Danielle Kang Celebrates With Trophy

Danielle Kang became golf’s newest major championship winner on Sunday, when she outdueled defending champion Brooke Henderson at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

 
Not only was it Kang’s first career major, it was her first LPGA Tour victory. In the 24 hours since her victory, the 24-year-old American has been doing what just about anyone would be doing: celebrating.

While she is doing the typical thing, she is finding atypical ways to go about it, using the trophy to play the classic children’s game “the floor is lava,” and eating noodles out of the KMPG trophy.


Bullets

  • The Big Win: With a final round 3-under 68, Danielle Kang was victorious at the LPGA’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. She was -13 for the tournament, which was one better than 19-year-old defending champion Brooke Henderson. At one point on the back nine, she birdied four consecutive holes, leading to her first professional victory.
  • Rising Fast: Kang is now 18th in the Rolex Rankings, the women’s version of the official world golf rankings. She has five top 10s on the season.
  • Major Amateur: Coming into the week, her biggest accomplishment in golf was twice winning the U.S. Amateur.
  • Celebrating: Kang has been making the rounds, celebrating with the championship trophy. Michelle Wie tweeted a video of Kang playing “the floor is lava” with the trophy, and a picture also surfaced of Kang eating noodles out of the large trophy.

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    Quotable

    “Having a major championship in my resume, I don’t know what it will do.”
    -Danielle Kang


Joel Cook

Joel Cook is Pro Golf Weekly's Lead Writer. He is a member of the Golf Writer's Association of America.



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