World number one and reigning champion Nelly Korda will lead the three-member American team playing in the women’s golf competition at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. World No. 2 Lilia Vu and No. 9 Rose Zhang, who will be competing in their first Olympics, will join Korda. 

Korda is a 14-time winner on the LPGA Tour and gold medallist at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. With this opportunity, she declared: “I’m honoured to represent the United States once again on the Olympic stage this summer in Paris… Winning the gold medal in Tokyo was a dream come true and an incredible highlight to my career.” 

The qualifiers’ 2024 season highlights 

In 2024, Korda achieved a remarkable feat of six victories on the LPGA Tour, winning five straight events and her second major championship. Moreover, Vu has five wins on the circuit, including two majors. In 2023, she was named the circuit’s player of the year. Zhang, who made her LPGA Tour debut in June 2023, scored her second career victory last month. 

The Olympic women’s golf competition will be held from August 7 to August 10 at Le Golf National outside Paris. The field will consist of 60 players who will compete in a 72-hole, stroke-play format.


Source: CNA

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