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LPGA star Nelly Korda diagnosed with a blood clot, out indefinitely

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Nelly Korda will be out for an undisclosed amount of time after being diagnosed with a blood clot, she announced on social media on Sunday.

The LPGA star and current World No. 2 said that on Friday her arm felt like it was beginning to swell after her morning workout. After heading to the ER, she was diagnosed with the clot.

“I am currently at home getting treatment to eliminate further risks,” she continued. “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!”

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic gold medalist and seven-time LPGA Tour winner, Korda had a banner year in 2021. She won four times last season, capturing her first major at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

She also battled back and forth with South Korea’s Jin Young Ko for the No. 1 spot in the Rolex World Rankings and the LPGA’s MVP title. Ko wound up winning the MVP title last season and the $1.5 million that went with it.

Ranked No. 1 in the world for the 26th week earlier this year, Korda passed two-time major winner Stacy Lewis for the most time spent at No. 1 in the world by an American women’s golfer.

Ko currently holds the No. 1 spot.

The next event on the LPGA Tour is the KIA Classic from March 24 through the 27 before the ANA Inspiration, the first of the season’s five major championships, begins on March 31.