LPGA has stated that Nelly Korda will not be competing in this year’s JTBC Classic. On March 13, the World No. 2 reported on social media that she had been diagnosed with a blood clot in her arm and was resting at home.
“I am currently receiving treatment at home to eliminate any additional hazards,” Korda wrote.
Korda last teed it up on the LPGA in early February at the LPGA Drive On Championship, where he was originally planned to compete after taking a break from the Asian swing.
The Chevron Championship, the year’s first major, has a late Tuesday afternoon registration deadline.
The past two seasons, Korda has finished in the top three of the tournament. The Dinah Shore Tournament Course at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, will host the event for the final time this year.
Korda won four LPGA tournaments in 2021, as well as Olympic gold in Tokyo, and was voted the Golf Writers Association of America’s Female Player of the Year.
This year’s JTBC Classic at Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad, California, will be Jin Young Ko’s first appearance in the United States. She only participated once, winning the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore, before taking a two-week break.
Lydia Ko, Minjee Lee, Danielle Kang, Sei Young Kim, Lexi Thompson, and Leona Maguire all return to Carlsbad after last year’s wire-to-wire champion at Aviara.