Nellie Korda (USA), the world No. 2 in women’s golf, parted ways with Hanwha Q Cells.

As a result of Maeil Business News coverage on the 13th, it was confirmed that Korda and Hanwha did not renew the contract. With this, the companionship between Corda and Hanwha, which has been going on since 2017, has come to an end after 7 years.

It was in 2017 when Korda made her debut on the LPGA tour of the United States that her Hanwha sponsorship began. Hanwha, which aimed to grow together by sponsoring a player with greater potential than a famous player, signed a main sponsorship contract with Corda, who was a promising player at the time.

Korda, who received generous support from Hanwha, rose to prominence from her second season. Corda, who tasted the thrill of her first win at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship in the 2018 season, took her second win of the 2019 season. She didn’t add a multiplier in the 2020 season, but had her best year in the 2021 season. Having won four LPGA tour victories, including a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, she was ranked second on the money list. Not only this. He even rose to No. 1 in the Rolex Women’s Golf world rankings. At the Pelican Women’s Championship last November, she overcame thrombosis and won her 8th LPGA Tour career, which greatly impressed golf fans.

Korda showed extraordinary appreciation for her main sponsor as she won all eight championships on the LPGA Tour with Hanwha. He also had great affection for Korea. Before the Corona 19 pandemic, he participated in the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour Hanwha Classic, and posted pictures of enjoying tteokbokki and bulgogi on social media.

Negotiations to renew the contract took place over two months after the final CME Group Tour Championship. The end result was a contract renewal failure. Korda and Hanwha talked about renewing the contract as a top priority, but it is known that they decided to go their separate ways. 스포츠토토

Corda, which is scheduled to participate in the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions, the opening day of the LPGA Tour 2023 season to be held in Orlando, Florida, USA for four days from the 19th, is said to be imminent. An official familiar with the LPGA tour said, “As one of the best American players on the LPGA tour, I know that she has received love calls from various companies. I heard that she is about to sign a contract with a global sports brand that everyone knows. will show up wearing the hat of a new sponsor.”

Korda’s ransom is known to have risen significantly from 2021, when he signed a renewal contract with Hanwha. An official in the golf world said, “The specific details of the renewal are not known, but I heard that he received special treatment befitting a player representing the LPGA tour.”

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