Nelly Korda, Lilia Vu and Rose Zhang to Represent Team USA in Paris

Nelly Korda, Lilia Vu and Rose Zhang to Represent Team USA in Paris

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 gold medalist Nelly Korda headlines the U.S. Women’s Olympic Golf Team competing at the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

Joining Korda on the USA Golf squad will be Lilia Vu and Rose Zhang, the trio teeing off in a four round, individual stroke-play tournament, Aug. 7-10. The field of 60 women’s golfers will be pursuing Olympic medals at Le Golf National, a renowned course and the venue for the 2018 Ryder Cup, located about 25 miles southwest of Paris.

Korda, 25, and Vu, 26, should pose a formidable 1-2 threat, as Vu is currently ranked world No. 2, only behind her U.S. teammate. Zhang, 21, is ranked No. 9 internationally. 

The 2020 Olympic champion from Bradenton, Florida, expressed her emotions about becoming a two-time Olympian for Team USA.

“I’m honored to represent the United States once again on the Olympic stage this summer in Paris,” Korda, 25, said in a USA Golf news release. “Winning the gold medal in Tokyo was a dream come true and an incredible highlight to my career.”

Korda appeared unbeatable this season stringing together six victories over seven tournaments between March and mid-May. However, she has uncharacteristically struggled ever since, unable to make the weekend cut in each of her last three events, including two majors, the KPMG PGA Championship and U.S. Women’s Open.

The United States is one of only two countries that will be represented by three players, along with the Republic of Korea. Both nations’ three participants are ranked among the top 15 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking, meeting the qualification criteria for more than two players set by the International Golf Federation (IGF).

Vu displayed top form finishing tied for second at the recent KPMG PGA Championship. The California native and former UCLA colleagiate golfer ascended to world No. 1 in 2023 and was named the LPGA Player of the Year. She won four tournaments, including two majors, that season.

“Representing Team USA at the Olympic has been a goal of mine and to now get the chnace to head to Paris this summer is surreal,” Vu said. “I can’t wait to get out there and try to win a medal of my own in August.”

In a surprising comeback from a back injury, Vu was victorious at the recent Meijer LPGA Classic (June 13-16) in Michigan, despite having missed two months on tour.

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