Nelly Korda returns to action at Amundi Evian Championship after dog bite

World No. 1 Nelly Korda returns to action at this week’s Amundi Evian Championship. In fact, she’s already in France prepping for the tour’s fourth major after a dog bite left her sidelined.

After missing the cut at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, the week only got worse for Korda after she was bitten by a dog over the weekend. Alison Lee, who suffered a serious dog bite in January, spoke to Korda about the incident and said during a recent press conference that it was a dog Korda didn’t know at a coffee shop in Seattle.

“I’m hoping for a speedy recovery for her,” said Lee at last week’s Aramaco Team Series event in London. Korda was scheduled to defend her title last week on the Ladies European Tour at Centurion Club but was forced to withdraw.

Lee, who was bitten by her boyfriend’s rescue dog, had to be hospitalized for several days after the wound on her hand became badly infected and required surgery. She said they chatted together about their symptoms.

Korda went on an absolute tear to start the season, winning six of her first eight starts. Since making a 10 on her third hole of the U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster Country Club, however, it’s been a different story. Korda has missed three consecutive cuts for the first time in her career. She shot 81 in the second round of the KPMG after beginning the day near the top of the leaderboard.

The 25-year-old Korda, a two-time major winner, has never contended at the Evian but finished in the top 10 there in her last two starts.

She will meet with the press on Wednesday in France following her pro-am round.

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