New Putting Technique Has Given World No. 1 Nelly Korda a Golden Touch

“LEFT-HAND LOW PUTTING HAS BEEN a game-changer for Nelly Korda,” wrote

Joining Xander Schauffele, Korda, 23, won the gold medal in Tokyo to make it an American sweep in the Olympic golf competitions.

It’s been a breakthrough year for the youngest Korda sister, who also won the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and is world No. 1 in the women’s golf rankings.

The new putting technique has helped transform Korda “into the best player on the planet.”

“I always putted more with my left shoulder up,” she said, “and I wanted to see how it would be if I would have my shoulder square at setup. The only way to do it is if I gripped it left hand low. My shoulders just rock so much better and I’m just connected more with my chest when I’m putting when I grip it left hand low.”

During her hot stretch, Korda has three rounds of 63 or better.

She added: “I feel way more confident over it. I know that my chest and my arms move more together, and I just feel like there’s less room for mistakes for me with left hand low.”

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