EVIAN-LES BAINS, France Nelly KordaShe is trying to enjoy her time at the Evian Championship, after a four month injury layoff that gave her more perspective on her game.
She didnt feel so great standing naked in a lake, but she did enjoy taking photos.
Korda described her experience at No. 18 midway through a 7-under 64 which left her a stroke behind the leader in the first round Ayaka FurueThursday, the fourth major in 2022
Kordas approach shot on the par-5 18th hole was her ninth of the day, after she had started at No. Kordas approach shot at the par-5 18th hole — her ninth of the day after starting at No. Kordas caddie saw that it was possible to contact the ball on the green, so she took off her golf shoes and waded into the water to splash out to the edge.
Korda made par.
Korda said, It wasnt really slimy, before making a face and laughing.
The American missed a 12-foot birdie at her last hole, but still shot her lowest round for the year. This was her impressive comeback after a blood clot in one arm and surgery.
This is her fifth event since she returned to competitive action on June 16, and she has three top-10s during that time. She was No. She was the No.1 player in the world at the time she stopped playing, and she is now the No. 3.
She said, I think that Im a bit more relaxed about it all. I try to have fun on the golf course.
I dont know whether my caddie will agree with me because I do get frustrated sometimes, but I am trying not to forget that Im fortunate to be out there. Enjoy every moment.
The No. 31-ranked Furue was a seven-time winner from Japan. She rolled in nine birdies, following her single bogey at No. 13.
She responded by making birdies at six of her eight next holes, and then three of her final four. The one at No. 9, her final hole, was at 8 feet. This ensured that she shot 63, which is her lowest round in a major.
Korda tied for second with No. 10-ranked Brooke HendersonCanada, who scored 64 by holing a doublebreaker for eagle at No. 9 was her last hole.
Gee ChunLast month, he won the Womens PGA Championship. He was tied for 10th place at 4 over.