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Top-ranked LPGA player withdraws from tournament after dog bite in Seattle

Jun 28, 2024, 12:20 PM | Updated: 12:21 pm

Photo: Nelly Korda tees off on the 17th hole during the first round of the LPGA Portland Classic go...

Nelly Korda tees off on the 17th hole during the first round of the LPGA Portland Classic golf tournament in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

(AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Nelly Korda, the top-ranked Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) player, recently suffered a dog bite in Seattle, which has led her to withdraw from the upcoming Ladies European Tour tournament in London.

In an Instagram post, Korda explained that she needs time for treatment and recovery.

“I regret to announce that I must withdraw from next week’s Ladies European Tour tournament in London,” Korda wrote. “I was bitten by a dog and need time to receive treatment and recover fully.”

Last week, she struggled at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Sahaleee, missing the cut for the third consecutive time.

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Korda was scheduled to compete next week in the LET’s Aramco Team Series event at the Centurion Club in London, according to Golfweek. She won that tournament last year by four strokes.

The Amundi Evian Championship in France is the next major tournament on the LPGA schedule.

Korda has six LPGA wins this season and plans to play in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris in early August.

Bill Kaczaraba is a content editor at MyNorthwest. You can read his stories here. Follow Bill on X, formerly known as Twitter, here and email him here

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