Jessica Korda Sends an Inspiring Message to Team USA Golfers Playing Curtis Cup 2021

Published 08/26/2021, 4:02 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Golf – Women’s Practice – Kasumigaseki Country Club, Tokyo, Japan – August 3, 2021. Jessica Korda of the United States in action. REUTERS/Murad Sezer


First played in 1932, the Curtis Cup is the best-known team event in women’s amateur golf. The United States Golf Association and The R&A co-organize this event every alternate year. Moreover, the top amateur golfers from the team U.S. and Great Britain, and Ireland, will lock horns against each other.

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Meanwhile, many top golfers, who are currently ruling the professional women’s golf, have played this event as an amateur. Players like Lexi Thompson and Jessica Korda were part of the team U.S. and Curtis Cup in 2010. Hence, both these players have extended their support to the current team U.S. for the Curtis Cup, starting from August 26-28 in Wales. 

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Jessica Korda wishes luck to the Team U.S. for the upcoming Curtis Cup

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Golf – Women’s Individual – Final – Round 1 – Kasumigaseki Country Club – Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan – August 4, 2021. Jessica Korda of the United States looks on. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Jessica Korda, whose team USA journey began with the Curtis Cup, has wished the current team U.S. all the luck. She Tweeted saying. “My Team USA journey began with the Curtis Cup. Good luck to the red, white, and blue ladies this week in Wales! We’ll be watching!”

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Jessica Korda represented the team U.S. for the first time in the 2010 Curtis Cup. Furthermore, even Lexi Thompson was one of the team members during the same Curtis Cup in 2010, which the team U.S. won comfortably. Additionally, Lexi Thompson has also made a tweet and has asked the girls to bring the cup home. 

Meanwhile, the format for the Curtis Cup is similar to that of the Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup. The contest is a three-day competition, with three foursomes and three four-ball matches on each of the first two days. However, there are eight singles on the final day, unlike the Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup, which have 12 singles on the last day.

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Another difference is that the tournament is only limited to the players from Great Britain and Ireland. While in Solheim Cup and Ryder Cup, players from entire Europe compete against the team U.S. and try to win the trophy. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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