Jessica and Nelly Korda: sisters determined to deliver Solheim Cup glory

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After causing a sensation at the event in 2019, the US siblings hoping to make a similar impact against Europe this weekend

The key to European Solheim Cup success this weekend may lie in halting just one family. In 2019 the Korda sisters proved a sensation in the biennial event. Jessica and Nelly, the first siblings to be paired together in the competition, cantered to victory together in both their foursomes outings before winning their singles matches. The US fell to an agonising defeat at Gleneagles but the Kordas emerged as one of team golf’s most formidable duos. Two years on, Nelly has a major win and Olympic gold medal to her name. Catriona Matthew, Europe’s captain, rather devilishly suggested this may apply pressure to the 23-year-old – a notion that is not publicly accepted.

“There’s definitely a lot of people that try to put it in my head, for sure,” Nelly said. “I’m pretty easy going. I just try to fly under the radar and do my thing, be prepared as best as possible, have fun starting Saturday and hopefully put up some points and just have fun with my teammates.

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