As 2x Major Champion Shoots a Big Warning, Will Nelly Korda Get a Chance at Patriotic Redemption in 2024

Published 11/09/2023, 5:30 AM EST

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This is a big week for Stacy Lewis as she steps into the semi-final of this 2023 LPGA season. Apart from the prize money, Lewis is also fighting to maintain her regular status in 2024 and to earn a spot in the Tour Championship next week.

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And while she is dealing with these personal challenges Lewis is also bearing the weight of being the captain of next year’s Solheim Cup. But it is not an easy task at all. Being the captain, she has to swipe some players for the betterment of results. Could Nelly Korda be the end result of this decision?

Stacy Lewis to make some tough calls for the 2024 Solheim Cup

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This term has been very challenging for Team US at the Solheim Cup. Firstly, the selection of some of the candidates was a bit questionable. While names like Rose Zhang who are at their very peak at this moment were heartily welcomed by the fans, the selection of Nelly Korda was not found suitable by a few critics. And then despite giving a tough competition to Europe, when the US lost, the stress on Lewis had increased.

While she is performing at the Gainbridge at Pelican she was questioned about the game plan for the 2024 Solheim Cup. When asked about whether she is expecting a lot of changes in her team next year, Lewis answered “Yes and no. There is definitely some changes to be made. I think there were a lot of things we did that worked and some things we still need to look at tinkering with.”

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Though she is sure to see a couple of player changes. She adds, “Team-wise, I think the players themselves will be pretty similar. I think you could see two or three maybe shift around. I want it to be competitive. And with that, she is hoping for better results. “I want that decision to be harder for me than it was this past time. Just going to keep tracking the players.”

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25-year-old Korda was definitely one of the biggest names at the Cup. Her massive fan following gained much traction, and she wanted to see if she could improve her game for the patriotic cause.

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Nelly’s performance in Spain this year.

Carrying the load of huge expectations from her fans, Korda went to Spain in September. Though she struggled a bit at the start of the first round, Korda immediately improved her round and showed that she was worthy of representing her nation in the field of sports on an international platform. But unfortunately, her team lost the match.

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As for Stacy Lewis, she feels that things are easier now that she will don her captain’s hat for the second time. She won’t go into as much planning, because most of that is already in place. Hopefully, she will bring a different result next year.

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Shafaque Taha

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Shafaque Taha is a senior golf writer at EssentiallySports. Combining her knowledge from her master's degree in English literature with her passion for the sport, she now looks to bring words to life for readers with her niche golf coverage. Her love for the sport stems from the calming greens and the rush of adrenaline one feels when on them, and she especially enjoys watching LPGA Tour professionals in action.
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