Nelly Korda Withdraws From JM Eagle LA Championship Following Five Consecutive Victories

The World No. 1 is coming off a major win at last week's Chevron Championship.
Apr 21, 2024; The Woodlands, Texas, USA; Nelly Korda (USA) poses with  the trophy after winning The Chevron Championship.
Apr 21, 2024; The Woodlands, Texas, USA; Nelly Korda (USA) poses with the trophy after winning The Chevron Championship. / Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

World No. 1 Nelly Korda announced her withdrawal from this week's JM Eagle LA Championship after winning her last five tournaments in a row.

Korda is coming off a victory at the first LPGA major of the year, the Chevron Championship on Sunday. It is a historic achievement. Only two women's golfers have won five consecutive tournaments— Annika Sorenstam in 2004-05 and Nancy Lopez in 1978. For men's golfers, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan and Tiger Woods have accomplished this feat.

As for this week's tournament, Korda admitted she needs to rest after competing at the top of her abilities over the last month.

"It was not an easy decision," Korda said in a statement. "After the unbelievable week at The Chevron and grinding through the mental and physical challenges of four events in the past five weeks, I am definitely feeling exhausted. 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."

Prior to the Chevron Championship, Korda won the LPGA Drive On Championship, the Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship, the Ford Championship and the T-Mobile Match Play. At 25 years old, Korda has 13 LPGA wins, including two majors.

As of now, Korda's next scheduled tournament is the Cognizant Founders Cup, which runs from May 9–12. The LPGA's second major of the year is the U.S. Women's Open, which begins on May 30.


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