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Nelly Korda won't play in LPGA season's first major while recovering from blood clot

March 22, 2022

Julio Aguilar

World No. 2 Nelly Korda, who revealed on March 13 that she was suffering from a blood clot in her arm, will not play in the LPGA Tour’s first major of the season, the Chevron Championship next week in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

The deadline for entry into the field was 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, and the LPGA Tour confirmed that Korda was not in the tournament. Korda and sister Jessica took the Asian swing of the tour off and were scheduled to complete in this week’s JTBC Classic in Carlsbad, Calif. Nelly stayed home in Florida, while Jessica will compete.

Korda’s last competition came at the LPGA Drive On Championship in early February, where she finished tied for fourth. Her other results in two other starts in 2022 are T-15 and T-20.

In her social media post on March 13, Korda, 23, said, “I am currently at home getting treatment to eliminate further risks.”

Korda has posted top-three finishes in the last two years in the Chevron (formerly the ANA Inspiration). She tied for third last year after finishing T-2 in 2020.