World number two Inbee Park has decided to take a one-month hiatus in order to rest and recuperate ahead of some of the bigger LPGA events and the 2016 Olympic Games.
Park has also been playing with a strained ligament in her left thumb since suffering the injury while training in January and will take the time off to make a full recovery.
The South Korea ace has struggled this year and has only finished in the top 10 twice – at the Kia Classic where she came second, and the ANA Inspiration where she finished in a tie for sixth.
However, despite her disappointing performances thus far, Park is still well on track to qualify for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as as such can afford to take some time off.
"As she is not in a hurry to secure a spot at the Olympics, Park will take some time to return to top form," her agency said.
The 27-year-old will miss the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, Volunteers of America Texas Shootout and the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. However, she is expected to make her comeback at the Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, Virginia on May 20.
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The Northern Irishman is ranked number one in the world.
Players entering the United States will face a 14-day quarantine period, while a strict testing regime will be in place at each tournament.
The experienced duo will be involved at Whistling Straits.
The world number 98 intends to split the 10,000 euros prize money between his own charity and a hospital in his native Rotterdam.
The biennial event between Europe and the United States is scheduled to take place from September 25-27.
The event is scheduled to take place from September 25-27.
Seminole event will take place on May 17.
Players will be able to continue into the next season.