Nelly Korda FORCED OUT of inaugural LPGA Tour event!

Nelly Korda has been forced out of the LPGA Tour's Mizuho Americas Open next week. 

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Tue, 23 May 2023
Nelly Korda FORCED OUT of inaugural LPGA Tour event!

Nelly Korda has withdrawn from next week's Mizuho Americas Open on the LPGA Tour due to an injury, the World No. 2 announced Monday.

Korda, 24, had moved to No. 1 in the women's world rankings after the Chevron Championship in April where she finished third. 

However, at the Cognizant Founders Cup a week and a half ago, Korda missed the cut after shooting rounds of 72 and 74.

While Jin Young Ko won the tournament in a playoff over Minjee Lee to move into the No. 1 position. 

Korda was scheduled to play in the Mizuho Americas Open next week, the inaugural running of the newest LPGA Tour event. 

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

However, on Monday, Korda announced she'd been forced to withdraw from the event due to a back injury. 

She wrote on her Instagram story:

"Never fun or easy news to share but I have made the decision to withdraw from next week's tournament at the advice of my medical team to address pain in my back. We are working on a treatment plan to ensure I'm back to 100% soon for the remainder of the exciting season ahead. Thank you everyone for the support."

The eight-time LPGA Tour winner has had a tough string of injuries over the past year and a half.

In April 2022, she announced she'd undergone surgery for a blood clot in her arm. She had been sidelined from March and didn't return until the  US Women's Open in early June. 

She finished that season strong, with two runner-up finishes and her eighth victory with the Pelican Women's Championship in November. 

Her next start scheduled on the LPGA Tour is currently the Meijer LPGA Classic from 15-18 June. 

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