Pelican Women's Championship R4

Nelly Korda wins four-way playoff

Pelican’s Championship 2021 R4
November 11-14
Pelican Golf Club, Belleair, Florida
$1,750,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

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Rolex Rankings No. 1 Nelly Korda birdied the 18th after a triple bogey at the par-4 17th to join a four-way playoff and made another birdie on the first extra hole to emerge the winner of the Pelican Women’s Championship.


Pelican’s Championship 2021 R4

“I honestly lost hope,” said Korda of the 17th. “I was like, ‘Okay, just try to make a solid par because 18 is a really tough hole. If you have a chance for birdie, then try and go after it.’ But my caddie [Jason McDede] really kept me in the moment and I didn’t give up. Thank God I didn’t.

“Jason was like, ‘I want you to take one minute and just think positive thoughts, no negativity.’ So, I just thought about the putts I made, particularly No. 6. I made that right-to-left birdie putt, so I thought about that and just seeing the ball go in the hole.”


Pelican’s Championship 2021 R4

Korda joins Rolex Rankings No. 2 Jin Young Ko as the only player with four wins on Tour this season and is the American with the most wins in an LPGA Tour season since Stacy Lewis won four times in 2012. She also won the golf medal at the Tokyo Olympics this past summer.


Pelican’s Championship 2021 R4

“I think the major [KPMG Women’s PGA Championship] was the hardest because it was back-to-back events. It was my first major and that’s what I wanted for so, so long,” said Korda. “Growing up, I didn’t think, ‘Okay, I want to play in the Olympics. I want to win a gold medal.’ It was, ‘I want to win a major.’ That one definitely ranks really high up.

“But the gold medal, you know, comes once every four years. It’s such an honor to stand on that podium in front of the flag and put your hand across your chest. I had chills go through my entire body and I got really, really emotional. Thankfully I had the mask on.

“I always say that every event has a different meaning and every event has a special meaning to me, but obviously my first major, the gold medal, winning in front of my parents for the first time in [Lake] Nona, coming back, having all these expectations on me, not playing for a while and winning here, winning at Meijer [LPGA Classic] after missing the cut at the U.S. Open, being so down. Every win is special.”


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Pelican’s Championship 2021 R4

New Zealand’s Lydia Ko, who shot a bogey-free 66, held the clubhouse lead alongside South Korea’s Sei Young Kim (67) when Korda birdied the final hole to join the playoff. American Lexi Thompson made back-to-back bogeys on the final two holes to close with a 69 and join them.

“Had an amazing week,” said Thompson. “Played solid golf. So many players played amazing golf, Nelly as well, obviously. Played a lot of good golf, made a lot of good putts, and just wasn’t meant for me in the end.”

Canadian Brooke Henderson finished fifth at 14-under after a closing 65.


