Jessica Korda Plans To Go on a Long Hiatus! Lydia Ko, Lexi Thompson, and Rest of Golf World Merrily Agrees With It?

Published 08/25/2023, 8:11 PM EDT

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Florida-based golfer Jessica Korda has been away from her golfing ventures for a long time due to a back injury. As a result, she had to withdraw from many tournaments, including the Honda LPGA Thailand in February, and the Cogzinant Founders Cup in May. 

Now, a recent update has surfaced about the 30-year-old which hints at the LPGA phenom going on a long hiatus. But for another reason this time. This also drew the attention of the LPGA circuit, which merrily backs Korda on this. Let’s dive into the story.

Jessica Korda drops the bomb with her latest positive update


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The LPGA phenom made a post about her injury back in May. She said that last year had been extremely challenging for her because of her degrading health condition. She even added that she had been in rehabilitation and was trying everything. But the situation hasn’t improved, which is why she decided on a hiatus.  

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Now, the 30-year-old has made a recent post on Instagram that has garnered the attention of the golf community lately. In that post, she uploaded a picture of her dog and a small board that bears, “Tee time for 3 coming February 2024” inscribed on it. 


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Adding to that, the picture also has tiny blue shoes, signifying the fact that she is pregnant. Korda and her long-term boyfriend, Johnny DelPrete, had tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in December 2021. And now they are expecting their first child.

Jessica Korda is a decorated golfer who has won six LPGA Tour events since turning pro in 2010. She is the older sister of the former World No. 1 Nelly Korda.

If one looks closely at the picture that Korda shared, one may even find more hidden details about her fantastic news. Check it out in this close-up shot and see whether you can spot the tiny details hidden within.

If you couldn’t spot what we are talking about, no worries! We are here to help. The blue color of the shoes is actually an indication that Jessica Korda and DelPrete are going to have a boy. In fact, the caption of the post, “Update”, is also accompanied by blue-colored hearts.

The LPGA circuit welcomed Korda’s pregnancy news and showered wishes and positive greetings in the comment section. Not just her fans, but many celebrities also dropped into the comment box and wished soon-to-be parents. 

Lexi Thompson and other LPGA stars react to Jessica Korda’s latest update

Golfers like Lexi Thompson, Lin Xiyu, Julieta Granada, and Amy Olson showered wishes on the happy couple. Aw congrats! So happy for you guys!”, wrote Thompson. 

Amy Olson wrote, YAY!!!!!!!!! Congrats mama and papa!!


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Golfer Jane Park and Dani Holmqvist also paid a visit to the comment box and wrote, “Jessss!!! congrats to you guys!” and “Congrats! That’s amazing.”

Lydia Ko also expressed her happiness for the new mommy and said, “Yayyyyyy.”

Some fans called it the best news ever, while others complimented the smile sported by Korda’s pup while announcing the news. “Like that bright smile,” wrote one fan referring to the dog. “Congratulations!!! Wishing a healthy and happy journey, you deserve it!!!!!” wrote another.


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What do you think of Jessica Korda’s update? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Written by:

Suchita Chakraborty


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Suchita is a golf writer for EssentiallySports who was chosen in the recent ‘ES Draft’ round for her in-depth coverage and knowledge of the sport. Even as a budding writer, she has captivated readers through her ability to bring the sport to life through her articles, especially when it comes to golf's latest hot topic, the merger between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf. Suchita draws her inspiration from one of the legends in women’s golf, Annika Sorrenstam.
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Sharan Nair