No. 1 Ranked Women's Golfer Nelly Korda Bitten By Dog, Withdraws From Tournament

The top-ranked woman golfer on the planet, Nelly Korda, has announced that she cannot play at the next Ladies European Tour event in England (July 3-5), as she was tragically bitten by a dog.

"I regret to announce that I must withdraw from next week's Ladies European Tour tournament in London," Korda shared in a statement on X. "On Saturday in Seattle, I was bitten by a dog and need time to receive treatment and recover fully."

Notably, this is the same LET Aramco Team Series tournament that Korda won last year with a four-stroke win over Charley Hull, which was her third-career victory.

The exact location of the bite has not been identified yet, but apparently it was bad enough to keep the 25-year-old golfer from defending her title at the Centurion Club in Hemel Hempstead, England.

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

In view of when Korda will make her return, the fourth major tournament of the season, Amundi Evian Championship, will take place July 11-14 in Evian-les-Bains, France.

Korda had previously won five tournaments in a row, including a second major title at the Chevron Championship (April 18). With that being said, Korda has struggled during the past few outings, as she missed the cut at the U.S. Women's Open, Meijer LPGA Classic and the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.

Nevertheless, she hopes to turn things around and get back on track, as looking ahead towards the 2024 Summer Olympics, Korda is representing Team USA (August 7-10). Fans are hoping she can make a full recovery, as Korda will vie to defend her gold medal title from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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