Individual American Xander Schauffele won the men’s opposition last Sunday, likewise the Americans’ first in quite a while
No. 1-positioned Nelly Korda conveyed Team USA its second golf gold medal of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. Korda’s gold award triumph comes almost multi week after the fifth-positioned men’s golf player on the planet, Xander Schauffele, caught the top prize in the men’s opposition.
Korda, who additionally guaranteed the Women’s PGA Championship back in June, posted a 17-under 267 across four rounds to guarantee a single shot triumph over Japan’s MoneInami and Australia’s Lydia Ko. Inami and Ko posted coordinating with 16-under 268s to get done with silver and bronze, separately, as the pair contended in a season finisher for the silver medal.
“It’s insane,” Korda said after the win.”It sounds ridiculous that I’m a gold medal [winner]. what’s more, I’m an Olympian. I don’t realize it simply hasn’t soaked in yet.”
Ko is the simply consecutive Olympic ladies’ golf medalist since the game got back to the Games in 2016 following a 112-year nonattendance. She acquired silver in the 2016 Rio Games, which she entered as the world’s highest level player, and realizes precisely that it is so noteworthy to prevail with those assumptions like Korda has.
“It’s difficult playing as the No. 1 in the Olympics. I did that in Rio,” Ko said. “What’s more, for her to battle through those sort of pressing factor and assumptions and to wind up winning the gold, I think it shows what sort of class player she is. I’m certain this is the beginning of a lot more majors and a lot more successes for Nelly.”
Korda held a huge lead heading into the last round, yet her 69 in that edge followed the 65s of both Inami and Ko. In any case, it was sufficient to get a golf clear of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for the Americans.
Preceding these Games, the American people’s golf crews had gone 121 years each without a golf gold award. The two of them broke that hindrance in Tokyo.