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Jessica Korda (Czech: Jessica Kordová) (born February 27, 1993) is an American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour.

Jessica Korda
2011 Women's British Open - Jessica Korda (2).jpg
Personal information
Born (1993-02-27) February 27, 1993 (age 26)
Bradenton, Florida, U.S.
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Nationality United States
 Czech Republic
ResidenceBradenton, Florida, U.S.
Career
CollegeNone
Turned professional2010
Current tour(s)LPGA Tour (joined 2011)
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour5
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA InspirationT4: 2018
Women's PGA C'shipT4: 2018
U.S. Women's OpenT7: 2013
Women's British OpenT5: 2014
Evian ChampionshipT8: 2018

Contents

Amateur careerEdit

Korda was a member of the 2009 U.S. Junior Solheim Cup and the 2010 U.S. Curtis Cup teams. As an amateur, she won the 2010 South Atlantic Amateur and made the cut at the 2008 and 2009 U.S. Women's Opens. Korda finished T19 in her U.S. Open debut in 2008 where she shot the only round in the 60s on Sunday, shooting a 69. She finished runner-up at the 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur.[1] She represented the Czech Republic in the World Amateur Team Championship Espirito Santo Trophy in 2006, and represented the United States in 2010, finishing tied for 4th.[2][3]

Korda entered LPGA Tour Qualifying School in the fall of 2010 as a 17-year-old. She finished runner-up in the final Qualifying Tournament, making her eligible for full membership on the Tour in 2011.

Professional careerEdit

Korda turned 18 during the second event of the 2011 season. She played in 15 events in her rookie year; her best finish was a tie for 19th at the Avnet LPGA Classic. Her first professional win was in the first event of the 2012 season, the Women's Australian Open at Royal Melbourne. After rounds of 72-70-73-74,[4] her victory came on the second hole of a six-person playoff.[5]

Korda won her second LPGA Tour title at the season opening Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic in January 2014, finishing one shot ahead of Stacy Lewis.

Personal lifeEdit

Korda is the daughter of retired professional tennis players Petr Korda and Regina Rajchrtová.[6][7] Her father is a grand slam champion, winning the 1998 Australian Open crown. Her younger brother, Sebastian, won the 2018 Australian Open title in the boys' division.

Her personal and professional lives intersected at the 2013 U.S. Women's Open. During the third round of that event, she and caddy Jason Gilroyed had several disagreements, and she fired him after shooting 5-over-par for the first nine holes. She then called for her boyfriend, professional golfer Johnny DelPrete, to come in from the gallery and serve as her caddy for the rest of the round. Korda shot 1-under for the second nine, and she kept DelPrete on her bag for the final round.[8]

Her sister Nelly Korda joined her on the 2017 LPGA Tour after earning her card via the Symetra Tour.[9]

Professional wins (5)Edit

LPGA Tour wins (5)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
1 Feb 12, 2012 Women's Australian Open 72-70-73-74=289 −3 Playoff   Julieta Granada
  Stacy Lewis
  Brittany Lincicome
  So Yeon Ryu
  Hee Kyung Seo
165,000
2 Jan 26, 2014 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic 69-66-72-66=273 −19 1 stroke   Stacy Lewis 195,000
3 May 25, 2014 Airbus LPGA Classic 67-67-69-65=268 −20 1 stroke   Anna Nordqvist 195,000
4 Oct 11, 2015 Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia 69-67-65-65=266 −18 4 strokes   Shanshan Feng
  Lydia Ko
  Stacy Lewis
300,000
5 Feb 25, 2018 Honda LPGA Thailand 66-62-68-67=263 −25 4 strokes   Moriya Jutanugarn
  Lexi Thompson
240,000

LPGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2012 Women's Australian Open   Julieta Granada
  Stacy Lewis
  Brittany Lincicome
  So Yeon Ryu
  Hee Kyung Seo
Won with birdie on second extra hole

