Latest Nelly Korda News

New year, same Nelly Korda as she leads LPGA season opener

Jan. 21, 2022 17:50 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nelly Korda competed last month in the PNC Championship alongside her father, former Australian Open tennis champion Petr Korda, and said she did not have the offseason that many other players had. It shows. The start of 2022 has been a continuation of the...

Gaby Lopez opens new LPGA season with 67 for 1-shot lead

Jan. 20, 2022 17:14 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Gaby Lopez of Mexico began a new year and her seventh LPGA Tour season with a simple, and potentially prophetic, Instagram post: “Surprise me, 2022,” she wrote. Lopez jumped out to the lead Thursday in the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions,...

Korda sisters both feel like defending champs as LPGA begins

Jan. 19, 2022 16:26 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The 2022 LPGA season gets underway on Thursday with a new sponsor, a new venue, significant purse increases and most of the stars who put a big spark into 2021. The Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions at Lake Nona also starts with one question: Which...

Biggest golf tours back in action from Hawaii to Middle East

Jan. 18, 2022 09:50 AM EST

PGA TOUR THE AMERICAN EXPRESS Site: La Quinta, California. Courses: PGA West (Stadium). Yardage: 7,158. Par: 72. PGA West (Nicklaus Tournament). Yardage: 7,147. Par: 72. La Quinta CC. Yardage: 7,060. Par: 72. Prize money: $7.6 million....

ESPN+ to offer 4 streaming feeds in new PGA Tour deal

Jan. 04, 2022 12:59 PM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Kapalua is busier than ever to start the new year, a development that goes beyond the largest winners-only field in Hawaii or even fans returning to the Plantation Course. ESPN+ starts its nine-year digital rights deal with the PGA Tour at the Sentry...

A big year still a blur for US Women's Open champ Yuka Saso

Dec. 28, 2021 11:07 AM EST

Yuka Saso finally had time to reflect on her breakthrough year, and it still felt like a blur. Winning the U.S. Women's Open with a birdie on the third playoff hole at Olympic Club was a life-changer. Meeting her golf idol, Rory McIlroy, the following week during the U.S. Open at...

Players with Saudi releases have to decide if it's worth it

Dec. 21, 2021 13:28 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Tour is giving conditional releases to more than two dozen of its members who have signed up to play the Saudi International. The next step is who decides to take the appearance money in exchange for what could be a sharp change in their playing...

Woods said to be 'crazy good' as he prepares for golf return

Dec. 16, 2021 17:36 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The father of Justin Thomas got the first look at Tiger Woods playing a round of golf since his car crash 10 months ago and saw more than he expected. “It's crazy how good he's hitting — and far he's hitting — for what he's been through,” Mike Thomas...

Woods to make return from car crash at PNC Championship

Dec. 08, 2021 12:19 PM EST

Ten months after his right leg was badly damaged in a car crash, Tiger Woods is returning to competition next week with 12-year-old son Charlie in the PNC Championship. “Although it’s been a long and challenging year, I am very excited to close it out by competing in the PNC...

Column: Reviewing the year based on every club in the bag

Dec. 08, 2021 09:59 AM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The value of one shot was a place in history, another was worth $15 million in the bank. One drive introduced a young Scotsman on the world stage, one fairway metal helped to make a young American a major champion. All were shots that shaped the year in golf....