Henderson and Korda, who came out with new clubs, placed 1st and 2nd on the first day of the LPGA season opener

Brooke Henderson (25, Canada) and Nellie Korda (24, USA), who changed clubs and entered the new season, ran first and second on the first day of the opening game of the 2023 season of the LPGA Tour.

In the first round of the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions (total prize money: $1.5 million) held at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club (par 72, 6617 yards) in Orlando, Florida, USA on the 20th, Henderson scored 5 under par with 6 birdies and 1 bogey. I hit 67. Corda was 2nd place (4 under par) by 1 stroke with 5 birdies and 1 bogey. In this event, the winners of the LPGA Tour events of the past two years play together with celebrities. 29 players are ranked separately in stroke play and 53 celebrities in a modified Stableford method (no gender). 스포츠토토

Henderson, who has 12 wins on the LPGA Tour, and Corda, who has 8 wins, signed a contract with TaylorMade to use the club ahead of this season. With a light heart to test his new club in action, he played his first game of the season and performed well. Suffering from a back injury at the end of last year, Henderson said he took a break from golf during the offseason to focus on treatment, and then slowly resumed training, starting with chip shots and putting.

Henderson said that due to a change in equipment regulations last year, Henderson had to use a 46-inch driver instead of the 48-inch driver he usually used, which reduced the shot distance. In order to make up for the distance, he made a new attempt to replace the ball and club with TaylorMade, and he was satisfied, saying, “All the clubs went well today.”

Korda also signed a new contract with Nike for his apparel. “Today, rather than competing, I focused more on getting a feel for the new club and enjoying the round with Joe Derek Law (49, USA, former major league pitcher) and Jack Wagner (63, USA, actor),” he said. In the celebrity category, retired ’empress’ Annika Sorenstam (52, Sweden) took 3 birdies and took first place with 39 points. No Korean players participated in this tournament.

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