‘I Never Have’: Days After Signing With TaylorMade, Nelly Korda Makes a Staggering Revelation at the Tournament of Champions

Published 01/20/2023, 7:12 AM EST
WOBURN, ENGLAND – JULY 30: Nelly Korda of The United States of America speaks to the media during a press conference prior to the AIG Women’s British Open at Woburn Golf Club on July 30, 2019 in Woburn, England. (Photo by James Chance/WME IMG/WME IMG via Getty Images)

World number two female golfer, Nelly Korda, is shining with a brand-new armor. She competed in the first event of the season 2023 on the LPGA tour with new clothes, new clubs, and a renewed sense of motivation. But is the latest equipment any good for her? She cleared the doubt in a recent interview.

The eight-time LPGA Tour champion had to take a long break of four months after she was diagnosed with a blood clot in her right arm last year. However, she returned at the U.S. Women’s Open and tied for eighth place before finishing the year with six more top-10 results, including a victory at the penultimate competition.

At the beginning of the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions, they introduced Korda as the newest signee of Nike Golf for their apparel (“That’s something I’ve always dreamed about,” she said). She has also switched to TaylorMade for clubs and golf balls. It’s a significant shift for Korda, who claimed to have played TaylorMade throughout her junior career and formative years. 

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Does Nelly Korda favor any club from her bag?

Korda started the conversation by explaining her first round at the tournament. The LPGA stalwart started solid and birdied 2 and 3. However, she tugged a couple of her irons on par-3s in the first round. She was overall happy with the start and is looking forward to more. Further, she talked about her clubs and new equipment in her bag. Korda is pleased and impressed with the change. She said, “New clubs, new season, kind of haven’t been playing, obviously, as much as I would in a season, but I’m happy with today’s round.”

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One might wonder if the pro golfer has any favorite club in her new equipment bag. Korda clarified once and for all that she loves all her clubs equally. She said, “I never have favorite clubs. They’re all my favorite, all 14 of them, so they don’t misbehave, plus my ball.”According to her, the new TaylorMade clubs were solid, and she could hit her ball well. However, it was a coincidence to see Brooke Henderson also playing with TM equipment and doing well. According to Korda, it was because TM has a fantastic team and they are thriving with their product range.

Golf – AIG Women’s Open – Carnoustie, Scotland, Britain – August 20, 2021 Nelly Korda of the U.S. in action during the second round Action at an LPGA Tour event Images via Reuters/Craig Brough

She stated that she was very comfortable playing with new clubs. Korda liked the irons; however, she pointed out that it’s very different from practicing with new clubs to play with them. Therefore, she has decided to use this week as a gap to determine where she needs to focus on it more and make some adjustments. However, she was generally very pleased with how her clubs were flying.

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Saumya Yashawant

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A Commerce graduate who turned her passion into her profession, Saumya is a Golf writer at Essentially Sports. Having developed the love for the sport at a very young age, she watched Tiger Woods and caught inspiration from his legacy early on. Apart from Woods, she shares great admiration for her country's players like Vishwanathan Anand and Neeraj Chopra.

Edited By: Manaal Siddiqui

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