At the Women’s Open, Jessica Korda doesn’t appear to be bothered by the fact that she is playing in borrowed attire. Korda overcame an early bogey to score a 5-under 66 in the opening round of the tournament on Thursday, placing her only one shot behind the leader, Hinako Shibuno of Japan. Korda is still waiting for her suitcase to arrive at Muirfield.
Even though Jessica Korda did not have her regular wardrobe with her, she was able to make four birdies and an eagle on the 17th hole despite the fact that her luggage became stranded at an airport in Switzerland. “I’d be extremely grateful if anyone at the Zurich airport knew somebody who would be willing to put my suitcase on the one flight a day that they have coming into Edinburgh,” Korda added.
Jessica Korda played in borrowed clothes- and did surprisingly well
“If anyone knows someone at the Zurich airport who would like to do that. I have an AirTag on it, so I am aware of its location at all times. I have not been successful in convincing anyone to go go and get it… On Monday, I wore the jeans that belonged to Megan Khang. On Tuesday, I wore jeans that belonged to my sister, and on Wednesday, I wore pants that belonged to Alison Lee. These jeans are by FootJoy, and I’m wearing them today.”
The 2019 winner, Shibuno, started the tournament with three consecutive birdies and went on to card a total of eight during her round of 65. Both Louise Duncan of Scotland and Gabby Lopez of Mexico were tied for third place, two strokes behind the leader.