue how I'm playing and if I can be around the lead on Sunday, that would be pretty cool."

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