Nelly Korda Reveals Blood Clot Diagnosis

The World No.2 says she is receiving treatment after discovering she had a blood clot

Nelly Korda hits a golf shot
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World No.2 Nelly Korda has revealed she has been diagnosed with a blood clot and is currently receiving treatment.

The Olympic gold medallist and seven-time LPGA Tour winner said in a statement that her arm was swelling after a workout, which prompted her to go to the Emergency Room as a precaution. 

She is now at home receiving treatment and has said she will communicate her status when there is more information. It remains to be seen as to whether she will or won't play in the year's opening Major, the ANA Inspiration, in just two weeks' time.

"On Friday I was in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, for a photoshoot and a commercial appearance. After a typical morning workout, my arm started to feel like it was swelling," Korda said in a statement. "At the advice of my doctor, I went to the Emergency Room as a precaution. I was diagnosed with a blood clot. I am currently at home getting treatment to eliminate further risks. I will communicate my status as and when there is more information.

"In the meantime, I want to thank everyone for their support and ask for privacy for all our family during this time. I hope to be back soon!"

Korda, 23, has already spent time atop the Women's World Golf Rankings and had a stellar year in 2021, winning gold in Tokyo as well as her maiden Major title at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, one of four LPGA Tour victories last year.

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

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Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

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