Reports Suggest a Cheerful Update Regrading the LPGA Tour Star Nelly Korda

Published 05/26/2022, 9:45 AM EDT

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The U.S. Women’s Open is set to begin next week at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club. Moreover, there is exciting news for all the fans which broke out due to the interview schedules. According to the interview schedules, Nelly Korda is all set to address the media on 31st May at 10:30 am.

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Interview schedules are provided beforehand for reporters to know when a player will be speaking. Moreover, only the players competing in the event will speak. Hence, this is a clear sign that Nelly Korda will be competing at the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open in Southern Pines. However, there is no official confirmation from her side as of now. 

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Why was Nelly Korda away from golf?

The former world no.1 Nelly Korda, is away from competitive golf since February 2022. She last competed at the Drive on Championship at Crown Colony Golf & Country Club where she finished T15 for the event with a score of -10. 

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However, in March, she experienced pain in her arm, and it started to swell as well. After consulting with the doctors, it was revealed that she was diagnosed with a blood clot in the subclavian vein. Furthermore, Nelly went under surgery in April and was under rehab since then. 

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The world no.2 women’s golfer couldn’t practice and was away from the game for quite a while. But her recovery has been excellent, and she recently made a post on Instagram where we can see her practicing on the range. Meanwhile, the U.S. Open is her favorite major championship, and it is also one of the most prestigious events. 

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“Any major is a major, but one that holds significant meaning to me is the U.S. Open,” Nelly told Golf Digest. Notably, Korda hasn’t won a U.S. Women’s Open trophy yet. Her best performance in this event came in 2018 when she finished T10 for the event.

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Nelly has won 7 LPGA Tour events and one major championship in her career. Additionally, she also won the gold medal last year at the Tokyo Olympics. So she will be hopeful of performing well at the major championship event. But getting her rhythm back after a prolonged break isn’t easy. 

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.
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