Jessica Korda has announced that she has withdrawn from the Solheim Cup. Korda qualified for the USA team in fifth place on the Solheim Cup points list. Her withdrawal now means that captain, Juli Inkster, can name a replacement.
In a statement, Korda said: “Sadly the injury to my forearm is not going to heal in time for the Solheim Cup.”
Korda was forced to withdraw from the Ricoh Women’s British Open after straining her forearm and it appears that the damage is worse than was previously expected.
She continued to say that: “I cannot put the team at risk of me not being 100% so unfortunately, I have the difficult decision of relinquishing my spot on the team. That being said, I will certainly work hard to get back in top shape to get be able to compete again soon.”
Korda’s withdrawal means that the USA captain, Juli Inkster, will have a lot to think about as she replaces her after giving a number of players the bad news that they haven’t already been picked. However, with a wealth of players to chose from we are sure that somebody is already in mind as the question surrounding Korda’s fitness was raised in the Wildcard announcement on Sunday.