‘Much Like Serena and Venus’: Tiger Woods Heaps Praise on Nelly Korda Following Their Maiden Meeting

Published 12/19/2021, 8:45 AM EST


You could take the world by storm and carve your name deep in your field. However, the child and fangirl in you will still come out when encountering the legends who are your idols. Nelly Korda, after a scintillating year, felt exactly the same when she crossed paths with Tiger Woods.

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At the PNC Championship currently underway in Orlando, Florida, Nelly is already making history as she joins the list of the few women to play in the ‘father-son/daughter’ challenge. Moreover, playing in a stout field comprising the golfers she has grown up watching, it’s undoubtedly one of the highlights of her year.

JOHNS CREEK, GEORGIA – JUNE 27: Nelly Korda poses with the trophy after putting in to win on the 18th green during the final round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club on June 27, 2021 in Johns Creek, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

However, an adorable moment took place that we’re so grateful was caught on camera. Let’s check it out-

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Nelly Korda gets a picture clicked with Tiger Woods

All fans are probably thanking the person who had the good sense to record this special moment. As the video begins, Nelly meekly approaches Tiger and asks him whether she could get a photo with him. She adds, “I didn’t wanna bother you right now, but I really wanted a photo.”

Woods, seemingly excited too, agrees and also meets with her tennis star father and brother. Moreover, he makes small talk with them regarding their score on the round, and the company joke about how Nelly carried her father Petr throughout the game. With a wide grin etched onto her face, she leaves by saying to the camera, “Ahh! So cool!” 

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Meanwhile, Tiger extols Korda’s skills

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Later, in conversation, Woods listed Nelly’s never-ending achievements from the year, and also compared her quick success to tennis aces Serena and Venus Williams. Moreover, he said, “She just has that fire, that inner drive… It’s just fun to see someone at that age succeed as fast as she has and earned it.”

In addition, commenting on her insane skills, he said, “Her golf swing, how fluid it is… her temperament on the golf course… Some players will dog it here and there. But not Nelly.”

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Well, if she is ‘fan-girled’ while meeting him, we wish we could see her reaction when she reads all the praises Tiger has for her! And the best is part, she is utterly deserving of it!

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a Golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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