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After Tiger Woods Nelly Korda Becomes The Second Golfer To Shine At The Met Gala

Kunal Singh

Nelly Korda

Nelly Korda‘s recent success has turned her into a megastar. Her five consecutive victories have already cemented her status as an LPGA legend. However, the 25-year-old has also been gaining stardom outside the golf course. Recently, she was spotted at New York’s Met Gala becoming the first female golfer to walk the Met Gala carpet. She matched the unique feat of legendary Tiger Woods who was the first golfer to be invited to the fashion’s biggest night in 2013.

The New York’s Met Gala is organized annually to raise funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. While most of the big-names come from the entertainment, fashion, and business industries, Korda was invited by Anna Wintour’s fashion agency’s chairperson Casey Wasserman.

Korda adorned a red poppy-covered dress with green stems designed by Oscar de le Renta. Moreover, the World No. 1 golfer was not just the only sportsperson at the famous fashion night. Tennis titan Serena Williams, NBA Star Ben Simmons, NFL star Odell Becham Jr., and WNBA icon Angel Reese marked their presence at the Met Gala as well.

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Interestingly, Korda became the second golfer after Tiger Woods to be invited to the Met Gala. The Ace golfer walked on the famous red carpet back in 2013.

When Tiger Woods embarrassed his then-girlfriend Lindsey Vonn at the 2013 Met Gala

The 15-time major champion attended the Met Gala back in 2013 with his ex-girlfriend, the famous American alpine ski racer, Lindsey Vonn. It was a night of glamor and glitz and as the couple made their way on the carpet. Thing were going smooth, until just before the couple were about to leave. An unknown insider source reported that “Tiger looked uncomfortable” as he walked alongside Vonn.

As per a Daily News article, Woods and Vonn checked out the city’s skyline and later sat down for drinks but eventually got involved in PDA. Later on, the golfer got up and started dancing awkwardly before reportedly slipping off some stairs. Vonn helped him exit safely at around 2 AM before any anyone could see them.

Woods and Vonn eventually broke up in 2015 citing incompatibility in their schedules. For now, the golf legend is concentrating on getting back in the game after his last-place finish at The Masters.

Nelly Korda has taken a break from professional golf and will be returning soon with the same zeal.

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Kunal Singh

Kunal Singh


Kunal is a golf journalist for The SportsRush. He is an avid golf fan with a huge inclination towards Rory McIlroy's drive and Phil Mickelson's short game. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and is currently pursuing a MBA in Media Management. Before joining The SportsRush, he has already penned over 1300 articles. If not covering stories on golf, you can find him brainstorming various fiction stories, composing music, and playing snooker.

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