Nelly Korda bitten by a dog, pulled out of event in England

Nelly Korda bitten by a dog, pulled out of event in England

World number one golfer Nelly Korda has withdrawn from next week's Ladies European Tour event in England after she was bitten by a dog, she said in a statement on Instagram on Friday.

Korda, 25, was scheduled to play in the LET Aramco Team Series tournament at the Centurion Club in Hemel Hempstead, England, from Wednesday to Friday. Last year, she won by 4 strokes over Charley Hull in the 54-hole tournament outside London, her third LET win of her career.

“I am sorry to announce that I will have to withdraw from next week's Ladies European Tour tournament in London,” Korda said in a statement. “I was bitten by a dog in Seattle on Saturday and I need time to receive treatment and fully recover.”

Korda did not say where the dog bit her. She was competing in the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Sahalie Country Club in Sammamish, Washington, last week, where she has missed the cut for the third time in a row.

“I apologize to the LET, sponsors and my fans for my absence,” Korda said. “Thank you for your understanding, and I look forward to returning to the course soon.”

Korda did not say when she plans to return to action. The LPGA Tour is taking a break after this week's Dow Championship in Midland, Mich. The next scheduled tournament is the fourth major of the season, the Amundi Evian Championship in Evian-les-Bains, France, on July 11-14.

After becoming the fourth LPGA golfer to win six times before June 1, including five straight victories when she claimed her second major title at the Chevron Championship on April 18, Korda's performance has cooled off. She missed the cut at the US Women's Open, the Meijer LPGA Classic and the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.

Korda, the defending Olympic gold medallist, is scheduled to represent the United States in the women's golf tournament Aug. 7-10 at Le Golf National outside Paris.

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