Nelly Korda announces return from injury, set to compete at U.S. Women’s Open

Nelly Korda plans to tee it up at the U.S. Women's Open, two months after surgery to repair a blood clot in her arm.

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Women’s golf is getting one of its biggest stars back in action.

Nelly Korda, who has been sidelined since March because of a blood clot in her left arm, is returning to competitive golf at next week’s U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles. She made the announcement on her Instagram account Friday morning with a one-sentence caption: “See you guys @uswomensopen next week.”

Korda, a seven-time LPGA winner, announced in March she was being treated for a blood clot after she noticed swelling in her arm while partaking in “a photoshoot and commercial appearance” in Florida. She went to the hospital as a precautionary measure where doctors diagnosed her condition. She missed the year’s first major at the Chevron Championship and underwent surgery in early April.

The 23-year-old has not played on the LPGA Tour since early February when she finished T15 at the LPGA Drive On Championship at Crown Colony.

Korda won four times on the LPGA Tour last season, including her first major title at the KPMG Women’s PGA, which vaulted her to No. 1 in the Rolex Golf Ranking. She also won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. She is currently ranked No. 2 in the world.

The U.S. Women’s Open is scheduled to begin June 2 at Pine Needles in Southern Pines, N.C. Yuka Saso is the defending champion.

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