Nelly Korda in pole position to win maiden major

Nelly Korda

Nelly Korda holds a two-shot lead at the halfway stage of the ANA Inspiration in California, the second women's major of this rejigged season.

The 22-year-old American fired a bogey-free 67 in the second round at Mission Hills Country Club in California to get to 11-under and open up a slender advantage over Mirim Lee, with 2014 champion Lexi Thompson a further two shots back in a tie for third for Dane Nanna Madsen.

World No.3 Korda, a three-time winner on the LPGA, is bidding to win her first major championship and she credits a change to her putting set-up with her impressive start at the ANA.

• Is this the craziest golf bet of all time?

• John Daly reveals shock cancer diagnosis

• Bob-Mac has extra reason to play well at US Open

"I've always really wanted to go left hand low, but I've never really had the guts to do it," she said. "The first week I tried it was at the British, and I was like, well, this is a great week, it's 40 miles an hour. But it worked out really well and I've been putting pretty good with left hand low.

"I was definitely very happy with my putting today, and I was superbly happy with the bogey-free."

Listen up!

IS $15M TOO MUCH TO WIN FOR PLAYING GOLF?

Korda was the USA's top performer in the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles exactly one year ago but has yet to make the major breakthrough. Her best finish in 20 appearances to date is a tie for third at last year's Women's PGA Championship. 

• Caddyshack star volunteers to caddie at US Open

• Injured Brooks Koepka out of the US Open

This is her sixth appearance in the ANA Inspiration. Her best previous finish is a tie for 13th in 2018. 

Mel Reid is currently the best of the Brits in a tie for seventh on five-under, with her fellow English golfer Georgia Hall a shot further back.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
DRIVING TIPS FROM A TOUR PRO | with Ewen Ferguson
Ewen Ferguson
play button
WATCH: A round of golf with Justin Thomas
Watch
play button
CAN A CLUB GOLFER COMPETE WITH A TOUR PRO?
David Law
play button
HOW TO WARM UP FOR A ROUND OF GOLF LIKE A TOUR PRO
David Law
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Pro launches scathing attack on PGA Tour
Collin Morikawa: “Representing USA is the biggest honour”
Rickie Fowler provides Tiger Woods rehab update
Scott Herald triumphs on Get Back To Golf Tour
Rickie Fowler aims dig at Bryson DeChambeau

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Taking your hands out of the golf swing
Watch
play button
Good fundamentals are key to a good golf swing
Watch
play button
How to keep your swing on plane
Callaway
play button
How to improve your strike with Peter Barber
Watch
See all videos right arrow