Jessica Korda: "I've made andifficult decision"

"Following the advice of my doctor and the guidance of my physical therapist, we put in countless hours of treatment at home and on the road to try to keep my body healthy and ready to race each week"

by Andrea Gussoni
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Jessica Korda: "I've made andifficult decision"

Jessica Korda will not be competing on the LPGA Tour for the foreseeable future because she is suffering from a back injury, she announced on social media Sunday night. Korda wrote that this past year has been challenging due to her back ailment.

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"Following the advice of my doctor and the guidance of my physical therapist, we put in countless hours of treatment at home and on the road to try to keep my body healthy and ready to race each week," Korda wrote.

"Unfortunately, we've gotten to the point where the pain isn't getting better, forcing me to have to withdraw from several tournaments. As a competitor, it's annoying to have to do this over and over again," she lamented. "On the advice of my medical team, I have made the difficult decision to stop playing until my back is fully healed.

At this time we do not have a firm timeline for my return, but I am working with the best specialists to return as soon as possible." he commented. Korda, 30, has won six times on the LPGA Tour but hasn't since January 2021.

His last tournament was the Cognizant Founders Cup earlier this month and he retired after posting a 72 in the first round. She currently occupies the 31st position in the world ranking. Her sister Nelly Korda is also dealing with back pain and will sit out next week's tournament, the Mizuho Americas Open.

Jessica Korda is a Czech-American professional golf player. Turning professional in 2010, Jessica Korda made her debut on the LPGA Tour in 2011. She won her first victory on this circuit in 2012, at the Women's Australian Open1.

She went on to win the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic and the Airbus LPGA Classic Presented by JTBC in 2014, the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia in 2015 and the Honda LPGA Thailand in 2018. She participated in the victory of the American team at the Solheim Cup 2013 with the score of 18 to 10.

Jessica Korda is the daughter of Czech tennis players Petr Korda, winner of the Australian Open in 19981, and Regina Kordová. She is the sister of Sebastian Korda, also a tennis player, and Nelly Korda, also a professional golf player.

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