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Aramco Team Series Ladies European Tour

Nelly and Jessica Korda set for $1 million Ladies European Tour Aramco Team Series — Sotogrande in Spain

Jessica and Nelly Korda. Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images

By Matt Smith
The LPGA’s superstar sisters Nelly and Jessica Korda have signed up for August’s $1million Aramco Team Series — Sotogrande, as they prepare to play in Spain for the first time.

The pair will tee-it-up in front of their maiden Spanish crowd at La Reserva Club, from August 18 to 20, in what will be their second Aramco Team Series event.

Both Nelly and Jessica were part of history when they played in last year’s debut Aramco Team Series in New York, the first ever Ladies European Tour event to be played on US soil.

And for older sister Jessica — a six-time LPGA-winner — that was just the start of a history-making week, as she captained her team to victory in the event’s unique fourball format.

Former world No. 1 and US Olympic gold medallist Nelly was one-shot shy of bagging the same tournament’s concurrent solo contest.

Now, both will return to battle it out against the biggest and best names on the LET in Sotogrande.

“I’m so excited to be heading to play in Spain for the first time,” said major-winner Nelly, currently ranked world No. 3.

“It’ll actually be my first ever time visiting Spain, so I’m really looking forward to getting there and seeing and experiencing what I’ve always imagined to be this amazing culture. The golf course at La Reserva looks incredible too so it should be a great week.

“Jess and I both played in the Aramco Team Series event in New York last year and loved the format. It’s something different having the separate team-individual formats going on at the same time, which is fun. With the Solheim Cup taking place just around the corner from Sotogrande next year, this will also be the perfect opportunity for me and some of the other Americans in the field to get a bit of a lay of the land and a feel for playing in Spain, with the hope of being back there 12 months later. I’m excited to get out there and can’t wait to see what Sotogrande has in store for us.”

Jessica — who has finished in the top 10 in all five women’s majors — said: “New York’s Aramco Team Series was a great event. Having won the team side of it was a lot of fun. I am looking forward to getting a chance to play that same format again.

“I’ve never actually played in Spain – this will be my first time. Spain has had such a massive influence on golf, from big name players like Seve, Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm to Carlota Ciganda and the many Spanish girls making an impact on both the LPGA and LET.

“The Spanish fans are known to have some fiery passion too, so I can’t wait to tee it up in front of them for what should be a pretty special atmosphere in Sotogrande.”

The headline pair will be joined in Sotogrande by a host of big-name Spanish golfers, including Solheim Cup hero Ciganda, rising talent Ana Peláez Triviño, Nuria Iturrioz and Carmen Alonso, as part of a field packed with global stars.

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