Golf fans missed Nelly Korda, who has not been on golf courses for two months. Problems with her back forced her to take a period of rest in order to be ready for the challenges ahead. Considering that this is a long period of absence, which she is not used to, Korda emphasized that she loves golf even more now and that she misses competing.
"When it's kind of taken away from you when you're having to take a forced break in a sense, you appreciate the life a little bit more," said Korda, as quoted by golfmonthly.com "I feel like I love the game of golf. I love competing.
I have so much fun doing this and traveling. It just makes me appreciate it more. A little bit more hungry." As Korda previously spoke with her doctor about the situation, it was recommended to her that she rest at that time so that she can recover.
. "I just talked with my doctor, and he recommended that I just take a couple weeks off to just rest it before something else kind of flares up from it. It's just low back. There's a lot of torque in the golf swing, so I fell like I'm not the only golfer that kind of struggles with the low back.
Also when you're traveling four weeks in a row, different beds, flying out right after your round. Sometimes you just tweak it and you just need to take rest."
Nelly Korda on Women's PGA Championship challenges
Korda will play at the Women's PGA Championship after her return.
Baltusrol Golf Club will represent a big challenge for her, and Korda revealed what her expectations are and what will be the most important things. "The first four holes are very crucial. I think if you get through the first four in even, I think that's a very big goal for the week is getting through the first four holes, and they're big, monstrous kind of holes.
I know the first hole is typically a par-5 for the members and it's a pretty long par-4 for us. Then 2 is a very positional hole. 3 is also a pretty long hole. Then 4, obviously, that's kind of the signature hole over the water.
The first four holes are pretty crucial, but overall I think the golf course is very strong. The par-3s are pretty long, and it's going to be a pretty interesting test this week. It's an amazing golf course."