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Watch Nelly Korda's 10 best shots during her historic run of five straight wins

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Nelly Korda watches a shot during her Chevron Championship win.

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We're only in early May and 2024 has been a career year for Nelly Korda. The 25-year-old has won her last five starts, starting in January at the Drive On Championship and culminating in a major title at the Chevron Championship in late April. She has triumphed across the United States, taking home victories on both seaboards and in three separate time zones to tie Nancy Lopez and Annika Sorenstam for the longest winning streaks in tour history.

Ahead of this week’s Cognizant Founders Cup, in which Korda goes for six straight in Clifton, N.J., here are her top 10 shots from her five straight wins this season.

T-Mobile Match Play, Third Round, 16th hole

This routine up-and-down birdie on the 512-yard par 5 for Korda punctuated a run-sustaining charge in Las Vegas. Korda’s fifth birdie of the third round put her at three under for the day, crucially vaulting her from T-20 to solo sixth. The LPGA cut the field down to eight players after 54 holes before the match-play portion of the tournament during the weekend at Shadow Creek.

Ford Championship, Final Round, 16th hole

Amid a crowded leaderboard at Seville Golf and Country Club, Korda’s 16th hole encapsulated her growth as a player. On the 300-yard par 4, she hit a 7-wood off the tee instead of a driver to set up a controlled pitching wedge and ensure she couldn't hit into a bunker. Korda nearly holed out for eagle from the fairway, with the near tap-in birdie giving her the outright lead in Gilbert, Ariz., with two to play.

T-Mobile Match Play, Final Match, 12th hole

Korda’s final match opponent was Leona Maguire, Team Europe’s Solheim Cup superstar. But Korda broke away, having just a lob wedge in on the 375-yard par-4 12th. Korda hit it off the flagstick, then went 5 up through 12 before winning 4 and 3.

Chevron Championship, Final Round, 10th hole

Korda opened the final nine of her major championship victory with a chip-in birdie. The 3 on the 415-yard par 4 moved Korda to 14 under, the lowest score she had at any point at Carlton Woods.

Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship, Final Round, 14th hole

Korda’s eagle at the uphill 509-yard par 5 gave her needed breathing room at Palos Verdes Golf Club. She built a three-shot lead with four to play before succumbing to self-described "Nelly things" with bogeys on her final two holes to fall into a playoff she won over Ryann O'Toole.

Chevron Championship, Final Round, 18th hole

Korda held only a one-stroke lead going into the 72nd hole of the major championship, as Maja Stark just missed an eagle putt that would’ve tied the tournament up. After a blistering drive put an iron in her hand for her second on the 498-yard par 5, Korda’s second major title and fifth straight victory would come down to executing from the fairway. Korda all but sealed the deal, putting it pin high on the fringe and letting her soak in the adulation from The Woodlands, Texas, fans as she walked to the green.

Drive On Championship, Final Round, 17th hole

Korda’s historic victory run started with an improbable comeback in her hometown of Bradenton, Fla. She trailed by three after bogeying the 14th through 16th to Lydia Ko, who was a victory away from being eligible for the LPGA Hall of Fame. Korda started her comeback at Bradenton Country Club with this eagle on the 495-yard par-5 17th, giving herself a chance with only needing a birdie on the last to get into a playoff.

Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship, Playoff, 18th hole

Following just bogeying the same hole, Korda went back to the 391-yard par-4 18th to start a playoff and hit her drive into the left rough. O’Toole had just knocked her approach to inside 15 feet, and Korda responded with this launched approach into a right-to-left crosswind. Korda went on to make her birdie putt for her second straight victory.

Drive On Championship, Final round, 18th hole

It’s one thing to give yourself a chance to get into a playoff, as Korda did on the 17th. But on the 383-yard par-4 18th, as Korda asked her ball to go, she nearly holed out for an eagle to win the tournament outright. Korda went on to best Ko in a two-hole playoff.

Chevron Championship, Final Round, 17th hole

Korda arrived at the 165-yard par-3 17th with nerves kicking in on the back nine. She bogeyed the 11th and 15th and scrambled to save par on the 16th to remain at 12 under. Korda then delivered a tournament-defining shot, as it glanced off the pin to nestle within six feet. While she didn't birdie, it put Korda only a hole away from winning her second major title.