Nelly Korda Withdraws from LPGA Tour Event for Rest After Major Win

Nelly Korda, the world’s top-ranked female golfer, has opted to withdraw from this week’s LPGA Tour event in order to prioritize rest following her recent triumph at the Chevron Championship, where she clinched her second major title.

The American golfer secured her fifth LPGA Tour victory in five consecutive starts, a feat achieved by only two others in history: Nancy Lopez in 1978 and Annika Sorenstam in 2004-2005.

In a statement shared on social media, Korda expressed her decision, citing the mental and physical toll of competing in four events within the past five weeks. She acknowledged feeling exhausted and emphasized the importance of listening to her body to ensure readiness for the remainder of the season.

Korda’s remarkable winning streak commenced with the LPGA Drive On Championship at the end of January. Following a seven-week break, she returned in late March to claim victories in three consecutive events: the Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship, Ford Championship, and T-Mobile Match Play, before culminating her run with the Chevron Championship title.

While opting out of this week’s JM Eagle LA Championship, Korda pledged her support to fellow competitors, expressing her intentions to cheer them on from a distance. Her next scheduled appearance on the LPGA Tour is set for the Cognizant Founders Cup in New Jersey, commencing on May 9th.

Korda’s decision to prioritize rest underscores the rigorous demands of professional golf and the significance of managing physical and mental well-being amidst a packed tournament schedule.

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