SAN FRANCISCO – Who is Nelly Korda?
She’s the top-ranked American in girls’s golf. The highest ranked participant who has but to win a major championship. And she’s a four-time winner on the LPGA Tour.
But that’s not how everybody is aware of Nelly.
“I get referred to as Petr Korda’s daughter and Jessica Korda’s little sister, and now I’m going to be referred to as Sebastian Korda’s little sister,” Nelly mentioned about her household ties.
With a tennis grand-slam winner for a father, a six-time LPGA Tour winner for a sister, and a brother who final week turned a first-time winner on the ATP Tour, Nelly can really feel as if her accomplishments have been overshadowed by her household’s rising resume. But Nelly says she doesn’t put a lot thought into it. She simply hopes her youthful brother and older sister discover success in no matter they set out to obtain.
“I think it’s cool,” Nelly informed the media Tuesday at The Olympic Club. “That just means that they’re doing well, and hopefully they’ll be referred to as Nelly Korda’s big or little sister, too.”
During the U.S. Women’s Open, Nelly has a possibility to declare her own identity by becoming a major champion. It’s the one factor lacking from the Korda sibling resume.
“It’s definitely a No. 1 goal of ours to contend in majors and to eventually lift a trophy,” Nelly mentioned about her household.
Becoming the first amongst her siblings to win a major title is a technique that Nelly may distinguish her identity inside her household. Overcoming that hurdle means managing the self-imposed pressures that include wanting to be the first to win one.
“It’s all about the mindset going into the week and not putting so much pressure on yourself,” Nelly mentioned, “because I feel like when you put so much pressure on that one event you kind of lose the joy of actually being able to play an amazing golf course and just having fun. Because that is the most important thing, is just having fun and having a good time out there.”
Nelly is for certain to have a good time as she begins her bid for the U.S. Women’s Open alongside her sister as the 2 are grouped collectively within the opening rounds.