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Nelly Korda has announced that she will make her much-anticipated return to action at next week's US Women's Open at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina.
The World No. 2 has been sidelined since March after being diagnosed with a blood clot in a subclavian vein in her arm and undergoing surgery in April. Now, though, she is ready to return, and took to Instagram to announce the news.
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“See you guys @uswomensopen next week," the 23-year-old wrote.
Korda revealed her diagnosis back in March after noticing swelling in her arm after a workout. On the advice of her doctor, she went to the emergency room as a precaution before being informed she had a blood clot.
As a result, the seven-time LPGA Tour winner was forced to missed the first Major of the year at the Chevron Championship, with her last appearance coming at the LPGA Drive On Championship. She finished in a tie 15th on 10-under, eight shots behind Ireland's Leona Maguire.
Last year, Korda won four times, including a maiden Major title at the KPMG Women's PGA, and captured Olympic gold in Tokyo en route to being named the Female Player of the Year by the Golf Writers Association of America.
She also spent time at the top of the Women's World Golf Rankings following her scintillating run of form but has now slipped down to second. This will be Korda’s eighth US Women’s Open appearance, with her best finish a tie for 10th back in 2018 at Shoal Creek.
A lifelong golf fan, Andy graduated in 2019 with a degree in Sports Journalism and got his first role in the industry as the Instruction Editor for National Club Golfer. From there, he went on to enjoy a spell freelancing for Stats Perform producing football reports, and then for RacingNews365 covering Formula 1. However, he couldn't turn down the opportunity to get back into the sport he grew up watching and playing and now covers a mixture of equipment, instruction and news for Golf Monthly's website and print title.
Andy took up the game at the age of seven and even harboured ambitions of a career in the professional ranks for a spell. That didn’t pan out, but he still enjoys his weekend golf at Royal Troon and holds a scratch handicap. As a side note, he's made five holes-in-one and could quite possibly be Retief Goosen’s biggest fan.
As well as the above, some of Andy's work has featured on websites such as goal.com, dailyrecord.co.uk, and theopen.com.
What's in Andy's bag?
Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub-Zero (9°)
3-wood: TaylorMade M1 (15°)
Driving iron: Titleist U500 (17°)
Irons: Callaway Apex Pro '19 (4-PW)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (50°, 54° and 58°)
Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
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