As the daughter of retired professional tennis players who made waves in their glory days, you might as well follow them, but in the case of Jessica Korda, she preferred golf.
Her father, Petr Korda, and her mother, Regina Rajchrtová, were both golfers at a young age, with her father winning the title of Grand Slam champion; he won the crown in 1998 Australian Open. Jessica also has a younger brother, Sebastian, who won the title at the 2018 Australian Open in the boys’ class.
Despite her family’s family background in tennis, Jessica Korda and her only sister Nelly have decided to go their own way on the golf course and they are doing remarkably well. The American professional golfer is taking part in the current Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour, which is held in the United States.
Here are the things you should know about this stunning golfer.
Jessica Korda’s Bio (Age)
Her parents gave her the name Jessica Kordová after she was born on 27 February 1993 in Bradenton, Florida. Although Korda is American, she is of Czech-Jewish descent. She was born to parents who were professional athletes. It is believed that they must have started at a very young age to prepare Korda for the life of an athlete.
Rise To Fame
Her glorious days began as a rookie in the game when she joined the U.S. Junior Solheim Cup in 2009 and made it into the 2010 U.S. Curtis Cup teams. She competed in the U.S. Women’s Open in 2008 and 2009 and finished as T19 in her U.S. Open debut in 2008.
She subsequently won the South Atlantic Amateur 2010 and finished second in the U.S. Women’s Amateur 2010. Jessica Korda was the golfer who represented the Czech Republic and the United States at the 2006 and 2010 Espirito Santo Trophy World Amateur Team Championships, respectively.
When she turned 17, she entered the LPGA Tour Qualification School. Although she finished second in the last qualifying tournament, she qualified as a full member of the LPGA Tour in 2011.
Her Professional Golfing Career
Just like in her amateur days, Jessica Korda has some Milestones in her professional career as a golf player. At the second event of her debut season, 2011 Jessica Korda turned 18 years old and played in 15 events afterward. She achieved her best result with a draw for 19th place at the Avnet LPGA Classic.
At the beginning of the 2012 season, Korda took her first victory as a professional. The win came after the Women’s Australian Open in Royal Melbourne, where she secured her victory on the second hole of a six-player playoff.
Her second title win on the LPGA Tour was not far from her first. In January 2014, she won the title at the season-opening Pure Silk-Bahama’s LPGA Classic in January 2014 and, as luck would have it, Jessica finished one stroke ahead of golf star Stacy Lewis.
After a fierce battle with her caddie, Jason Gilroyed became unattractive at the 2013 U.S. Women’s Open, where the caddie was fired. After she fired him, she asked her boyfriend, Johnny DelPrete, who also plays professional golf, to caddie for her for the rest of the season.
What’s Her Net Worth?
Just like a handful of other things one would like to know about Jessica’s life, she kept her assets and financial information top secret. So we can’t confirm her current value, but we should definitely keep up to date when the information arrives.
She has a sister named Nelly, who also plays professional golf with great skill. Unlike her parents, the two sisters are making a name for themselves in golf and are working really hard to achieve more. Nelly Korda earned her ticket through the Symetra Tour and then joined Jessica on the LPGA Tour 2017.
Is Jessica Korda Married?
The golfer and Johnny DelPrete, who is also a professional golfer, have been in a relationship for a long time. They are visibly in love with each other, but we haven’t heard the wedding bells ringing for them yet. However, they seem to be happy together and may decide to take it to the next level sooner than we thought.
Her Height and Weight
Although Jessica’s body weight is not known at the moment, it is obvious that she has a good and athletic body. Her height is 1.8 m (5 feet) – 1.8 m, quite impressive for a lady. Other details of her body measurements are not known either, but she has blonde hair and a pair of blue eyes.