Who's who: Danielle Kang

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Who's who: Danielle Kang

  • Name:

    Danielle Grace Kang
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Oct 20, 1992 in San Francisco, California.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Oak Park H.S.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2011

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Women's PGA Championship (2017). US Women's Amateur champion (2010, '11). Solheim Cup player (2017, '19).

Did you know?

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.

Top tournaments won by Danielle Kang

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kang, Danielle

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

2020
America
Highland Meadows
269 (-15)
$255,000
Marathon

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kang, Danielle

Venue

Highland Meadows

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Marathon

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].

2020
Awards
70.082
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Kang, Danielle

Venue

Score

70.082

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Danielle Kang (USA) won the Vare Trophy, recording the 2020 season's lowest scoring average (70.082) on the LPGA Tour.

2019
Asia
272 (-16)
US$315,000
Buick

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Kang, Danielle

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

US$315,000

Title sponsor

Buick

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].

2018
Asia
275 (-13)
US$315,000
Buick

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Kang, Danielle

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

US$315,000

Title sponsor

Buick

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].

2017
Majors
271 (-13)
$525,000
KPMG

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Kang, Danielle

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

$525,000

Title sponsor

KPMG

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].

2011
Amateur
Rhode Island CC
6 & 5
n/a
USGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Kang, Danielle

Venue

Rhode Island CC

Score

6 & 5

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

USGA

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].

2010
Amateur
Charlotte CC
2 & 1
n/a
USGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Kang, Danielle

Venue

Charlotte CC

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

USGA

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].

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