Korda captivates media

ST. LOUIS – I’m a Jessica Korda fan. Why? Because she’s a quote machine. She’s refreshingly honest, patient and perky.

After her first-round win over Sara Grantham, which ended on the 18th green, Korda talked about the advantages of having her father, Petr, on the bag.

“I can trust him,” Korda said. “He knows what I do under pressure. ... He knows a lot about golf.”

How much can a former tennis champ really know about golf? In the summers in Europe, Korda played off a scratch handicap even though he played only several months a year.

“He’s a fighter,” Jessica said. “He knows how to get the ball in the hole.”

So did Jessica inherit that trait?

“Yes, I think I did,” she said. “I sure hope I did.”

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