Not Just America’s Adored Cover Girl! Nelly Korda Wins Her Solheim Cup Teammates’ Hearts as a Tussle Ensues for Her On-Course Presence

Published 09/20/2023, 11:25 PM EDT

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Although the game of golf is more of an individual sport than a team-based one, tournaments like the Solheim Cup each year allow players to come together and exhibit their camaraderie. This time it’s no different as the golfers take to Finca Cortesin to represent their country. And in the midst of all the attention is the ever-talented Nelly Korda.

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Her accolades in the game, including the automatic qualification into the team, speak volumes about her capability as a golfer. But what surprised the golf community more was the position that Korda held in the hearts of not just fans, but also her American teammates!

Nelly Korda becomes the hot pick of the American Solheim Cup team

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The biennial event follows a session of foursome matches followed by another one of fourball matches. In both formats, two golfers play as partners with each other where each uses a single ball and alternates playing the shots in the former while the latter sees both the golfers play their own balls. When asked about who they would like to pair up with, most of the American team players had only one name, that of Korda.

Although Lilia Vu was not sure if her wish would come true, the 3X LPGA Tour winner was all for the 25-year-old as she expressed her wish to play with the younger Korda sibling. Moreover, adding to the light scuffle, another list of professionals who wanted to get coupled with the 8X LPGA Tour pro were Lexi Thompson and Megan Khang, the latter of whom is the best friend of the 1X major champ.

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The CPKC Women’s Open winner pointed out how the duo has been “dying to play with each other since they (we) made the team two Solheims ago” all the while alluding to their deep friendship. Reciprocating the call was none other than the person-in-question, the 2021 Women’s PGA Championship winner, as she recounted their Junior Solheim Cup days together while intimating her desire to play with Khang.

 

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It doesn’t come as a surprise since the Korda sisters, especially the younger one, is very popular on the LPGA circuit. Moreover, her lovable and humorous attitude off the course is also a huge reason why she is so easy to get along with, making her a top pick.

Nelly Korda’s humorous side

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With the Solheim Cup just around the corner, an Instagram video was uploaded by the official social media handle of the LPGA Tour. The post showed the 25-year-old athlete sporting the American colors while posing with the flag. The update drew in a frenzy of reactions from the golf community but she chose to focus on a completely different thing, her hairstyle or specifically, the bun she made on her head.

The 1X major winner commented on her bun in an amusing manner, further drawing in more responses of admiration coupled with some giggles. Nevertheless, one can’t help but notice how the LPGA icon takes the world by storm whenever she charges onto the internet, thereby proving how loved she is.

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Allan Abe is a fresh golf writer at EssentiallySports. Tiger Woods was the golfer who inspired him into the sport, and he lives by what the legend once said, "No matter how good your get, you can always get better." Allan extends his love for golf by indulging in a little gaming in his free time, with PGA Tour 2K21 being his go to.
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