Korda takes strong start to Founders Cup

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PHOENIX (AP) David Whelan has tried to teach Nelly Korda that she doesn't need to be perfect to win on the LPGA Tour.

"My coach constantly tells me that," Korda said at the Founders Cup. "I want to practice perfectly. I want to play perfectly all the time. He thinks I'm such a perfectionist. That's one thing we always kind of like argue about. I'm starting to kind of get the grasp of like you can't be perfect all the time."

The 20-year-old Korda will open play Thursday at Desert Ridge in the event that honors the 13 women who founded the LPGA Tour in 1950.


Money Leaders: LPGA Tour
Rank Player Earnings
1 Nelly Korda $380,493
2 Minjee Lee $314,169
3 Eun-Hee Ji $292,049
4 Amy Yang $268,271
5 Sung Hyun Park $242,862
6 Jin Young Ko $225,159
7 Celine Boutier $199,670
8 Azahara Munoz $176,713
9 Mirim Lee $171,777
10 Carlota Ciganda $140,308
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