Who's who in golf - Danielle Kang


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Name: - Danielle Grace Kang
Country: - USA
Born : - Oct 20, 1992 in San Francisco, California.
Original Home/Club: - Oak Park High School
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 2011
Sponsor / Attachment: - Adidas; TaylorMade.

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

2019Wmn AsiaLPGA ShanghaiQizhong Garden GC272 (-16)US$315,000
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 Kang (USA), whose successful defence of this title came on her 27th birthday. [Shanghai Qizhong Garden GC, Minhang, Shanghai].
2018Wmn AsiaLPGA ShanghaiQizhong Garden GC275 (-13)US$315,000
Played as the inaugural Buick LPGA Shanghai (Oct 18-21; co-sanctioned with US LPGA). 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). [Shanghai Qizhong Garden GC, Minhang, Shanghai].
2017Wmn MajorsUS Women's PGAOlympia Fields271 (-13)$525,000
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].
2011Wmn AmateurUS Amateur (Women)Rhode Island CC6 & 5n/a
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].
2010Wmn AmateurUS Amateur (Women)Charlotte CC2 & 1n/a
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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WGC-HSBC Champions The final WGC event of 2019 sees Xander Schauffele defending the title he won last year at Sheshan International, China.
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