Name:Danielle Grace Kang
Born:Oct 20, 1992 in San Francisco, California.
Original/Home Club:Oak Park H.S.
MAJORS (1): US Women's PGA Championship (2017). US Women's Amateur champion (2010, '11). Solheim Cup player (2017, '19).
In an excellent amateur career, Kang qualified for the US Women's Open as a 14-year-old, and then won back-to-back US Women's Amateur titles (2010, '11). Her first LPGA Tour win, which also happened to be a major championship, came in 2017, six years after turning professional.
Played as the inaugural LPGA Drive On Championship (July 31-Aug 2). Second-placed Celine Boutier (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Danielle Kang (USA). [Inverness Club, Toledo, OH].
Played as the Marathon Classic presented by Dana (Aug 6-9; postponed from July 9-12 due to the global coronavirus pandemic). Second-placed Jodi Ewart Shadoff (Eng) and Lydia Ko (NZ) finished 1 shot behind Danielle Kang (USA), who claimed back-to-back LPGA Tour wins. [Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, nr Toledo, OH].
Danielle Kang (USA) won the Vare Trophy, recording the 2020 season's lowest scoring average (70.082) on the LPGA Tour.
Played as the Buick LPGA Shanghai (Oct 17-20; co-sanctioned with US LPGA Tr). Second-placed Jessica Korda (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Danielle Kang (USA), whose successful defence of this title came on her 27th birthday. [Shanghai Qizhong Garden GC, Minhang, Shanghai].
Played as the inaugural Buick LPGA Shanghai (Oct 18-21; co-sanctioned with LPGA Tour). Second-placed Lydia Ko (NZ), Marina Alex (USA), Annie Park (USA), Wenbo Liu (China), Brittany Altomare (USA), Ariya Jutanugarn (Thai) and Sei-young Kim (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Danielle Kang (USA). [Shanghai Qizhong Garden GC, Minhang, Shanghai].
The KPMG Women's PGA Championship (63rd) (Jun 29-Jul 2). Second-placed and defending champion Brooke Henderson (Can) finished 1 shot behind Kang (USA). The 24-year-old American recorded her first LPGA Tour win (and first major!) with five birdies in the last eight holes of the championship. [Olympia Fields CC, nr Chicago, IL].
The US Women's Amateur Championship (111th). Kang (USA) beat Moriya Jutanugarn (Thai) 6 and 5 in the 36-hole final, to become the first back-to-back winner of this title for 15 yrs. [Rhode Island CC, Barrington, RI].
The US Women's Amateur Championship (110th). Kang (USA) beat Jessica Korda (USA) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [Charlotte CC, Charlotte, North Carolina].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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