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Will he be able to win after placing himself +8 after three holes?

This is how painful Nelly’s ’10’ was on a par 3 at the US Open

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Nelly Korda se lamenta tras mandar su tercera bola al agua en el hoyo 12 de Lancaster.
Nelly Korda se lamenta tras mandar su tercera bola al agua en el hoyo 12 de Lancaster.

The US Open has become almost impossible for Nelly Korda. In less than an hour of play at the Lancaster Golf and Country Club, her chances of victory have been reduced to a minimum. It is the new great incentive of the second women’s Major of the year. Will she be able to win after a septuple bogey on a par 3? Can she win a major with a ’10’ on her card? Will she even be able to make the cut?

Really, it seems almost impossible, like science fiction, but we are talking about the most in-form golfer in the world. We will see how she takes the blow and if she can turn it around. She started the US Open on hole 10.

Nelly Korda had made a bogey on the 10th and par on the 11th when she arrived at the tee of the 12th, a 163-yard par 3, about 147 meters. It is a difficult hole, defended by water at the front and with a bunker at the back. Korda went to the back bunker off the tee. Her second shot, from the sand, has hit the green, but it came out a bit loose and ended up in the water. It was marked with yellow stakes, so she had to go to the other side of the water, to the fairway of the hole, to hit the fourth shot. They sent two consecutive balls into the water. So, five penalty, six in the water, seven penalty and the eighth shot, at last, managed to leave it on the green, past the flag, about four meters from the hole. She missed the putt to make 9 and marked a ’10’. Seven more in a hole for +8 in total.

At the time of writing this story, Korda was in the last position of the tournament with a total of +10, since after the septuple bogey she made two more bogeys on holes 15 and 17. Tremendous. Logic says that victory is impossible and we will see the cut. The opposite, it will be an epic story of extraordinary overcoming.

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