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It appears Nelly Korda has done it again! The American pro managed to emerge victorious at the T-Mobile Match Play presented by MGM Rewards. Interestingly, she did so during the final against Leona Maguire with a score of 4 and 3, all the while managing to rake in her fourth title on the LPGA Tour in a row. Truly a record-breaking win!

The victory has allowed her to enter the first major of the season in two weeks with four wins in a row. That’s not all. The win at the matchplay event has helped her join the likes of Annika Sorenstam, who also headed to a major with four straight wins in 2005. This, in turn, raises hope for a major win for Korda since, back in 2005, the Swedish pro emerged triumphant at the Kraft Nabisco Championship that followed her fourth win.

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The 25-year-old had finished at T6 after the third round ended on April 5 at the Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas. Following the same, the first eight golfers duke it out against each other in the quarterfinals, leading to four of them reaching the semifinals and, ultimately, two in the finals. Korda had teed up against Angel Yin in the quarterfinals, followed by Narin An in the semis, and Maguire on Sunday.

Interestingly, the pro was able to rake in a winner’s cut of $300,000 by scoring a total of 5 birdies and two bogeys in the final. What’s more, her birdies on the 5th, 6th, and 7th helped her take the 4-up lead initially. However, a par score by the Irish golfer on the 9th started off her counterattack. But even so, a par score at the 9th and two birdies on the 13th and 14th weren’t enough to keep the world No.1, Nelly Korda, at bay, leading to the numbers ending up at 4 and 3.

Although this is the fourth victory in a row for her in the year 2024, schedule-wise, it will remain her third straight win on the LPGA Tour. Interestingly, only a total of four players have won four events that were scheduled in a row, with Mickey Wright achieving the feat twice in her career. Anyhow, Korda, if she manages to keep her focus at 100%, it would be more than possible for her to make the list of golfers.

Focused Nelly Korda performs her best in difficult situations

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” I think I just have to dial in way more,” admitted a determined Nelly Korda after her third round ended on April 5. Adding on, she said, “My focus is 100%. Not saying that it’s not when the conditions are great, but there is just something that you have to do when the conditions are tough where you just have to dial in a little bit more.” Well, the 25-year-old sure did deliver on her words, as she made good use of the tough conditions.

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Moreover, she also revealed how her gameplay would become a bit more aggressive from the quarterfinals. Elaborating on the same, the 1-time major champ divulged, “Just going to stick to my game, play aggressive where I can.” Anyhow, many would be waiting for the golfer to keep her momentum and tactics as she gears up for the first major of the women’s sport, the Chevron Championship.

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