Nelly Korda Amongst Big Names To Miss KPMG Women's PGA Championship Cut

Conditions at Baltusrol Golf Club were tough to say the least, with a number of big players missing the weekend

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Going into the weekend at the KMPG Women's PGA Championship, Leona Maguire holds the lead by one, with the 28-year-old looking to secure back-to-back victories following her success at the Meijer LPGA Classic.

Although many big names made the cut, many also missed the weekend, with a number of the biggest names failing to see Saturday and Sunday at Baltusrol Golf Club.

Nelly Korda 

Nelly Korda watches her tee shot

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After a month away from the game due to being told to rest a lower back problem and prevent it from getting worse, Nelly Korda returned to action. Claiming that her enforced break made her even more hungry for success, the Olympic Gold Medallist struggled on Thursday and Friday, with a 76-77 putting her six back of the +5 cut.

Georgia Hall

Georgia Hall hits her tee shot with a driver

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Georgia Hall has arguably been one of the best players on the LPGA Tour this season, with the 27-year-old already picking up seven top-15 finishes. At Baltusrol Golf Club though Hall struggled, as rounds of 79 and 72 meant a nine-over total and four shot deficit to the cutline.

Charley Hull

Charley Hull watches her tee shot

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Another Englishwoman who won't be featuring is Charley Hull, who struggled to a 13-over-par tournament total. Firing a seven-over-par first round of 79, a 76 on Friday meant Hull finished well back of the cutline.

Atthaya Thitikul

Atthaya Thitikul watches the golf ball

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Former World No.1, Atthaya Thitikul, had a tournament to forget, with the 20-year-old producing a 75-77 to miss the weekend by five. It was the first missed cut in a Major for Thitikul who, in the process, missed her first cut on the LPGA since last July at the Women’s Scottish Open.

Jennifer Kupcho

Jennifer Kupcho lines up a putt

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Jennifer Kupcho just lost out in a playoff against Rose Zhang in the Mizuho Americas Open a fortnight ago. However, the former Major winner only carded one birdie in her second round, with a 73-76 meaning she narrowly missed out.

Maja Stark

Maja Stark hits an iron shot

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Maja Stark struggled in her KPMG Women's PGA Championship debut, with the Swede firing rounds of 76-76. Throughout the whole tournament, Stark only managed two birdies and missed her second LPGA Tour cut this season.

Patty Tavatanakit

Patty Tavatanakit hits a driver off the tee

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The 2021 Chevron Championship winner shot two rounds of 75 to miss the cut by three. Tavatanakit, who finished fifth in the tournament back in 2021, would rue a costly five-over back nine that included three bogeys and a double bogey, with the 23-year-old now making just one cut in her last six Major appearances.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x