Nelly Korda fit again in time for the major

Nelly Korda fit again: Nelly Korda is at every tournament on the LPGA Tour one of those golfers to reckon with. It is not without reason that she is still second in the world rankings despite a long injury break. Just like her sister Jessica, she struggled with back problems. However, the break could bode well. Last year, Korda also took a two-week break from the KPMG PGA Championship (aka the LPGA Championship) and ended up winning the tournament. Will you be able to do this trick in 2023?

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It’s “all right” with Nelly Korda

It’s been about a month since Nelly Korda last stood on the lawn at a golf tournament. In mid-May, she missed the cut at the Cognizant Founders Cup and then had to pause for a few weeks: “When I came back from New Jersey, it didn’t feel good there,” she said. “When I got home I spoke to my doctor and he recommended that I rest for a couple of weeks so that it doesn’t flare up again.”

It was her lower back that was giving her more and more problems. However, the American doesn’t just see the problems with herself: “There are a lot of torques in the golf swing, so I have the feeling that I’m not the only golfer who is struggling with the lower back,” she said recently the press conference before the upcoming major. The second women’s major of the season takes place from June 22nd to 25th. The KMPG PGA Championship is at stake at Baltusrol Golf Club (New Jersey) for a whopping $9 million.

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With a new swing trainer to a major victory?

Along with her return, there is more Korda news: According to Beth Ann Nichols (Golfweek), Korda has recently hired a new swing coach, Jason Baile. Baile is the Director of Instruction at the Jupiter Hills Club in Florida. “A couple of my sister’s friends work with him,” Korda told Nichols. “I heard he was really good, so I tested him”.

In the short time they’ve been together, the two have worked on lineup, approaching the ball and pulling through the shoulder. The split from her previous teacher, Jamie Mulligan, was a matter of time management, and the two remain friends, Nichols reported. Korda is yet to win on the Tour this season, but she has six top-six finishes in eight starts.

From Thursday onwards, when the world’s best golfers will compete in New Jersey, it will be clear whether their backs can withstand the upcoming strain.

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