“A Blah Finish”: Rory McIlroy’s Unintended Clash With Jessica Korda Takes a U-Turn as Another LPGA Star Makes a Strong Statement

Published 09/29/2023, 2:48 PM EDT

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The past few weeks have been a rollercoaster of emotions for golf fans around the world. With Europe retaining the Solheim Cup last week, and the Ryder Cup going in full swing this week- the world of golf is filled with happening events and engaging discussions.

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One such trending topic is the one involving the matter of ‘ties’. This came to light after the Solheim Cup’s results rolled out. Rory McIlroy was quick to share his views on the matter. However, the list of people who seemed to have opposing views from McIlroy just added another name to it.

Rory McIlroy faces yet another opposing opinion on the “tie-breaker” question

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The golf world has seen opposing viewpoints on the ‘tie-breaker’ question, especially, after the Solheim Cup. The Solheim Cup ended in a tie of 14-14, and as per tradition, Europe ended up retaining the prestigious Cup. While some people support the ending of the famous event, others seem to disagree.

Rory McIlroy finds himself in the former category as he is one to support the traditional way of breaking ties. However, the famous Northern Irish professional golfer’s expression of opinion unintentionally clashed with Jessica Korda’s. Korda seemed to disagree with the ongoing approach. The LPGA professional is not alone in her belief, Stacy Lewis recently added herself to the list of people demanding reform in the system.

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Stacy Lewis said, “At the time I was kind of torn on it, of what should you do…We put so much work into this, so much time and so much energy, to end in a tie it’s like a terrible finish. Just a blah finish. I do think there needs to be a playoff. I think the event deserves that.”

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Stacy Lewis’s opinion found itself at a crossroads with Rory McIlroy’s opinion. While the latter supports the traditional method of breaking a tie, the former does not. Lewis expressed the need to formulate a new method of breaking ties. Jessica Korda also found herself on similar lines.

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What were Jessica Korda’s views on the matter?

Jessica Korda’s opinion aligns with Stacy Lewis’s opinion on the matter of breaking ties. Korda recently retweeted a tweet on X that was clearly against the ongoing system of ties. She expressed her choice of breaking the ties in such situations and declaring one of the teams as the winner.

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Jessica Korda retweeted, “Ties are lame, pick two girls, and let’s go play it off.” Truly, the ongoing debate about the question of ties seems to be a long one. Only time will tell if change will be in the cars. What do you think should be done?

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Daiemah Malik

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Daiemah is a dedicated golf writer at EssentiallySports with a profound passion for the game. Her admiration for golf extends beyond her professional life. Nelly Korda's excellence and Tiger Woods' legendary career have left an indelible mark on her golfing journey.
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