LPGA Tour: Nelly Korda wins four-way play-off to snatch Pelican Women’s Championship victory | Golf news

Korda defeated Lexi Thompson, Lydia Ko and Sei Young Kim at the first extra play-off hole to claim victory in Florida; all four players finished at 17 under after an eventful final round at Pelican Golf Club

Last updated: 14/11/21 23:52

Highlights from an incredible finish to the LPGA Tour's Pelican Women's Championship, where Nelly Korda snatched the play-off victory.

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Highlights from an incredible finish to the LPGA Tour’s Pelican Women’s Championship, where Nelly Korda snatched the play-off victory.

Highlights from an incredible finish to the LPGA Tour’s Pelican Women’s Championship, where Nelly Korda snatched the play-off victory.

World No. 1 Nelly Korda snatched the season’s fourth LPGA Tour victory after a dramatic end to the Pelican Women’s Championship in Florida.

Korda was just the lead with two holes to play at Pelican Golf Club, but seemed to throw the tournament away with a triple bogey on par-four 17s, allowing Lexi Thompson to move one ahead despite bogeying the same hole.

Thompson also hit par-four last to slip back to 17 under along with Lydia Ko and Sei Young Kim as Korda made a 15-foot birdie to close out an one-under 69 and take the fight to a four-way playoff .

Lexi Thompson narrowly missed out on a first win of the season

Lexi Thompson narrowly missed out on a first win of the season

The quartet returned to par-four 18. for the first extra hole, where Korda rolled in a birdie to secure the win and close the hole to Jin Young Ko – who finished at number six – at the top of the Race to CME Globe standings .

“I almost lost faith,” Korda admitted. “I was like, okay, as you know, time to focus on next week in a way. I just found myself probably the best putt, putted twice in a row and rolled them in really nicely. My putting was probably t he best, but got it with it, so that’s what counts. “

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Ko and Kim were unable to hit their approach shots close in the playoffs, putting their hopes of victory to an end, while Thompson was unable to convert his birdie opportunity from eight feet to extend the competition.

Brooke Henderson posted back-to-back 65s over the weekend to end the week with fifth and three strokes left on 14 under, while Mel Reid was selected by the British contingent and finished in a share of 22nd place.

The LPGA Tour season reaches its climax next week at the CME Group Tour Championship, with all four rounds live on Sky Sports Golf and – for free – on the Sky Sports Golf YouTube channel.

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