Nelly Korda withdraws from Championship
NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA - Nelly Korda has withdrawn from the 2020 KPMG Women's PGA Championship due to injury. Korda, the top-ranked player in the field at No. 2 in the Rolex Rankings, played alongside Lydia Ko and Charley Hull during the opening round and carded a 1-over par, 71.
Korda posted the following statement on her Instagram account.
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Unfortunately I am forced to withdraw from the KPMG Championship after my first round due to a discomfort in my back. Was hoping it would be better this morning but unfortunately it is not and I will now go see a specialist. I hope to return to competition soon and wish all the competitors good luck this week. @kpmgwomenspga
Korda finished runner-up at the season's last major championship, the ANA Inspiration.