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Jessica Korda’s week started off rough with lost luggage – that’s still missing – but it’s looking up after opening 66 at Muirfield

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Jessica Korda stopped seeing her suitcase this week in Scotland. On Monday, she wore Megan Khang pants (which is significantly shorter than Khang rolls up his pants, Korda said). On Tuesday, she put on her sister Nellie’s pants. On Wednesday, she took Alison Lee.

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“If anyone knows of anyone at Zurich airport who would like to put my suitcase on one flight the day they arrive in Edinburgh,” Korda said, “I would really appreciate it.”

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A six-time LPGA winner, Korda opened the AIG Women’s British Open with a 5-to-66 record at the iconic Muirfield, including a 20-foot eagle kick on the 17th. She was wearing FootJoy pants on a rainy, windy and sunny Thursday morning after receiving an emergency package before the first tour.

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Korda has an AirTag on her bag so she knows where it is but can’t reach it, which is a common chorus for many travelers to the UK and Europe this summer. Given the cold in Scotland, Korda especially missed her accessories.

“Now I have a Muirfield hat on,” she said. “I have some great partners and it’s just hard when you play well and obviously hunt and you can’t wear that. A lot of my warm things. My hand warmers…my hands get really cold so I wear gloves all the time. That, and I have a lot of warm spots for my lower back and my vitamins, don’t do it.”

Jessica Korda of the USA makes her third shot on the second hole during the first day of the AIG Women’s Muirfield tournament on August 4, 2022 in Gullan, Scotland. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Last spring, Korda had her best Major run of the year, finishing second to Jennifer Kupcho at the Chevron Championship. She finished in the top 10 at AIG once and finished fifth in 2014. The 29-year-old American is one shot behind AIG 2019 winner Hinako Shibuno.

“It’s really fun,” said Korda, playing Muirfield for the first time. “Really stress. Definitely wish it didn’t have to count points, but it’s fun to be able to do different shots.

“I aim as far left or right as my actual finish line, which I don’t do on a weekly basis, so I have a lot of confidence in my golfing. Almost like being ready to lose on every shot, it’s pretty hard, but it’s fun to see the ball do things you don’t normally see.”

Korda’s younger sister, Nelly, started in the afternoon.

The story originally appeared on GolfWeek.



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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