All eyes are on Nelly Korda this week as she aims for a record sixth win in a row at the Cognizant Founders Cup in New Jersey. The world No.1-ranked golfer was spotted alongside Hollywood stars, musicians and models on the red carpet at Monday’s Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Korda wore a gown from famous designer Oscar de la Renta to the exclusive event, attending as a guest of Casey Wasserman, her management agency’s chairperson.

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Each year the Met Gala is held on the first Monday in May, raising funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Athletes have often been spotted at the famous event – over the years, Serena Williams, Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, Simone Biles and others have attended. Though Korda is not the first golfer to go to the event – Tiger Woods was there in 2013 – as far as the LPGA Tour is aware, Korda is the first LPGA player to attend the Met Gala.

When Korda returns to New Jersey, she’ll continue preparing to play her first event in two weeks and will be trying to become the first LPGA player to win six tournaments in a row. If she were to do so, she’d surpass Annika Sorenstam’s and Nancy Lopez’s record of five in a row. After winning the Chevron Championship, the first major of the season and her record-tying fifth LPGA tournament in a row, Korda withdrew from the next week’s tournament in Los Angeles.

“It was not an easy decision,” Korda said in a statement after the Chevron win. “After the unbelievable week at The Chevron and grinding through the mental and physical challenges of four events in the past five weeks, I am definitely feeling exhausted. With so much still to come throughout 2024, I feel I need to listen to my body and get some rest, so I can be ready for the remainder of the season.”

After the short time off, Korda appears rested and ready for not only the tournament ahead, but also the stardom that comes with being the most talked-about player in women’s golf.

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