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Biofile Nelly Korda Interview

Pure Silk Championship 2019

By Scoop Malinowski


Status: LPGA golfer. Won the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship yesterday and became No. 1 LPGA golfer in the world.


DOB: July 28, 1998  In: Bradenton, FL

First Golf Memory:  “I think it was at IMG. I first took lessons when I was six from Tracy Reiser. Pitching around the green with her. That’s probably my first memory that’s coming up right now.”

Golf Inspirations:  “Like who? Like people? Tiger Woods. I re-watch his Masters clips over and over. It;’s not even funny [smiles].”

Last Book Read:  “It was some type of book that my mom made me read. Some athlete’s book. I don’t know what it was called.”

Current Car:  “Jetta GLI white. Black interior with white thread. Cool rims too [laughs].”


Pure Silk Championship 2019

First Famous Golfer You Met Or Encountered:  “Probably Jack Nicklaus. I played nine holes with him at Bear’s Club.”

Greatest Career Moment (so far):  “Winning Women’s Australian Open (2019). And qualifying for the LPGA.”

Most Painful Moment:  “Missing the US Open qualifier by one shot. Making bogey on the last hole (2015).”

Favorite Tournament:  “Not really. I like them all. I really like the women’s US Open actually.”

Funniest Golfers Encountered:  “I think it’s my sister and I are pretty funny [laughs].”

Embarrassing Career Memory:  “Not one that I can think of.”

Favorite Sport Outside of Golf:  “Tennis.”

Three Athletes You Like To Watch & Follow:  “I love Roger Federer. Nadal. Jordan Spieth. Tiger. And Ricky Fowler.”

Why Do You Love Golf:  “I don’t know…when I was little I hit that one shot…fell in love with the sport.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:  “Not really a huge ice cream fan.”

Funny Golf Memory:  “I laugh every day on the golf course, every single time with my sister. So one doesn’t stand out.”

Favorite Course:  “I think my first US Open. Sebonack Southampton, 2013.”

People Qualities Most Admired:  “I like to see a really strong personality. People that can laugh a lot. So I really like that.”

(This Biofile with Nelly Korda was done at El Con Country Club in Bradenton, Florida, on the same day sister Jessica and brother Sebi also did Biofile interviews.)

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