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Nelly Korda defeated Maja Stark by two strokes and created history! She not only won the first women’s major of the season but also became the third LPGA Tour pro to have five consecutive victories since 1978. She joined the ranks of Nancy Lopez, who was the first LPGA pro to card the record, and Annika Sorenstan, who repeated the feat in the 2004–05 season.

Not only that, the 13th-time LPGA Tour winner has also added her name to the PGA Tour record books. The 25-year-old, after winning for the fifth consecutive time, was on the same list as Tiger Woods, the 82-time PGA Tour winner who had won in five straight starts in the 2007-08 season and 7 and 6 times in the 2006-07 and 1999-00 seasons.

The only two other golfers who made a streak of victories at the PGA Tour were Ben Hogan with 6 in 1948 and Bryson Nelson with the highest 11 straight wins in 1945. Well, not to jinx it, but with the exceptional form Korda has shown in recent days, it will not be too late that she might double digits for her straight-win record.

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From not winning at all in the 2023 season to taking five wins, Korda’s comeback has been simply incredible. Her win at The Club at Carlton Woods surely has become the source of joy and happiness in her life, and Korda has not shied away from expressing the same.

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Nelly Korda fulfills her decade-long dream

Taking her second major title after winning the 2021 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, Nelly Korda was on cloud nine. Showing her excitement, the 13-time LPGA Tour winner said, “It’s just been a crazy, crazy, crazy couple of weeks, with some really solid golf. I can finally breathe.”

Korda had always hoped to triumph in many major championships since she first set foot at the U.S. Women’s Open in 2013. So going from one to two, Korda expressed, “To have two under my belt now is a dream come true.” Korda will now be playing at the JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro.

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While she has made sure to fulfill her dreams, there will be more expectations for her going forward. It will be wondered for how long Korda can keep her streak. But, to people’s surprise, that’s not on her mind right now. “I’m going to enjoy this right now, and then I’ll think about that,” Korda said. She then appreciatively said, “It’s been an amazing time. Hopefully, I’ll keep the streak alive. But I’ve been so grateful to compete week in and week out and get the five in a row.”

Will Nelly Korda become the only player on the LPGA Tour to have 6 consecutive victories? With whatever she has done so far, the feat mightn’t be impossible for the 25-year-old!

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Khambe Huda Imran

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Huda Khambe is a Golf Writer for EssentiallySports. Growing up watching Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam bag one major after the other, Huda Khambe set herself on a path to becoming a sports writer early on. With a year of prior experience in writing, Huda now brings the greens to life with her unique insights on her favorite storylines, such as Jack Nicklaus's record rivalry with Tiger Woods and its impact on both stars.
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Tushhita Barua

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