World’s Top Female Golfer Nelly Korda Withdraws Due to Dog Bite

Nelly Korda, the top-ranked female golfer globally, withdraws from a Ladies European Tour event in London due to a dog bite post-KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Despite recent struggles, Korda looks ahead to defending her Olympic gold medal in Paris.

Nelly Korda Withdraws from LET Event Due to Dog Bite

World’s Top-Ranked Golfer Needs Time to Recover

Nelly Korda, the world’s top-ranked female golfer, has withdrawn from next week’s Ladies European Tour event in London due to a dog bite. The incident occurred after Korda missed the cut at last week’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in Seattle.

“I regret to announce that I must withdraw from next week’s Ladies European Tour tournament in London. On Saturday in Seattle, I was bitten by a dog and need time to receive treatment and recover fully,” she wrote in a statement shared on her Instagram account.

The American star is the defending champion of the LET’s Aramco Team Series event, which is scheduled to be hosted at the Centurion Club.

“I apologize to the LET, the sponsors, and my fans for my absence. Thank you for your understanding, and I look forward to returning to the course soon,” Korda added.

Korda has enjoyed a remarkable 2023 season, securing six wins on the LPGA Tour, including her second major championship. The 24-year-old will aim to defend her 2020 Olympic gold medal at the Paris Games in early August.

Despite her recent success, Korda has struggled with form, missing the cut at both the U.S. Open and the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

“It’s just golf recently for me,” Korda said emotionally after her disappointing round in Seattle. “No words for how I’m playing right now. I’m just going to go home and reset.”

The next LPGA event on the calendar is the Evian Championship, the tour’s fourth major championship of the season, in Évian-les-Bains, France.

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