Nelly Korda will make her debut in the PNC Championship with father Petr as her partner
World No. 1 Nelly Korda will make her debut in the PNC Championship alongside her father Petr, winner of the 1998 Australian Open, the tournament has announced.
Nelly, of course, won her first major title earlier this year at the KPMG Women’s PGA as well as Olympic gold in Tokyo. The PNC Championship will be held Dec. 16-19 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando, Grande Lakes.
To qualify for the PNC Championship, players must have won a major championship or The Players Championship. Their partner must not hold a PGA Tour card.
“I am obviously excited to get to play alongside so many legends of golf but if I’m honest,” said Nelly in a release, “what excites me even more will be having my dad playing alongside me. After all these years of him watching and supporting us kids from the sidelines in both golf and tennis, it is going to be so much fun to be in a team competing together! The whole family is looking forward to enjoying this in the run up to Christmas.”
Henrik Stenson plays his second shot on the 10th hole during Day One of The Italian Open at Marco Simone Golf Club on September 02, 2021 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Luke Walker/Getty Images)
Henrik Stenson, the 2016 Open Champion, will also play in his first PNC with his 11-year-old son Karl.
“I was thrilled to hear we had made the cut for this prestigious event and that we will be in the field this December,” said Stenson. “We are all in preparing for what will be, in the eyes of my family, the most important event of my season. Joking aside, I cannot wait to share the inside the ropes competitive experience with my son against so many icons of the game. We feel very privileged to be part of such an amazing field.”
The tournament will be broadcast live on NBC and limited tickets will go on sale for the general public on Friday, Oct. 22 at 9 a.m. ET. Teams will play for a total purse of $1,085,000 in a two-day 36-hole scramble format. The 2020 edition was won by Justin Thomas and his father, Mike.
Other players confirmed for the field so far include: Gary Player, Tom Watson, Lee Trevino, David Duval, John Daly, Vijay Singh, Stewart Cink and Matt Kuchar.