Multiple LPGA Tour winner OUT indefinitely with back injury

The six-time LPGA Tour winner announced an indefinite break to heal a back injury. 

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Tue, 30 May 2023
Multiple LPGA Tour winner OUT indefinitely with back injury

Six-time LPGA Tour winner Jessica Korda announced Sunday that she will be out indefinitely due to a nagging back injury. 

The 30-year-old has played in seven events so far this season, her most recent being the Cognizant Founders Cup a few weeks ago where she was forced to withdraw ahead of the second round. 

Her sister, World No. 2 Nelly Korda, announced she's also taking some time to heal her own back injury last week. 

Per the LPGA Tour, the 24-year-old's next scheduled event is the Meijer LPGA Classic from 15-18 June. 

As a result, this means neither Korda will be playing in this week's LPGA Tour event, the inaugural Mizuho Americas Open.

The event is being hosted by five-time LPGA Tour winner Michelle Wie West and is being played at Liberty National Golf Club. 

While neither Korda will be in attendance, the World No. 1 amateur, Rose Zhang, announced earlier this week she would be making her highly-anticipated professional debut at Wie West's tournament. 

On Sunday, Jessica Korda released a statement on Twitter to announce she'd be taking time off to heal her back, and said there isn't yet a timeline for her return. 

In the statement, she wrote:

"The last year has been an extremely challenging time for me as I struggle with an injury in my back. Following the advice of my doctor and the guidance of my physio, we've committed countless hours of treatment at home and on the road for me to try and get my body healthy and ready to compete each week. Unfortunately, we've reached point where the pain in not improving, forcing me to have withdraw out of several tournaments."

She added:

"At this point, we don't have a firm timeline for my return but I'm working with the best of the best and am focused on coming back as soon as possible."

Here's her full statement:

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