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After eventful past year, Nelly Korda returns to defend KPMG Women’s PGA

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The last 52 weeks have been a real whirlwind for Nelly Korda.

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Since her first major win at the PGA KPMG Women’s Championship a year ago, 23-year-old Korda has won a gold medal in Tokyo, risen to No. 1 in the world, and has essentially become the face of women’s golf.

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However, in March of this year, she had an accident.

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Korda was diagnosed with a blood clot in her left arm, forcing her to withdraw from competition for two months. After waiting for her to be 100%, she returned to the US Women’s Open and it looks like she didn’t miss.


Korda ‘works hard’ to avoid injury

Korda 'works hard' to avoid injury

Complete first strike time at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship


She recorded a T-8 at Pine Needles and then last week in defense of her title at the Meijer LPGA Classic she held a 54-hole lead but lost to Jennifer Kupcho in a three-way playoff.

“Ever since I started hitting, it’s been kind of full throttle and I’ve been training pretty hard – since then I haven’t taken more than two or three days off,” Korda, now world No. 2, said on Tuesday. her defense of the PGA women’s title.

“I’m just happy to be here and play competitive golf. I gave myself a chance last week. If you had told me that while I was in the emergency room, I would definitely have been very pleased with it.”

After a busy year, Korda returned to the tournament that started it all. And she will look to use her experience over the past 52 weeks to try to become the first player to successfully defend a women’s tournament since Inby Park at the 2015 Women’s PGA.

“(Women’s PGA 2021) feels like an eternity, to be honest,” she said. “I feel like the stars have to align for you to win just a regular tournament and also for it to become a major championship. and play under pressure, I’m learning from that.

“I don’t think I’ve changed much in the last year. In a way, I think I’ve become a little more consistent and confident that I can win a major championship.”



Source: www.golfchannel.com

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