American Nelly Korda claimed her second win in as many weeks and her first major at the Atlanta Athletic Club on Sunday. Here is what the new World No.1 had in the bag.
WINNING SCORE: 19-under-par, 269.
DRIVER: Titleist TSi1 with 10° loft, fitted with Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 6 S shaft.
3-WOOD: Titleist TSi2 with 16.5° loft, with Fujikura Ventus Red 70 S shaft.
7-WOOD: Titleist TSi2 with 21° loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei AV Raw Blue 75 S shaft.
IRONS: Titleist T100 (5-iron to pitching wedge), with Aerotech SteelFiber i80cw F4 shafts.
WEDGES: Vokey SM8 (50°-08° F Grind, 54°-10° S Grind & 58°-08° M Grind), with Aerotech SteelFiber i95cw S shafts.
PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Special Select Squareback 2 Prototype.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1.
- Set to rise to the top spot on the world rankings after joining sister Jessica as a major champion, Nelly uses a rare driver model on Tour. Part of Titleist’s recent TSi range of drivers, the TSi1 that Korda uses is designed to be ultra-lightweight and offer the most forgiveness and distance for moderate swing speed players. However, as is occasionally the case with Tour players, Korda has clearly found a shaft combination that works with the head for her and ranks in the top-10 for driving distance on the LPGA Tour and had a clear distance advantage over runner-up Lizette Salas.
One of the best ball strikers on Tour, Korda opts for Titleist’s T100 irons. The replacement for her model of choice revealed for the first time this week on the PGA Tour at the Travelers championship. On the LPGA Tour there is mix of steel and graphite shafts used in irons, while Korda uses Aerotech shafts which blend the properties of both to produce a steel like playability with the weight profile of graphite.
The 22-year-old made a recent putter change and adopted a new grip on the flatstick and it is hard to argue with the results so far. After missing the cut at the US Open, Korda put a Squareback Scotty Cameron model in the bag switching from a more traditional blade model and begun putting crosshanded at last week’s Meijer LPGA Classic. Having won both events since the changes it is hard to imagine Korda switching again soon.
Korda’s win continues the dominance of Titleist golf balls on the LPGA Tour, with the American’s win the 14th of 15 tournaments claimed with a Pro V1 or Pro V1x on the world’s premier women’s circuit in 2021.
QUOTE: "Wow, just wow. A dream come true. A major championship and No. 1 in the world; is this week even real? It's amazing.”– Nelly Korda.