Pelican’s Championship 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
Scores
Total
1
Nelly Korda
-17
65-66-63-69
263
T2
Lydia Ko
-17
67-66-64-66
263
T2
Sei Young Kim
-17
64-67-65-67
263
T2
Lexi Thompson
-17
65-64-65-69
263
5
Brooke M. Henderson
-14
67-69-65-65
266
T6
Aditi Ashok
-13
67-71-65-64
267
T6
Jin Young Ko
-13
68-66-67-66
267
T6
Gaby Lopez
-13
66-67-68-66
267
T6
Pornanong Phatlum
-13
67-66-67-67
267
T6
Patty Tavatanakit
-13
68-65-64-70
267
T11
Caroline Inglis
-12
68-70-64-66
268
T11
Jessica Korda
-12
67-67-67-67
268
T11
Jeongeun Lee6
-12
68-64-69-67
268
14
Yuka Saso
-11
68-64-70-67
269
15
Albane Valenzuela
-10
69-68-69-64
270
T16
Ally Ewing
-9
68-67-71-65
271
T16
Yu Liu
-9
66-72-67-66
271
T16
Ariya Jutanugarn
-9
69-68-66-68
271
T16
Wei-Ling Hsu
-9
66-64-72-69
271
T16
Lauren Coughlin
-9
65-68-68-70
271
T16
Christina Kim
-9
65-66-65-75
271
T22
Mel Reid
-8
75-63-70-64
272
T22
Amy Olson
-8
69-66-72-65
272
T22
Xiyu Lin
-8
70-69-66-67
272
T22
Lauren Stephenson
-8
68-68-66-70
272
T22
Maria Fassi
-8
67-65-68-72
272
T22
Jennifer Kupcho
-8
65-64-66-77
272
T28
In Gee Chun
-7
74-66-66-67
273
T28
Marina Alex
-7
68-71-67-67
273
T28
Pavarisa Yoktuan
-7
68-67-70-68
273
T28
Danielle Kang
-7
65-67-70-71
273
T28
Leona Maguire
-7
62-68-68-75
273
T33
Cheyenne Knight
-6
70-68-69-67
274
T33
Brittany Lincicome
-6
68-70-68-68
274
T33
Madelene Sagstrom
-6
69-68-69-68
274
T33
Annie Park
-6
68-69-69-68
274
T33
Sarah Schmelzel
-6
72-67-65-70
274
T33
Jaye Marie Green
-6
69-66-68-71
274
T33
A Lim Kim
-6
68-67-67-72
274
T40
Lindy Duncan
-5
72-66-71-66
275
T40
Giulia Molinaro
-5
70-69-68-68
275
T40
Ryann O’Toole
-5
69-68-70-68
275
T40
Isi Gabsa
-5
70-69-67-69
275
T40
Katherine Kirk
-5
70-67-68-70
275
T40
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-5
72-64-68-71
275
T40
Nasa Hataoka
-5
65-70-68-72
275
T47
Eun-Hee Ji
-4
71-68-68-69
276
T47
Stephanie Meadow
-4
70-70-66-70
276
T47
Caroline Masson
-4
69-68-68-71
276
T47
Jennifer Song
-4
70-66-69-71
276
T47
Esther Henseleit
-4
66-70-68-72
276
T52
Alena Sharp
-3
70-66-72-69
277
T52
Brittany Altomare
-3
67-69-71-70
277
T52
Su Oh
-3
68-64-73-72
277
T52
Mi Hyang Lee
-3
69-62-73-73
277
T52
Matilda Castren
-3
67-64-72-74
277
T57
Tiffany Chan
-2
70-70-71-67
278
T57
Ashleigh Buhai
-2
71-66-68-73
278
T57
Celine Boutier
-2
68-66-70-74
278
T60
Emma Talley
-1
70-70-71-68
279
T60
Azahara Munoz
-1
74-66-69-70
279
T60
Perrine Delacour
-1
70-69-68-72
279
T60
Lizette Salas
-1
69-70-68-72
279
T60
Pernilla Lindberg
-1
72-65-69-73
279
T65
Jasmine Suwannapura
Par
72-67-69-72
280
T65
Wichanee Meechai
Par
69-68-69-74
280
67
Moriya Jutanugarn
+1
68-72-69-72
281
T68
Nicole Broch Estrup
+2
69-71-68-74
282
T68
Ssu-Chia Cheng
+2
67-72-69-74
282
70
So Yeon Ryu
+3
73-66-69-75
283
T71
Paula Reto
+4
71-69-72-72
284
T71
Megan Khang
+4
70-69-73-72
284
T71
Kristen Gillman
+4
71-67-72-74
284
Linnea Strom
CUT
72-69
141
Jenny Coleman
CUT
74-68
142
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
CUT
73-69
142
Cristie Kerr
CUT
72-70
142
Jillian Hollis
CUT
69-73
142
Marissa Steen
CUT
69-73
142
Gerina Piller
CUT
78-65
143
Haeji Kang
CUT
76-67
143
Cydney Clanton
CUT
73-70
143
Esther Lee
CUT
73-70
143
Elizabeth Szokol
CUT
73-70
143
Mina Harigae
CUT
71-72
143
Yealimi Noh
CUT
71-72
143
Sophia Popov
CUT
71-72
143
Mariajo Uribe
CUT
74-70
144
Daniela Darquea
CUT
73-71
144
Ana Belac
CUT
72-72
144
Pajaree Anannarukarn
CUT
71-73
144
Stacy Lewis
CUT
71-73
144
Austin Ernst
CUT
70-74
144
Chella Choi
CUT
76-69
145
Anne van Dam
CUT
75-70
145
Sarah Kemp
CUT
71-74
145
Amy Yang
CUT
71-74
145
Angela Stanford
CUT
70-75
145
Benyapa Niphatsophon
CUT
77-69
146
Maisie Filler (a)
CUT
76-70
146
Mirim Lee
CUT
74-72
146
Maria Fernanda Torres
CUT
72-74
146
Tiffany Joh
CUT
75-72
147
Sarah Jane Smith
CUT
73-74
147
Jing Yan
CUT
76-72
148
Angel Yin
CUT
71-78
149
Destiny Lawson
CUT
77-78
155
Jenny Shin
W/D
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