Nelly Korda aggravates Achilles in third round of Founders Cup

WEST CALDWELL, N.J. – Nelly Korda’s playing competitors, In Gee Chun and sister Jessica, hadn’t even finished putting out on the ninth hole Saturday at Mountain Ridge Country Club and Korda was already walking toward the 10th hole. The world No. 1 signed a few autographs before heading straight to the next tee box, where she immediately laid down and began receiving treatment on her right Achilles.

Korda later told that she aggravated the Achilles on the front nine, but she couldn’t put her finger on exactly how or what was wrong.

“I don’t know, I guess I stepped wrong on the front nine, but my Achilles starting hurting a lot, and I have it taped right now,” said Korda, who shot 3-under 68 in Round 3 of the Cognizant Founders Cup. “I’m actually going to the physio right now to see. I have no idea what happened. … Felt like my Achilles was like tearing.”

Korda said the discomfort came out of nowhere and the injured area is “pretty red and inflamed.” She was hopeful the issue could be resolved quickly.

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Despite her ailing Achilles, Korda began the back nine with two…


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