CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA | What’s the over/under on when the LPGA will have an all-Korda final pairing on a Sunday? And exactly how cool will that be for golf fans? The thinking here is that the dream duo for every marketing person at both the LPGA and NBC/Golf Channel could come as early as next week’s ANA Inspiration. This sister act might just comprise the two best Americans in women’s golf.
After last week’s Bank of Hope Founders Cup, where Jessica, 26, and her little sister tied for second, 20-year-old Nelly was the top Yank in the Rolex Rankings at No. 6, less than a point behind No. 3 Minjee Lee. Jessica, who was making her first start of the year because of a forearm injury, is No. 12, just 0.50 points behind Nelly. Both have the kind of games that play well at Mission Hills, site of the ANA Inspiration, where long hitters can reach all four par-5s in two and where they have six more wedge opportunities than most of the field.
Jessica Korda, No. 12 in the Rolex Rankings, has five LPGA victories. Photo: Darren Carroll, Copyri...
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