American Nelly Korda wins Women’s Australian Open in Adelaide

Nelly Korda

ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open final leaderboard
-17 N Korda; (US); -15 J Ko-young (Kor); -12 H Wei-ling (Tpe); -11 H Nomura (Jap), A Yin (US); -10 A Munoz (Spa), A Sharp (Can); -9 J Ewart Shadoff (Eng), M Steen (US)
Selected others:-7 B Law (Eng); -6 M MacLaren (Eng); -5 Y Liu (Chi); -1 C Hull (Eng)

American Nelly Korda continued her family’s remarkable success in Australia by winning the Women’s Australian Open in Adelaide.

Korda finished on 17 under par, two clear of South Korea’s Ko Jin-young.

Korda is the daughter of former tennis player Petr Korda who won the 1998 Australian Open men’s singles title.

Her sister Jessica also won the golf Australian Open in 2012 while her brother Sebastian won the tennis junior singles title last year.

The 20-year-old took a three-shot lead into the final round at The Grange and shot a five-under-par 67 to win.

England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff finished in a tie for eighth on nine under.

‘Dad called to say you’re part of the Korda Slam now’

Nelly Korda

Korda was born six months after her father won the Australian Open in Melbourne, the Czech’s only Grand Slam title.

At the start of the week she said she felt “so left out” when her family discussed their Australian titles and when she completed her own victory she celebrated with her father’s trademark scissor kick.

“I’m finally a part of the club,” Korda said.

“I mean this win was really special for my family.

“I think there’s something in the air here, we love coming down under.

“I just got off the phone with my dad and he said, ‘Well, congratulations, you’re part of the Korda Slam now’.”

Petr Korda

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Genesis Open: Justin Thomas edges ahead of Adam Scott at start of third round

Justin Thomas and Adam Scott both had early starts to complete their second rounds on Saturday

Genesis Open latest third-round leaderboard
-13 J Thomas (US); -12 A Scott (Aus); -11 JB Holmes (US), P Rodgers (US); -10 M Thompson (US); -9 K Jones (US) -8 R McIlroy (NI), P Casey (Eng), T Finau (US); -7 J Spieth (US), K Kraft (US), B Watson (US), Jon Rahm (Spa)
Selected others: -6 T Woods (US); -5 B DeChambeau (US), -4 T Fleetwood (Eng); -3 D Johnson (US); -1 P Mickelson (US), D Willett (Eng)
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American former world number one Justin Thomas holds a one-shot lead over Adam Scott after an eagle on the first hole of the third round at the Genesis Open.

The pair only managed two holes before bad light intervened at a tournament which has been hampered by rain delays.

They started the round level on 11 under, but Australian Scott’s birdie on the first allowed Thomas to edge ahead.

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy and Englishman Paul Casey are five shots off the lead on eight under.

Four-time major winner McIlroy also birdied the first, while two birdies for Casey in his first four holes kept him in contention.

Tiger Woods made a blistering start to his third round after beginning on the 10th, hitting three birdies and an eagle in his first four holes to move to six under par.

The American 14-time major winner had only just made the cut at one under after two rounds at the par-71 Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles.

JB Holmes is two shots behind the leaders, alongside fellow American Patrick Rodgers.

Officials are confident of completing 72 holes on Sunday with play set to start at 06:45 local time (14:45 GMT).

Thomas and Scott had similarly early starts on Saturday in order to finish off the remaining holes of their second round in chilly conditions.

Both players carded second-round 65s.

Australian Scott said: “It wasn’t that easy early. It was very cold and hard to have any feel in the hands.”

Tiger Woods

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Genesis Open: Justin Thomas & Adam Scott share lead after second round

Justin Thomas

Genesis Open latest second-round leaderboard
-11 J Thomas (US), A Scott (Aus); -10 JB Holmes (US); -9 P Rodgers (US), M Thompson (US); -8 J Spieth (US), T Finau (US); -7 K Jones (US) R McIlroy (NI)
Selected others: -6 P Casey (Eng), B Watson (US); -3 T Fleetwood (Eng); -1 T Woods (US), Evens D Willett (Eng)
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Former world number ones Justin Thomas and Adam Scott shared the lead at 11 under par after the second round of the rain-delayed Genesis Open.

Half the field only began their second round on Saturday, after heavy rain had affected play on Thursday and Friday.

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy is four shots off the lead after a bogey-free 63 that included eight birdies.

The field also started the third round on Saturday with only a few hours of daylight left in Los Angeles.

Officials are confident of completing 72 holes by late Sunday at Riviera Country Club.

JB Holmes is one shot back at 10 under while Tiger Woods just to make the cut at one under.

Thomas had to finish off six holes of his second round on Saturday, while Australian Scott had seven left.

American Thomas, who was one of the day’s earliest starters, complained about the cold conditions saying: “I couldn’t feel my toes. In that shade, it was really, really chilly.”

Scott added: “It wasn’t that easy early. It was very cold and hard to have any feel in the hands.”

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Women’s Australian Open: Jodi Ewart Shadoff four shots off lead in Adelaide

Jodi Ewart Shadoff

ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open third-round leaderboard
-12 N Korda; (US); -9 H Nomura (Jap); -8 J Ewart Shadoff (Eng), L Jeong-eun (Kor), H Wei-ling (Tpe)
Selected others: -7 B Law (Eng), K Jin-young (Kor), Y Liu (Chi); -1 C Hull (Eng)

England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff is four shots off the lead after the third round of the Women’s Australian Open in Adelaide.

America’s Nelly Korda leads on 12 under par while Ewart Shadoff is in contention after a round of 70.

The 31-year-old, who had shared the lead in the first round, is level with Lee Jeong-eun of South Korea and Taiwanese Hsu Wei-ling at eight under.

England’s Bronte Law is in a group at seven under after also shooting 70.

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Kuchar to pay temporary caddie in full after row

Matt Kuchar

Matt Kuchar has issued an apology and says he will pay a temporary caddie in full after his victory in the Mayakoba Golf Classic last November.

The American golfer, 40, defended his decision to pay $5,000 (£3,900) to local caddie David Ortiz, who stepped in for regular caddie John Wood.

World number 22 Kuchar collected a winner’s cheque for $1.3m (£1.01m).

Caddies can usually expect to receive up to 10% depending on their arrangement with the player.

Ortiz is reported to have asked