Nelly Korda didn't watch 2022 Chevron Championship: "I stayed away from the TV"

Nelly Korda revealed that she barely watched any of last year's Chevron Championship while rehabbing after surgery.  

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Wed, 19 Apr 2023
Nelly Korda didn't watch 2022 Chevron Championship: "I stayed away from the TV"

World No. 2 Nelly Korda revealed that she only caught the last few holes of last year's Chevron Championship, while speaking to the media ahead of the 2023's first LPGA Tour major. 

Korda had a stellar LPGA Tour season in 2021 where she won gold at the Olympics and four LPGA Tour events including her first major, the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. 

However, the following year, in March 2022, she announced that she'd been diagnosed with a blood clot after she noticed swelling in her arm. 

She announced a few weeks later on 8 April 2022 that she'd undergone surgery for the blood clot and was going to begin rehabbing. 

Between those two dates was the Chevron Championship, which was held 31 March to 3 April at Mission Hills Country Club, which Korda had to unfortunately miss. 

And, while speaking to media ahead of this week's iteration of the event, the 24-year-old admitted that she didn't catch much of the major on TV, either. 

"Yeah, I was rehabbing in LA, so I wasn't too far, but I was rehabbing, and I honestly could only watch the last couple holes on Sunday because my sister was in contention," said Korda. "But other than that, I stayed away from the TV."

Korda added that not watching the championship was a result of both being busy rehabbing and it being too hard to watch. 

Korda's older sister, Jessica Korda, was in contention coming down the stretch at last year's Chevron Championship. However, it was fellow American Jennifer Kupcho who found herself jumping into Poppie's Pond for the final time as she edged out the older Korda by two strokes. 

Nelly returned to play in June later that year for the 2022 U.S. Women's Open where she placed tied for eighth. She later won in the 2022 season with the Pelican Women's Championship. 

So far this season, she's been solid once again, earning four top-10s in five starts.

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