US Women’s Open preview: Dominant Korda looking for third major crown

As the LPGA Tour head to Pennsylvania this week for the US Women’s Open, Nelly Korda, who has been so dominant winning on six of her last seven starts, still dreams of first US Women’s Open title and will hope this week is her time to get over the line.

With no other female golfer playing the golf she is, Korda will have all eyes on her expecting her to claim maiden title but could Lancaster Country Club throw a spanner in the works? we look at potential winner this week that could upset the world number one.

Lexi Thompson

One of the longest-serving members on the LPGA Tour, Lexi Thompson announced that she will pack in the pro scene at the end of the season calling time on her 14 years of professional golf. The 29-year-old who is still young qualified for the US Women’s Open in 2007 at the age of 12 and hasn’t looked back since.

Thompson will hope for the fairy tale ending this season by adding major number two to her resume, alongside the Chevron Championship she won in 2014.

Leona Maguire

The Irish native has taken the LPGA by storm in the last few seasons, including her excellent display at her first Solheim Cup in 2021 taking 4.5 points out of, the most ever by a rookie.

Losing out to Korda at the matchplay a few weeks back, Maguire will be hopeful to claim her first major title but it won’t come easy.

Charley Hull

Out of the English contingent in the field, Charley Hull has the best chance of winning the US Women’s Open this week in Pennsylvania.

Hull, who came tied second at this event last year will look to go one step further in this year’s event. The 28-year-old has two top 15’s this season and is hoping to get back to her 2023 form.

Hannah Green

Possibly the best chance of the lot to stop Nelly Korda in her tracks is the Australian golfer, Hannah Green.

Green, who herself is in great form this season, winning in California two months ago and also coming second to Korda two weeks ago. Already having one major to her name, Green will be optimistic about adding major number two this week.