Historical streak sees Nelly Korda join elite company

Nelly Korda is on an impressive streak that is rare in both women's and men's golf.
Nelly Korda - The Chevron Championship
Nelly Korda - The Chevron Championship / Andy Lyons/GettyImages

Nelly Korda pumped her fist on the 18th hole of the Chevron Championship after making a birdie. It clinched her second Major title and her fifth tournament win in a row. It is a historical run for Korda that puts her in rare air in the history of both the LPGA and PGA Tour.

Nelly Korda started the streak at the LPGA Drive on Championship in January

Since then, she has not lost a tournament she has started in. This includes two tournaments in which she won in a playoff in both the Drive on Championship and the Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship.

Her streak ties the record on the LPGA Tour for most consecutive wins at five. She ties Nancy Lopez (1978) and Annika Sorenstam (2004-05) for the most consecutive wins in tour history. On both the LPGA and PGA Tour the streak is tied for the fourth most on either tour. The record holder on the PGA Tour is Byron Nelson who did it in 1945 with 11 in a row.

Tiger Woods accomplished the five straight tournament feat three times during his career. His longest streak was set at seven from 2006-2007.

Nelly Korda began the weekend of the Chevron Championship as the clear-cut favorite. She shot under 70 in every one of the four rounds and during the third round she went bogey-free. She made 20 birdies throughout the tournament. She did face some adversity throughout the tournament. On the first hole of the second round, she made double bogey but rebounded on the very next hole with a birdie.

Korda's streak is even more impressive after recovering from surgery back in 2022. She had surgery due to a blood clot in her arm and missed a lot of time due to the clot and subsequent recovery. She came back in 2023 winning on the European Ladies Tour at the Aramco Team Series in London.

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The sky is the limit for Korda this season and she should be dominating the headlines just as much as Scottie Scheffler at the moment.