Nelly Korda 2022: Net worth, salary, and endorsements
Nelly Korda is an American professional golfer who competes on the LPGA Tour. Nelly was born in Bradenton, Florida on 28 July 1998, and turned pro in 2016 at the age of 18. She has since won seven times on the LPGA Tour and also has an Olympic gold to her name.
Korda is one of the brightest young talents in American golf and has already achieved the mantle of World No. 1 player in her short career.
Nelly Korda: Early life
Nelly began playing golf from a young age, taking the sport seriously since she was a six-year-old. She would have lessons three to four times weekly. After an incredibly successful amateur career, she has been making waves on the professional tour with commendable performances.
Nelly Korda's family is filled with professional athletes who undoubtedly served as inspiration for her. Her sister, Jessica Korda, also competes on the LGPA Tour alongside Nelly.
Nelly Korda: Net Worth
Nelly Korda: Amateur and professional career
Korda began making waves from a very early stage in her career and had a decorated amateur career before joining the big leagues in 2016. At the age of just 14, she played in the US Women's Open in 2013. In 2015, Korda was a part of the U.S. Junior Solheim Cup Team, the tournament was held in Germany that year and team USA emerged as the victorious side with a 13-11 score. It was team USA's fourth consecutive win and the first on foreign soil.
Along with the Junior Solheim Cup win, Nelly saw a lot of success in 2015 as she emerged as the winner in three different events. She won the 2015 PING Invitational, the 2015 Harter Hall Invitational, and was named the 2015 AJGA Rolex Junior All-American.
After her incredible 2015 season, Nelly made her professional debut on the Symetra Tour in 2016. There, she recorded the first win of her professional career at the Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge. However, she didn't compete on the Symetra Tour for long as she finished in the top-10 on the money list in her debut season, which made her eligible for a promotion to the LGPA Tour in 2017.
After making her LGPA Tour debut in 2017, Nelly won her first event at Swinging Skirts LGPA Taiwan Championships in 2018. Since then, she has added six more titles to her name, and even achieved the World No. 1 ranking with her first major win at the Women's PGA Championship in 2021.
Nelly Korda: Personal life
The fact that Nelly Korda went on to become a successful sportsperson would not have come as a surprise to those around her because of her family history. Her father, Petr Korda, is a Czech former professional tennis player who won 10 titles on the ATP Tour in his time. He was the champion at the Australian Open 1998 and also has a Masters win to his name. Nelly's mother, Regina Rajchrtová, was also a professional tennis player with a career-high ranking of 26.
Nelly's younger brother, Sebastian Korda, is a tennis professional like his parents and is one of the rising stars on the ATP Tour. Her elder sister, of course, is fellow LGPA Tour competitor, Jessica Korda, who turned pro in 2010. Nelly and Jessica Korda are one of the most iconic sibling pairings in golf. In October 2018, after Nelly's first win on the LGPA Tour, Jessica and Nelly became only the third ever sibling pair in LGPA history to win on the tour.
Nelly has been dating Canadian NHL player, Andreas Athanasiou, since 2019 who was present when she won her first Major in 2021.
Nelly Korda: Professional wins
Nelly already has 10 professional wins in her young career, 7 of those coming on the LGPA Tour, 1 on the Symetra Tour, 1 on the Ladies European Tour and the last came when she was representing her country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and bagged the gold medal.
Nelly Korda: Major Championships
Nelly won her first Major Championship in June 2021 by a margin of 3 strokes over Lizette Salas. Besides the win, she has an impressive record at Major Championships, with one second-place finish at the Chevron Championship and two third-place finishes at the Chevron and Women's PGA Championship.
Nelly Korda: LGPA Tour Career
In 2018, she won the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship by a margin of 2 strokes to record her first LGPA Tour win. Next year, she won the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open in February and followed that up by retaining her Swinging Skirts trophy in November 2019.
2021 has been the most successful year of Nelly Korda's career by far. Korda won the Gainbridge LPGA in February and the Meijer LPGA Classic in June. She also won her first Major, the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, in June 2021 and rose to the World No. 1 ranking. She rounded the year off by winning the Pelican Women's Championship in November.
Nelly Korda: World Ranking
At the start of 2022, Nelly Korda, per the official golf rankings, sits at No. 1 in the world in women's professional golf.
US National Team appearances
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In 2015, Nelly represented the US National Team for the first time in the Junior Solheim Cup, and her team emerged victorious. Since then, she has represented the USA twice in the senior Solheim Cup, in 2019 (Scotland) and 2021 (Ohio, United States). Unfortunately, on both occasions, the United States ended up on the losing side.
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|Full Name||Nelly Korda|
|Date of Birth||28th July 1998|
|Nelly Korda Boyfriend||Andreas Athanasiou|
|Height||5 feet 10 inches|
|Highest ranking||World No. 1|