Nelly Korda collects Sixth Win in Seven Starts With Victory at Mizuho Americas Open Using Qi10 Max Driver and TP5x

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CARLSBAD, Calif. (May. 19, 2024) – The Nelly Korda train just keeps on going as she collected her sixth win in seven starts with a win at Liberty National GC in the Mizuho Americas Open and becomes just the fourth player to win six times or more in a season on the LPGA.

The current World No.1 closed with a 65 and a 71 over the weekend to win by one at 14 under and extend her lead in the Race to CME Global Season.

Nelly switched to the Qi10 Max driver and TP5X golf ball at the start of 2024 and is having her best season ever with record wins including the year’s first major – the Chevron Championship.


“The reason why I picked the Qi10 Max driver is the look of it compared to the other models. When I put it down and look at it I feel like I can hit any shot I want with the subtle blue face and silver topline. Once I put the Qi10 Max down and teed it up, I feel like I could hit any shot I wanted to.”

  • Nelly Korda on Why She Plays Qi10 Max Driver


“Nelly was looking to bring the spin down, especially on her driver, so we did some testing in September,” said TaylorMade Senior Tour Manager Ressa. “We saw the benefits of TP5x in her driver and irons bringing the spin down a couple hundred RPMs. Then, around the greens, her launch on chips was a little bit lower and she generated more spin around the greens with TP5x than TP5. She produced a lot more check in a preferred trajectory coming off of the TP5x versus the TP5. She’s been happy with the ball ever since.” 


Korda has played a P·770 and P·7MC combo set since joining Team TaylorMade at the beginning of the 2023 season going with a P·770 5-iron and P·7MC in 6-PW. Korda chose P·770 because of the height and spin it produces and P·7MC for more workability.

In initial testing with her long irons (5-6), Nelly aimed to add height to hold greens from distances of 180-200 yards. Her P·770 5-iron seamlessly answered this requirement, providing an additional 15-feet in height and delivering perfect carry distances. The pairing with P·7MC irons delivered Nelly tighter dispersion and precise distance control. For the tournament, Korda hit 79% of greens in regulation.

A crucial change to Korda’s irons came at the 2023 LPGA Drive On Championship in Phoenix when our TaylorMade tour reps hard-stepped Korda’s irons to minimize the draw and stiffen them slightly. Since the change, Nelly has won six times worldwide.


Qi10 Max Driver

  • LOFT SLEEVE: Standard
  • SHAFT: Mitsubishi Diamana GT 60 S
  • LENGTH: 45 3/16”
  • GRIP: Tour Velvet 58 RD (1 Wrap)

P·770 5-iron

  • LOFT: 25.5°
  • LIE: 63°
  • SHAFT: AeroTech SteelFiber i80 cw Hard Stepped
  • LENGTH: 38 1/16
  • GRIP: Tour Velvet 58 RD (1 Wrap)

P·7MC 7-Iron

  • LOFT: 32°
  • LIE: 64°
  • SHAFT: AeroTech SteelFiber i80 cw Hard Stepped
  • LENGTH: 37 1/16”
  • GRIP: Tour Velvet 58 RD (1 Wrap)

Milled Grind 4 50° SB

  • LOFT: 49°
  • LIE: 66°
  • SHAFT: AeroTech SteelFiber i95cw
  • LENGTH: 36 1/16’’
  • GRIP: Tour Velvet 58 RD (1 Wrap)

Milled Grind 4 54° HB

  • LOFT: 53°
  • LIE: 66°
  • SHAFT: AeroTech SteelFiber i95cw
  • LENGTH: 35 13/16”
  • GRIP: Tour Velvet 58 RD (1 Wrap)


LPGA Drive On Championship 

  • Nelly went eagle-birdie on the 17th and 18th holes to force a playoff before making a clutch up and down in the playoff to win her 9th LPGA Tour event.
  • The win marked the first professional win for Qi10 Max driver and Nelly’s first win since switching to TP5x golf ball in the fall of 2023. She hit 78% of fairways in the win.

Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship 

  • Nelly returned to World No. 1 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings erasing a two-shot final round deficit in yet another playoff.
  • On the first playoff hole, Nelly put her P·7MC 8-iron to inside 15-feet and drained the putt for her 10th LPGA Tour win.
  • She hit 73% of fairways with her Qi10 Max driver and TP5x golf ball.

Ford Championship Presented by KCC 

  • At Seville Golf & Country Club, Nelly erased yet another 2-shot final round deficit by shooting a final round 65 to win by two.
  • Her 11th LPGA Tour win and third in a row made her the first golfer since 2016 to win three starts in a row and first American to win three consecutive starts since 1978.
  • Nelly hit 77% of fairways for the week with her Qi10 Max driver and 79% of greens in regulation with her P·Series combo set.

T-Mobile Match Play Presented by MGM Rewards 

  • This time in a combo of stroke play and match play, Korda notched her 12th LPGA Tour win in dominant fashion.
  • She made 10 birdies across her three match play matches en route to victory.

The Chevron Championship

  • Nelly captured her fifth consecutive win, becoming just the third player to do so in LPGA history.
  • The win marks her second major championship.

Mizuho Americas Open

  • Nelly captures her sixth win in seven starts, becoming the fourth player in LPGA history to win six times or more in a season (Babe Zaharias in 1951, Louise Suggs in 1953 and Lorena Ochoa in 2008).

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