American star Jessica Korda has announced an indefinite break from LPGA competitions: the cause is the persistence of back pain that forced her to retire in recent competitions.
Jessica Korda, statements
'As a player, it's traumatizing to have to do this over and over again,'" Korda wrote on her social media profiles.
"On the advice of my medical team, I have decided to stop playing until I can fully recover." Six-time winner on the LPGA, Jessica Korda last played at the Cognizant Founders Cup, where she withdrew after the first round.
Her best finish this season is an 18th place at the Dio Implant LPGA Open. Also last year Jessica Korda suspended the competitions for a few months, again due to back pain. “At this point there is no precise timetable for my return, but I am working as best as possible with my medical team, to be able to return to competition as soon as possible”.
The LPGA calendar includes two majors in three weeks starting June 22: the KPMG Women's PGA in Baltusrol followed by the US Women's Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Finally, one cannot but think of the Solheim Cup in September: the possible absence of Jessica Korda will be 'heavy' not only for Team USA, but for women's golf in general.
Turned pro on the 2011 LPGA Tour, contesting a total of fifteen events in his first year. She then gets her first victory on her seasonal debut at the LPGA Tour 2012, winning the Women's Australian Open at Royal Melbourne: after four days in 72-70-73-74, she grabs success on the second hole during a six-way playoff people.
Her second victory comes at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, the opening round of the 2014 season, where she finishes one hole ahead of compatriot Lewis. In February 2018 she won the Honda LPGA Thailand by beating the Thai Jutanugarn and compatriot Thompson, beaten thanks to a tally of 263 strokes (66-62-68-67, -25 under par) and a margin of 4 strokes .
In January 2021, with 260 (-24) hits, he obtained his fourth success at the debut of the season at the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, overcoming his compatriot Kang with a birdie in the play-off, who had dominated the event for the first three bars: he the third round was crucial for Korda, where she recorded the lowest round of her professional career with a partial of 60 (-11). The position attributed to her by the Rolex Rankings of world women's golf guarantees her later qualification for the individual tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games:  she is among the four representatives of the United States in Japan together with Kang, Thompson, and her younger sister Nelly .
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