‘Exhausted’ Korda pulls out of next LPGA Tour event

Nelly Korda has withdrawn from this week’s LPGA Tour event “to get some rest” after winning her second major title at the Chevron Championship.

Victory on Sunday gave the American a fifth tour win in five starts, matching a record run achieved by Nancy Lopez in 1978 and Annika Sorenstam in 2004-05.

“After grinding through the mental and physical challenges of four events in the past five weeks, I am definitely feeling exhausted,” wrote the world number one on X.

“With so much still to come throughout 2024, I feel I need to listen to my body and get some rest, so I can be ready for the remainder of the season.”

Korda’s run of victories started with the LPGA Drive On Championship in the last week of January.

The 25-year-old then took seven weeks off before returning in late March to win three events in three weeks – the Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship, Ford Championship and T-Mobile Match Play – before claiming the Chevron Championship title.

Korda added that she would be “cheering everyone on from afar” in this week’s JM Eagle LA Championship.

Her next scheduled LPGA Tour appearance is in the Cognizant Founders Cup in New Jersey, which starts on 9 May.