WATCH: With this swing, Nelly Korda could probably beat you left-handed
There were plenty of highlight-reel golf shots at Hazeltine National over the weekend at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. But perhaps the single most impressive moment came courtesy of Nelly Korda — during Wednesday’s practice round.
Korda posted the video to social media after the conclusion of play on Sunday. In it, her ball is tucked on the wrong side of a red penalty area line, inaccessible to a right-handed golfer. But evidently that’s no issue for Korda, who flips an iron upside-down and sets up on the other side of the golf ball for an improvised lefty shot.
The result is nothing short of wildly impressive. Korda’s righty swing is near-flawless, staying on plane the entire way. But you’re likely to be jealous of her lefty swing, too — look at those fundamentals!
Best shot of the week came during the Wednesday practice round 😂 pic.twitter.com/RSLl2OxHM5
— Nelly Korda (@NellyKorda) June 24, 2019
If there’s anything that can explain Korda’s ambidexterity with a club in hand, think of a left-handed golf shot as a tennis backhand. Then remember that Korda’s father Petr won the Australian Open as a tennis player and her younger brother Sebastian won the junior Australian Open, too — a feat that Nelly and her sister Jessica miraculously matched on the golf side. When it comes to this family, no athletic feat should surprise.
It wasn’t just the lefty action this week in Minnesota, of course. Korda played to impress at Hazeltine, contending on Sunday and ultimately finishing in a tie for 3rd. She earned $225,038 for the result and remains the 2nd-highest ranked American in the world behind Lexi Thompson.