JERSEY CITY, NJ (SNN-TV) - Citing back pain, LPGA star and Bradenton-native Nelly Korda announced that she will miss next week's inaugural Mizuho Americas Open in Jersey City.

The 24-year old is an eight-time winner on the LPGA Tour and former world No. 1. Korda and South Korea's Jin Young Ko have traded the No. 1 ranking multiple times this season, with Ko currently leading Korda by one-one thousandths average ranking points.


In her most recent start, Korda missed the cut at the Cognizant Founders Cup. She placed third at the first major of the season, the Chevron Championship. Her next scheduled start is at the Meijer LPGA Classic on June 15th, one week before the next major, the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.

Korda also dealt with a blood clot in her arm early in the 2022 season and missed four months of action while recovering.