Results in LPGA majorsEdit

Results not in chronological order before 2019.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
ANA Inspiration DNP DNP T67 DNP CUT T25 T24 CUT CUT T11 T4 T6
U.S. Women's Open T19 T26 CUT T34 T39 T7 CUT CUT T17 T21 CUT T10
Women's PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP CUT T55 T49 T40 CUT CUT T14 T4 T21
The Evian Championship ^ T37 71 CUT T22 CUT T8
Women's British Open DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT T25 T5 CUT CUT WD T42

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied
WD = withdrew
Yellow background for top-10

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 1 2 5 9 6
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 2 5 12 8
Women's PGA Championship 0 0 0 1 1 3 9 6
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 4
Women's British Open 0 0 0 1 1 2 8 3
Totals 0 0 0 3 7 17 44 27
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (twice, current)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 3 (2018 Evian - 2019 U.S. Women's Open)

LPGA Tour career summaryEdit

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made*
Wins 2nds 3rds Top
10s
Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2008 1 1 0 0 0 0 T19 n/a n/a 73.50 n/a
2009 1 1 0 0 0 0 T26 73.25
2010 3 1 0 0 0 0 T67 75.13
2011 15 8 0 0 0 0 T19 52,275 92 74.18 114
2012 20 16 1 0 0 2 1 339,320 41 72.94 69
2013 21 21 0 1 0 6 T2 593,389 25 70.82 15
2014 23 18 2 0 1 6 1 817,885 16 71.55 34
2015 24 16 1 1 0 2 1 590,061 27 71.51 35
2016 23 19 0 1 2 5 2 692,738 24 70.78 21
2017 21 18 0 1 2 4 T2 702,097 26 70.18 16
2018 18 16 1 0 1 6 1 883,924 18 70.05 6
  • official as of 2018 season[10]

*Includes matchplay and other tournaments without a cut.

World rankingEdit

Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.

Year Ranking Source
2008 330 [11]
2009 312 [12]
2010 466 [13]
2011 313 [14]
2012 78 [15]
2013 41 [16]
2014 24 [17]
2015 26 [18]
2016 29 [19]
2017 26 [20]
2018 13 [21]

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

Solheim Cup recordEdit

Year Total
Matches
Total
W–L–H
Singles
W–L–H
Foursomes
W–L–H
Fourballs
W–L–H
Points
Won
Points
%
Career 4 1–2–1 0–0–1 1–1–0 0–1–0 1.5 37.5
2013 4 1–2–1 0–0–1 halved w/ G. Sergas 1–1–0 won w/ M. Pressel 3&2,
lost w/ M. Pressel 2&1
0–1–0 lost w/ M. Wie 2&1 1.5 37.5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chase, Chris (August 16, 2010). "Grand Slam champ Korda caddies his daughter to amateur finals". Retrieved February 13, 2012.
  2. ^ "USA Women's World Amateur Team Named". USGA. August 15, 2010. Archived from the original on May 11, 2011. Retrieved February 13, 2012.
  3. ^ "World Amateur Team Championship - Women's Individual". Retrieved February 13, 2012.
  4. ^ "Jessica Korda Official Scorecard 2012 ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open". Golf Australia. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Tennis star's daughter wins first LPGA title". Toronto Sun. February 12, 2012. Retrieved February 13, 2012.
  6. ^ "Jessica Korda wins Australian in playoff". ESPN. Associated Press. February 12, 2012. Retrieved February 13, 2012.
  7. ^ Shefter, David (2009). "This Korda Finds Love With Golf". USGA. Retrieved February 13, 2012.
  8. ^ "Korda fires caddie mid-round". ESPN. Associated Press. June 29, 2013. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
  9. ^ "N. Korda earns LPGA card via Symetra Tour". Golf Channel. Retrieved January 22, 2017.
  10. ^ "Jessica Korda stats". LPGA. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  11. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 30, 2008. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  12. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 29, 2009. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  13. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 28, 2010. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  14. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 27, 2011. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  15. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 31, 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2013.
  16. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 30, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  17. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 29, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  18. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 28, 2015. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  19. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 26, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  20. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 25, 2017. Retrieved December 25, 2017.
  21. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 31, 2018. Retrieved January 2, 2018.

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