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, '21).

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

2022
America
272 (-16)
$225,000
Hilton

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kang, Danielle

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Hilton

Played as the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions (Jan 20-23; LPGA Tour season opener). Second-placed Brooke M.Henderson (Can) finished 3 shots behind Danielle Kang (USA). [Lake Nona G&CC, Orlando, Florida].

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kang, Danielle

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the LPGA Drive On Championship (July 31-Aug 2). Second-placed Celine Boutier (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Danielle Kang (USA). [Inverness Club, Toledo, OH]. Note: one of three 2020/21 "Drive On" LPGA Tour events (held respectively in Ohio, Georgia and Florida), demonstrating the Tour's resilience during the global coronavirus pandemic.

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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