Women’s golf ‘world No. 2’ Nelly Koda pulls out of Mizuho Classic with ‘back injury’

Women’s golf world number two Nelly Koda has withdrawn from LPGA Tour events due to injury.

“Due to back pain, I have decided to follow the advice of my medical team that it would be better for me not to play in the Mizuho Classic,” she said on social media on Thursday, adding, “I will be back at 100 percent to finish the season strong.”

Koda was scheduled to skip this week’s Bank of Hope Match Play to compete in the Mizuho Classic, which begins next month on March 2, but the 스포츠토토 back pain has forced her to focus on rehabilitation and treatment for the time being.

Koda, who made her LPGA Tour debut in 2017, has eight career wins. She also won a gold medal in women’s golf at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. In recent years, however, she has been sidelined by health issues.

In August 2020, she withdrew from the first round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship due to a back injury and didn’t play until the U.S. Open in December. Last year, he was diagnosed with a blood clot that kept him out of competition from March to June while he recovered.

“Koda is expected to play in the Meyer LPGA Classic starting June 15, a week before the next major, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship,” Reuters reported.

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