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Nelly Korda's bid for a sixth straight win is on hold after she withdraws from L.A. event this week

April 22, 2024
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Gregory Shamus

Saying she is “exhausted” after completing a record-tying run of five victories in as many starts on the LPGA with her major win in the Chevron Championship, Nelly Korda posted on social media Monday that she has withdrawn from this week’s JM Eagle LA Championship at Wilshire Country Club in Southern California.

“It was not an easy decision,” Korda wrote. “After the unbelievable week at The Chevron grinding through the mental and physical challenges of four events in the past five weeks, I am definitely feeling exhausted. With so much still to come throughout 22024, I feel I need to listen to my body and get some rest, so I can be ready for the remainder of the season.”

Korda, 25, began her win streak at the LPGA Drive On Championship in late January. She then took nearly two months off before returning to win three weeks in a row—in the Seri Pak Fir Hills Championship, Ford Championship and T-Mobile Match Play. The LPGA took a week off during the Masters, and then Korda impressively captured the second major of her career outside of Houston, shooting 13 under to beat Maja Stark by two shots in the Chevron.

Korda’s five straight victories matches the LPGA-best streaks of Nancy Lopez and Annika Sorenstam. He next opportunity for a sixth straight victory is expected to come at the Cognizant Founders Cup, May 19-22 in Clifton, N.J. She noted in her post, “I look forward to seeing everyone again in New Jersey!”

Leading off her post, Korda said, “Wow! What a week. The win still hasn’t sunk in but I have truly been overwhelmed by all of the love and support I’ve received. The crowds at Carlton Woods this past week were incredible and so too were all the messages received from those watching from afar.”