Nelly Korda withdraws from Mizuho Classic, injury schedule leaves questions


Eight-time LPGA winner Nelly Korda will not be playing at the Mizuho Classic as she has opted out due to back pain. He took to social media to explain why he wouldn’t be at the event and that a treatment plan was being worked on.

“Never pleasant or easy news to share but I have made the decision to withdraw from next week’s tournament on the advice of my medical team to deal with pain in my back. We are working on a treatment plan to ensure I am back at 100% soon for the rest of the exciting season ahead. Thank you all for the support,” he wrote.

Korda initially injured her back in 2020 during the first round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. The injury forced him to retreat as well. So taking precautions here is probably the smart thing to do. The injury sidelined him until December of that year. The last few years have been tough for Korda. Last year he missed from March to June because of a blood clot in his arm.

Jin Young Ko passed Korda for the No. 1 and was off the field for the LPGA’s Bank of Hope Match Event event being held this week in Las Vegas.

She decided early on to skip Mizuho America’s Open, one of the tour’s new events hosted by Michelle Wie West at Liberty National in New Jersey. The decision should let the public know that he is likely to be very careful.

His last event was the Cognizant Founder’s Cup, which he missed out on. The MC broke his record for top 10 finishes in eight of his last nine starts. The next event Korda could play in is the Meijer LPGA Classic on June 15-18, but she could wait even longer and play the following week in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, giving her at least a month off.


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