Korda at the 2011 Women's British Open
|Born||February 27, 1993|
Bradenton, Florida, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Nationality|| United States|
|Residence||Bradenton, Florida, U.S.|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 2011)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in LPGA major championships|
|ANA Inspiration||T4: 2018|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T4: 2018|
|U.S. Women's Open||T7: 2013|
|Women's British Open||T5: 2014|
|Evian Championship||T8: 2018|
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. 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.
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.
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, her victory came on the second hole of a six-person playoff.
Korda is the daughter of retired professional tennis players Petr Korda and Regina Rajchrtová. 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.
Professional wins (5)Edit
LPGA Tour wins (5)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin
|1||Feb 12, 2012||Women's Australian Open||72-70-73-74=289||−3||Playoff|| Julieta Granada
So Yeon Ryu
Hee Kyung Seo
|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
|5||Feb 25, 2018||Honda LPGA Thailand||66-62-68-67=263||−25||4 strokes|| Moriya Jutanugarn
LPGA Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||2012||Women's Australian Open|| Julieta Granada
So Yeon Ryu
Hee Kyung Seo
|Won with birdie on second extra hole|
Results in LPGA majorsEdit
Results not in chronological order before 2019.
|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
|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|
- 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
- official as of 2018 season
*Includes matchplay and other tournaments without a cut.
Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.
- Espirito Santo Trophy (representing the Czech Republic): 2006
- Espirito Santo Trophy (representing the United States): 2010
- Junior Solheim Cup (representing the United States): 2009 (winners)
- Curtis Cup (representing the United States): 2010 (winners)
- Solheim Cup (representing the United States): 2013, 2017 (injured, did not play)
- International Crown (representing the United States): 2018
Solheim Cup recordEdit
|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|
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