PGA Tour stars reflect on “amazing” Scottie Scheffler, Nelly Korda history

PGA Tour stars reflect on “amazing” Scottie Scheffler, Nelly Korda history

Scottie Scheffler and Nelly Korda have won in nine of their last 10 combined starts. The LPGA superstar has won five straight, while the men’s World No. 1 has won four.

It has been a while since a run of this magnitude has happened in golf. Fans want more of this duo, and many want to see Scottie vs. Nelly in a match-play setting.

Various PGA Tour players recently reflected on this historic run that both of them are on. The Tour produced a video mashup with their comments.

“Scottie’s four of five or whatever it is, and that’s unbelievable,” Wyndham Clark said after the RBC Heritage before turning his attention to Korda.

“To win five in a row is amazing. Especially one being a major that she just won. Kudos to her. She’s playing amazing and clearly the best female in the world.”

Clark has been right there with Scheffler. He has recorded two runner-ups and 4 top 10s this season. In two of Scheffler’s wins, Clark finished second behind him.

Meanwhile, Billy Horschel won for the first time since 2022 on Sunday at the PGA Tour’s alternate event, the Coralas Puntacana Championship. Despite the win, Horschel remained humble and in awe of what they are accomplishing.

“What Nelly and Scottie are doing is unreal,” Horschel said. “I can’t imagine that. Over a period of time, not just five weeks in a row, they’ve done over, you know, six, seven, eight weeks.”

“Who they’re playing against in today’s generation of more talented players, as a golf fan, I’m just lucky to be able to see that,” Horschel said.

J.T. Poston also chimed in on Scheffler and Korda. He had a quick start in Hilton Head but would settle for T5.

“Obviously, what Scottie’s been doing has been pretty impressive and for her to reel off five in a row is, I mean, that’s hard to fathom,” J.T. Poston said.

Scheffler even commented on the situation. After winning his fourth event of 2024 at RBC Heritage, which gave Scheffler $18 million in earnings for the season, he told a funny story.

“One of the people asked me, ‘Is this turning into a competition between you and Nelly?’ I was like, ‘I don’t know, man. If it’s a competition, she’s got me pretty beat right now,’” Scheffler said.

The former Texas Longhorn did not stop there.

“Five wins in a row, you know, she had that T-16 at the beginning of the year, which was terrible. I can’t believe she did that,” Scheffler said jokingly. “It’s pretty special stuff. I’m extremely happy for her, and I think we’ve all seen the golf swing. Obviously, some great golf, some historic stuff, and hopefully, she keeps it up.”

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