Tee to Green: What we learned playing a par-5 with Jessica Korda

Take a walk with six-time LPGA Tour winner Jessica Korda as she plays a par-5 while taking questions from GOLF senior writer Dylan Dethier. Find out Jessica’s go-to 19th hole cocktail, which actress she thinks should play her in a movie, the superpower she wishes he had, and more.

GOLF: Hi Jessica.

JK: Hello.

G: Do you go by Jess or Jessica?

JK: Either or. 

G: Okay, Jessica. What’s the best drink to have on the course?

JK: I drink water, which, you know, is important. [Laughs

G: What’s your go-to bar order?

JK: Ooh, tequila soda.

G: Do you cry at movies?

JK: All the time. I’m so bad.

G: What was the last movie that you cried at?

JK: The Book Club.

G: The Book Club? I didn’t even know that was a movie.

JK: Exactly.

G: Which actor would play you in a movie?

JK: Jennifer Aniston — Friends era.

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G: Do you think she can play golf?

JK: God, I hope so.

G: If you were a teacher, what subject would you teach?

JK: Sports. [Laughs]

G: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

JK: I would love to be invisible.

G: Where would you go if you were invisible?

JK: That’s for me to know and you to never find out.

G: How would you describe your on-course style?

JK: Sporty, but girlie.

G: What’s your go-to SPF?

JK: SPF 50. And something that smells good.

G: Do you like to listen to music on the golf course?

JK: I do.

G: What did you have for breakfast today?

JK: Two cups of coffee. 

G: Do you drink coffee before tournament rounds?

JK: I do. The older I’ve gotten, the more I need it.

G: What do you think about over a short putt?

JK: Please Lord, make it. [Laughs]

Condensed and edited for clarity from the original Tee To Green vodcast on GOLF.com, which you can watch in its entirety at the top of this article.

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Dylan Dethier

Golf.com Editor

Dylan Dethier is a senior writer for GOLF Magazine/GOLF.com. The Williamstown, Mass. native joined GOLF in 2017 after two years scuffling on the mini-tours. Dethier is a 2014 graduate of Williams College, where he majored in English, and he’s the author of 18 in America, which details the year he spent as an 18-year-old living from his car and playing a round of golf in every state.