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Nelly Korda WDs from London golf event after dog bite

Nelly Korda WDs from London golf event after dog bite

For the second time this season, a dog bite has sidelined a prominent LPGA player. This time it’s World No. 1 Nelly Korda, who posted on Instagram that the incident took place last Saturday in Seattle.

“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, Korda carded a shocking 81 on Friday of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club just outside Seattle, missing a third straight cut for the first time in her career.

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

The LPGA’s fourth major of the season, the Amundi Evian Championship, is the following week in France, July 11-14.

Photos: Nelly Korda through the years

“I apologize to the LET, the sponsors and my fans for my absence,” Korda’s statement continued. “Thank you for your understanding, and I look forward to returning to the course soon.”

Alison Lee competes during the Evian Championship, an LPGA major golf tournament in Evian-les-Bains, French Alps, on July 28, 2023. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

American Alison Lee, the hottest player on tour at the end of the 2023 season, was bit by her boyfriend’s rescue dog, a black Pomeranian aptly named Bear, at the end of January. The ordeal landed Lee in the hospital where she ultimately required surgery to get rid of the infection.

The injury forced Lee to withdraw from the Aramco Saudi Ladies International, where she’d just won in the fall, as well as the Honda LPGA Thailand.


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