Nelly Korda Rubs off Claims Stating She Gets Affected by Her Family’s Success: ‘Won’t Make My Play Any Better’

Published 01/21/2023, 5:08 AM EST
November 13, 2022, Belleair, Florida, USA: Professional golfer Nelly Korda watches the ball at hole 18 during the Pelican Women s Championship at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair on Sunday, November 13, 2022. Belleair USA – ZUMAs70_ 0193905170st Copyright: xIvyxCeballox

The LPGA pride, Nelly Korda, was born and brought up surrounded by sports. Both of her parents were top tennis players. Her sister Jessica Korda plays golf like her, and her brother Sebastian Korda followed his parent’s footsteps. Despite being busy with Hilton Grand Vacations TOC, she happily welcomed some good news about his brother.

After finishing her second round at the tournament, she talked to reporters about her performance and her brother’s news. The ATP singles tournament winner, Sebastian, finished on top of the leaderboard at the Australian Open. However, since Korda has been busy playing at the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, did she celebrate her brother’s success? Did it affect her performance? Let’s find out.

How did Nelly Korda focus on her game?

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Despite being slightly frustrated with her second-round performance, she proved her worth. However, the reporter asked if the family’s success affected her or her game in any way. She denied it and said it was a happy morning for her and her family. Korda accepted that she was in a “better mood” relatively. However, she kept herself from being overwhelmed by the news and lost focus. She recently switched to new clubs and was already playing great with those, and she did not want to de-track herself.

Explaining her golf strategy to eradicate distractions, she said, “once I hit — step foot on the first tee, I’m in my own bubble, and it’s game time.” She said that her brother’s achievements would not give her any success.

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“His play won’t make my play any better.” Explaining more logical reasons to focus on her game, she said, “It’s just going to put you in a better mood. That’s about it. If you make a birdie on the first hole, sure, it’ll put me in a good mood, too. Once I made that bogey, whatever he did and the good mood I was in previously is gone.”

Even though Sebastian’s news brought her happiness, she still has to focus on her game. Instead of just being in a good mood.

It proves that Korda is logical; however, she is still a sister. She knew that the TOC was waiting for her, but she decided to watch her brother play. In the same interview, she explained her ordeals. The golfer woke up 30 minutes before her alarm in the morning. She watched her brother Sebastian play and win despite having a tournament of her own to play later in the day. She expressed admiration for her brother’s hard work and the support system he has, and she also expressed her happiness for his success.

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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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