It hasn’t been pretty for Nelly Korda over her last few starts on the LPGA. She missed the cut at both the Cognizant Founders Cup and the KPMG Women’s PGA before tying for 64th at the U.S. Women’s Open.
Korda did, however, win the Ladies European Tour event in London two weeks ago.
That mojo didn’t fully carry over into this week’s Amundi Evian Championship, as the world No. 2 opened with rounds of 70-73 and was 1 over through 36 holes at Evian Resort Golf Club.
Korda went off early Saturday morning and had an old friend in the bag: a Titleist TSR1. She signed with TaylorMade in January and was using a Stealth 2.
Woah, Nelly Korda took out her Stealth driver and swapped back in the Titleist TSR1 for moving day at Evian.
Shot a cool 64 pic.twitter.com/DmY2avEgFE
— Gabby Herzig (@GabbyHerzig) July 29, 2023
She wasn’t asked about the change after her round, but she did say the low round was “relieving.”
“Honestly, relieving. It was super nice to see all the hard work kind of pay off today. Obviously still have 18 more holes, anything can happen, but I made a push today on moving day, which I’m really happy about,” Korda said.
The 25-year-old will begin Sunday’s final round five back of leader Celine Boutier. Korda tees off alongside Yuka Saso at 6:05 a.m. ET. Coverage on Golf Channel will run from 5:30-11 a.m. ET.