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Top-Ranked Nelly Korda Has Disastrous First Day At US Women's Open

Nelly Korda has been utterly dominant this season, winning six of seven tournaments on her way to becoming the top-ranked golfer in the world. But man, you never would've known it on the first day of the U.S. Women's Open.

As relayed by the New York Post, Korda "made a disastrous 10 on the par-3 12th, which was just her third hole of the day." This from the person who was expected to cruise to victory at the Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club.

Korda said she knew ahead of time that this particular course could be a "beast." She will now have some ground to make up.

"It just tests every aspect of your game," Korda said this week, via NBC Philadelphia. "It's tight off the tee. Visually, it looks so much shorter than it is. There's bunkers that visually you see that you think you're going to carry that you end up maybe 10 yards short. If you're in the rough and you miss fairways, the greens are very small and very sloppy, and the rough is thick around the greens, too."

Justin Terranova of the Post described just how badly things went for Korda on Day One:

"Korda had to take a drop in front of the penalty area and dumped two straight shots into the penalty area before getting it on the green and two-putting for a 10.

"That put Korda at 8-over par after she had previously bogeyed the 10th hole."Korda had been on an unreal run before the U.S. Women's Open, winning five straight tournaments earlier in the season. That included the Chevron Championship in April, the first major of the season."

There's still time to make up ground, but for the world's No. 1 player, that time had better be now.