Watch: Nelly Korda in tears on golf course after hitting 81 (!) to miss cut at Women's PGA Championship

World number one Nelly Korda was visibly emotional after she endured a nightmare second round of the Women's PGA Championship to miss the cut by one shot.

Nelly Korda
Nelly Korda

World number one Nelly Korda was reduced to tears en route to missing the cut at the Women's PGA Championship with her career-worst score. 

The 25-year-old began her second round at the third women's major of the year one stroke behind the early pacesetter Lexi Thompson. 

Korda recorded an opening score of three-under 69 but looked all at sea at Sahalee Country Club, Washington, on Friday. 

She returned a scorecard for a nine-over 81 and tumbled down the leaderboard 72 positions to miss out on the weekend. 

Korda was hoping to bounce back following her missed cut at the US Open where she opened with an 80 which included scoring a 10 on one hole

Her form in the last two majors is all the more baffling considering she began the year by winning six out of seven events. 

On Friday, Korda made bogey on her opening four holes and ultimately went out in six-over 42. 

She hit her second shot out of bounds at the par-four 15th, three-putted twice and also missed putts inside 10 feet four times.

Korda also only hit eight of 14 fairways and eight of 18 greens. 

And it was all a bit too much as she was spotted wiping away tears.

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Understandably, Korda had few words after the nightmare. 

She told reporters: "It's just golf recently for me. [There are] no words for how I am playing right now. I'm just going to go home and try to reset."

At the other end of the leaderboard, American Sarah Schmelzel and South Korea's Amy Yang were tied for the lead after 36 holes on six-under. 

The aforementioned Thompson was two strokes adrift of the leader alongside Jin Young Ko and Hinako Shibuno. 

Ireland's Leona Maguire was also inside the top-10 on three-under.

And England's greatest hope, Charley Hull, was five adrift of the lead after posting rounds of 70-73. 

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