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Korda returned after 7 weeks and became stronger

Nellie Korda (USA) regained the No. 1 spot in the world rankings.

Korda won the LPGA Tour Perhill Pak Championship (total prize money of $2 million) held at Palos Verdes Golf Club (par 71) in Los Angeles, California on the 25th (Korean time).

Korda, who was tied for the lead and two strokes behind her for third, steamrolled through her storm as her rivals struggled. Korda also only reduced one stroke with 3 birdies and 2 bogeys in the first half, but catching an eagle in the 14th hole (par 5) in the second half was decisive.

With this win, it was Korda's second win of the LPGA Tour season and her 10th career win. She also has a greater chance of surpassing Lilia Boo (USA) and becoming No. 1 in the world rankings.

Korda won her KPMG Women's PGA Championship in June 2021, moving her to No. 1 in the world rankings for the first time. After remaining at the top for nine consecutive weeks, he was placed on the operating table in 2022 due to thrombosis in his left arm.

Even unexpected injuries didn't stop Korda. In November 2022, she regained No. 1 in the world rankings by winning the Pelican Women's Championship. Since the ranking battle was so fierce, it was not maintained for long, but it regained its top spot in about 8 months since August of last year.

Korda won the championship trophy in overtime against Lydia Go (New Zealand) at the Drive On Championship in February last year. Afterwards, he rested in Prague with his family during the Asian Swing and worked on his shots with a swing coach.

He recalled, "I wasn't nervous until I made the eagle putt. It was so windy that it was difficult to strike the ball. After I made the eagle, I started getting nervous and made a mistake, but I calmed down after making bogeys in a row."

Korda said, "There's nothing better than the adrenaline rush of the few holes remaining when you're in the lead. I feel like I've continued to improve my performance since 2021. I had so much fun winning and playing golf. I was disappointed that I didn't win last year. But that's golf. “You have to accept it as is. Everything happens for a reason. I will always put 110% into everything I do. I also enjoy the experience of learning more about myself during competitions,” he said.

He continued, "No. 1 is changing like the wind. I'm really grateful and proud to be No. 1 in the world again. I don't want to talk about my goals yet. If I play well and exist here, everything will follow." I pledged my wish to maintain it.

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