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Nelly Korda bitten by dog, pulls out of LET event in England

The 25-year-old will hope to return for the season's fourth major, in France in July

Nelly Korda

Nelly Korda has withdrawn from the Aramco Team Series next week after being bitten by a dog in Seattle.

The incident occurred on Saturday near where the world number one was competing, at the Women’s PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club in Washington.

Her injuries are sufficient for her to skip the European Tour event in England despite being defending champion.

The American wrote on Instagram: “I regret to announce that I must withdraw from next week’s Ladies European Tour tournament in London. 

“On Saturday in Seattle, I was bitten by a dog and need time to receive treatment and recover fully.

“I apologize to the LET, the sponsors, and my fans for my absence. 

“Thank you for your understanding, and I look forward to returning to the course soon.”

Korda claimed five tournament wins in a row earlier this season but has since suffered a dip in form and the missed cut last week was her third on the bounce.

The 25-year-old will hope to be fit for the season’s fourth major, the Amundi Evian Championship in France which starts on July 11.


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