Solheim Cup: Jessica Korda Throws Up On First Hole, Goes On to Win Match

By Carl Conrad
Jessica Korda Solheim Cup
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The Solheim Cup is a tournament that takes place every other year in which professional female golfers from the United States take on their counterparts from Europe. It’s similar to the Ryder Cup in the men’s game. In this type of event, national pride has a tendency to take over – just ask American Jessica Korda.

She was teamed with Morgan Pressel on Friday as the duo faced Catriona Matthew and Jodi Ewart-Shadoff. The United States team managed to squeak out a three and two victory over the European Team. Apparently Korda was not feeling too well during the match, however. Whatever she ate for breakfast didn’t exactly agree with her. She threw up on the fairway of the first hole but managed to recover nicely – she was a huge part of the victory in her match.

“I had milk and cereal for breakfast, and then I decided to have a banana,” Korda said. “And then I felt it coming and I was like, ‘What the heck is that?'” if I were her, I would stay away from the bananas for the rest of the tournament or at least buy a new bunch. “After I got past the first hole, I was pretty OK,” Korda said. Most people would have seriously considered calling it quits for the day, but not Korda – and not in this event.

The duo was responsible for the only American point of the day. It says a lot about Korda that she was able to recover so quickly from her illness and managed to play as well as she did. Hopefully for her and the rest of the American team, whatever happened to her on that first fairway isn’t contagious.

“She’s got some fire in her belly,” Korda’s partner, Morgan Pressel said.

Carl Conrad is the Senior Golf Writer for Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.

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