KAWAGOE, Japan – After a brief suspension of play in the final round due to a severe storm, American golfer Nelly Korda won gold in the women’s golf competition.
Korda, 23, finished with 2 below par 69, then dropped to 17 below the tournament. After settling for a double acacia on para-3 7th, Korda jumped with three consecutive birds. She stopped at holes 14 to 17, making a pair on each, and Japan’s Mone Inami reached 17 to grab part of the lead.
In the last hole Inami was killed and Korda finished with a face value, which was enough to win gold at her first Olympics. Korda finished one shot in front of Inami and Lidija Ko, who started the playoffs. In the playoffs of the 18th, Inami parried Ko, and Ko earned, earning them silver, ie bronze.
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With the coordinate victory, the USA finishes the review at the Olympic golf competition. A week ago, Xander Schauffele won the men’s golf tournament, finishing 18 through four rounds.
Korda started the day with a lead of three goals to 15 below. She has six wins at the LPGA. In 2021 alone, she won the Gainbridge LPGA in Boca Rio, the Meijer LPGA Classic and the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. She began her professional career in 2016 on the Symetra Tour.