Nelly Korda 2021 Gainbridge LPGA Winner’s Circle Facts

Nelly Korda (megasportsnews.com photo)

Gainbridge LPGA

Lake Nona Golf & Country Club | Lake Nona, Orlando, Fla. | Feb. 25-28, 2021

Hometown/Resides: Bradenton, Fla./Sarasota, Fla.

Birthdate: July 28, 1998; currently 22 years, 7 months

Qualified for LPGA Tour: Finished ninth on the Symetra Tour’s 2016 Volvik Race for the Card to first earn LPGA Tour status

Turned Professional/Rookie Year: 2016/2017

VICTORIES

LPGA: Fourth career victory

PREVIOUS LPGA WINS: 2018 Swing Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship presented by CTBC, 2019 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, 2019 Taiwan Swing Skirts LPGA Presented by CTBC

RACE TO THE CME GLOBE

  • With her win, Korda earns 500 points and is projected to move to first in the Race to the CME Globe

MONEY

  • With her win, Korda earns $300,000; she has earned $4,147,605 for her career

PREVIOUS GAINBRIDGE LPGA RESULT

  • 2020 – T28

2021 LPGA TOUR PERFORMANCE

  • Two events, two cuts made, $409,051 earned, a win and a top-three finish

2020 LPGA TOUR PERFORMANCE

  • 12 events, 10 cuts made, $575,894 earned, three top-five finishes and an additional top-10 result

OF NOTE

  • Korda is the second player from the United States to win in 2021, joining sister Jessica (Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions)
  • This is her fourth career victory and her first on home soil
  • She surpasses the $4 million mark in career earnings ($4,147,605)
  • With sister Jessica, is one of three sister duos to both win on the LPGA Tour, along with the Jutanugarns and the Sorenstams
  • First sister duo to win consecutive events since Annika and Charlotta Sorenstam did in 2000; Annika won the Welch’s/Circle K Championship on March 13 and Charlotta won the Standard Register PING on March 19
  • Her parents, Petr Korda and Regina Rajchrtová, were international tennis stars, with her father winning the Australian Open and her mother representing the former Czechoslovakia at the 1988 Summer Olympics
  • Her younger brother, Sebastian Korda, is 92nd in the ATP Tennis rankings and reached the fourth round at the 2020 French Open major tennis tournament

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