Jessica Korda handles missing luggage with strong start at Women’s Open

  • Korda opens with 66 despite clothes stuck in Zurich airport
  • 2019 champion Hinako Shibuno takes early lead with 65

It is difficult enough to negotiate the vagaries of Muirfield without the associated hassle of doing it in borrowed attire. Jessica Korda’s opening 66 at the Women’s Open was worthy of extra credit given her luggage remains trapped in Zurich airport.

So what precisely is Korda missing? “Other than my clothes? Sponsor’s hats,” she explained. “I am wearing a Muirfield hat right now. I have some great partners and it’s tough because you play well and you’re obviously in the hunt but you can’t wear their branding. Plus a lot of my warm stuff; my hand warmers. My hands get really cold so I wear gloves all the time. I’ve got a lot of heat patches for my lower back and my vitamins, don’t have that either.

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