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Golfer Nelly Korda making return from blood clot at U.S. Women’s Open

With $1.5 million and LPGA player of year on line, Nelly Korda, Jin Young Ko among four-way tie

Nelly Korda, who has been sidelined since March because of a blood clot in her left arm, will return to aggressive golf at subsequent week’s U.S. Ladies’s Open at Pine Needles in Southern Pines, North Carolina.

Korda, 23, made the announcement on Instagram on Friday, posting {a photograph} of herself collectively together with her caddie, Jason McDede, and the comment, “See you guys @uswomensopen subsequent week.”

She launched on April 8 that she had undergone surgical process for a blood clot in her subclavian vein in her left arm.

“I am completely satisfied to report the method went successfully and the docs had been happy with the end result,” Korda wrote on Twitter. “I am now home recovering and on the point of begin out rehab. I am attempting forward to getting once more to 100% so I can begin working in the direction of.”

Docs recognized the blood clot in mid-March, after Korda expert swelling in her arm after a train in Ponte Vedra Seaside, Florida. Korda moreover disclosed that she had COVID-19 in mid-January and that the illness “knocked me off my toes for some time sooner than the beginning of the LPGA season.”

Korda ultimate competed on the LPGA Tour on Feb. 3, ending fifteenth on the LPGA Drive On Championship at Crown Colony. She accomplished inside the prime 20 in each of her three begins this season, along with tied for fourth on the Hilton Grand Holidays Occasion of Champions.

A seven-time winner on the LPGA Tour, Korda was a gold medalist on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She acquired 4 cases ultimate season, along with capturing her first essential title on the KPMG Ladies’s PGA Championship.

Earlier this yr, Korda was ranked No. 1 inside the Ladies’s World Golf Ranking for the twenty sixth consecutive week and handed two-time essential winner Stacy Lewis for in all probability essentially the most time spent at world No. 1 by an American girls’s golfer. She is in the intervening time ranked No. 2 behind South Korea’s Jin Youthful Ko.

Korda and her older sister, Jessica, are two of the LPGA’s hottest avid gamers. Nelly Korda has higher than $6.2 million in occupation earnings.