Hours Before Teeing Off at the 2023 US Women’s Open, Nelly Korda Becomes a Champion in Her Sister’s Eyes

Published 07/06/2023, 10:30 AM EDT

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With a few hours left for the 2023 US Women’s Open to begin, the preparation and anticipation for the same began long back. The beautiful Pebble Beach is all ready to welcome a competitive set of 156 female golfers. The fan-favorite, Nelly Korda, will also be seen vying for the coveted major.

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After not being able to make the cut at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, Korda will now aim to perform better at the third women’s major. However, amidst targeting a second major title, the golf star did not forget to remember her sister, Jessica Korda, who due to her health issues had to withdraw from the tournament. This gesture from Korda is sure to make her a star in the eyes of her elder sister.

Nelly Korda remembers sister, Jessica Korda, amidst gearing up for the US Women’s Open

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Unquestionably, Jessica Korda and Nelly Korda have a strong sibling bond. One that the golf world has witnessed time and again, thanks to how appreciative the siblings are regarding each other’s accomplishments.

Hence, when LPGA Tour on Instagram shared a picture of Nelly Korda, Megan Khang, and Alison Lee arm in arm, Korda’s comment mentioning her sister wasn’t really a surprise.

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She said, “Missing @thejessicakorda“. While enjoying with her fellow golfers, her sister’s absence was something she couldn’t overlook. This reflects a part of Nelly’s personality and showcases the amazing and sweet sister that she is.

 

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The sentiment from Korda’s comment drew a reaction from her sister as well. Under her comment, Jessica Korda wrote, “@nellykorda I miss my people @thealisonlee@megan_khang”, including the other two LPGA Tour stars also in the sibling’s online display of affection. Referencing Jessica’s comment, Khang replied, “We miss you too“.

Alison Lee was also not far behind as she took to a separate comment and wrote, “We miss you“. The entire conversation through comments was adorable and a testament to the amazing bond that all of these LPGA stars share off course.

Earlier as well, Nelly and Jessica Korda had posted beautiful stories on their younger brother, Sebastian Korda’s birthday.

Korda sisters support sibling, Sebastian Korda before his Wimbledon stint

The Korda siblings have always been there for each other—supporting, encouraging, helping, and cheering. So, it was only natural for Sebastian Korda’s elder sisters to be there for their younger brother on his birthday; even if it meant an online presence and a beautiful Instagram story.

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Nelly Korda found the best way to celebrate Sebastian’s birthday through their cute childhood pictures. The beautiful memories received the caption,” Happy birthday little bro @sebastiankorda. I’ll always try to make you smile even if I have to physically do it myself”. The lines in themselves show a loving side of Korda and how much she adores her baby brother.

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The six-time LPGA Tour winner and the oldest of the Korda siblings also shared a @tennistv video, supporting him before he went on the court to perform for the grand slam. Along with the clip, Jessica mentioned, “The youngest sibling turns 23.” In a light-hearted tone, just like Nelly Korda, she also posted a baby picture of Sebastian. Although, the picture this time showed him in the arms of young Jessica.

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What do you think of Nelly Korda’s sweet affection toward her siblings? Also, do you think Korda will be able to tame the game at the 2023 US Open? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Areeba Basharat

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Areeba Basharat is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. She drives inspiration from the women players at the LPGA who've taken the sport to a level that allows female golfers to flourish and thrive with grace. Areeba defines her love for the sport by quoting legend, Michelle Wie West : "The first time I grabbed a golf club, I knew that I would do it for the rest of my life."
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Manaal Siddiqui

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