US golf star Nelly Korda withdraws from KPMG Women’s PGA due to injury

Nelly Korda is out of the competition
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Three-time LPGA Tour winner Nelly Korda has withdrawn from the KPMG Women's PGA due to injury. 

The 22 year-old shot a 1-over 71 in the opening round and was sitting in 26th place at the event held at Aronimink Golf Club in Philadelphia.

The world No 2 wrote on social media: "Unfortunately I am forced to withdraw from the KPMG Championship after my first round due to a discomfort in my back. 

“Was hoping it would be better this morning but unfortunately it is not and I will now go see a specialist. I hope to return to competition soon and wish all the competitors good luck this week. @kpmgwomenspga"

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