Siblings Jessica and Nelly Korda to Go Head-to-Head in LET’s Exciting New Team Series

Published 10/01/2021, 10:22 AM EDT
Sep 4, 2021; Toledo, Ohio, USA; Nelly Korda (left) of Team USA walks with sister and playing partner Jessica Korda on the sixteenth hole during the morning foursomes of the 2021 Solheim Cup at Inverness Club. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports


Some of the scheduled tournaments during a professional golf season have been part of the Tours for decades. However, it is always exciting when a new event or format is introduced. This year, the new Ladies European Tour’s Aramco Team Series–New York will take place, in which top players like Jessica and Nelly Korda will be participating.

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It is a new four-tournament format that will be followed. Since the event provides a novel concept, fans are excited to see the best players clash against each other.

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The event is scheduled from October 14 to October 16, and will be played at the Glen Oaks Club. Tickets are available and are currently free of cost.

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Jessica and Nelly Korda will participate in LET’s Aramco Team Series – New York

The Korda sisters will face each other at the event during the individual scoring contest. However, they won’t be the only stars there, as Lexi Thompson and Lizette Salas are also set to take part. Additionally, Anna Nordqvist, who won the AIG Women’s British Open this year, is also amongst the competitors.

Sep 3, 2021; Toledo, Ohio, USA; Nelly Korda of Team USA tees off on the second hole during the final practice round of the 2021 Solheim Cup at Inverness Club. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

We will see 20 female golfers compete in total.

“The Solheim Cup was just the perfect example of how fans and players love team golf,” Nelly Korda said. “When I knew the Aramco Team Series was coming across, it was a tournament I just didn’t want to miss, so am thrilled to have it in my schedule.”

Even Nordqvist referred to the format as “brilliant”, stating that it will be fun and different from what they play while on Tour.

Sep 5, 2021; Toledo, Ohio, USA; Jessica Korda (right) of Team USA talks with teammate Megan Khang (left) on the ninth green during competition rounds of the Solheim Cup golf tournament at Inverness Club. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

More about the Aramco Team Series format

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As mentioned, this will be a four-tournament concept, where players and their teams will be chosen via a draft. Teams of four will consist of one amateur and three professionals. The prize money for the event is $800,000, where $200,000 will be the prize pool for the leading individual scores. All in all, it is a $1 million prize pool.

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Points for Race to Costa del Sol and World Rankings are also up for grabs. The event in New York is the third event of the four-tournament series. The others were held in London and Sotogrande in Spain.

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To spice things up and keep the audiences engrossed, the venue will have food outlets, e-gaming, golf simulators and practice facilities.

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Devika Pawar is a golf and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, she has over two years' worth of sportswriting experience at Republic World. Devika loves NBA a little too much and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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