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].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.