Danielle Kang Biography
Danielle Kang is a professional golfer from the United States who currently competes on the LPGA Tour. In 2010 and 2011, she won the U.S. Women’s Amateur, as well as the 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, an LPGA major.
Kang, who was born in San Francisco and raised in Southern California, qualified for the US Women’s Open when she was just 14 years old. In the spring of 2010, she enrolled at Oak Park High School and eventually switched to Westlake High School early to begin college at Pepperdine University in Malibu. She competed on the Southern California PGA Young Tour as a junior golfer, where she met fellow SCPGA alumni Lizette Salas and Brianna Do.
Kang was a member of the Pepperdine golf team during the regular season in 2011. She was academically ineligible to compete in the 2011 NCAA post-season, although she expressed her dissatisfaction with the decision “For me, Pepperdine is a thing of the past. I’m putting my attention on the future. After winning the US Women’s Amateur, she went pro.”
Kang won the US Women’s Amateur in 2010 and played in all four majors in 2011 as an amateur. She was the only non-professional in the field at the LPGA Championship, when she made the cut in three of the majors. Kang tied for 49th position in the Women’s British Open as the lowest amateur. In August, she replicated her 2011 victory in the US Women’s Amateur to become the first woman in 15 years to win consecutive titles.
Danielle Kang LPGA Career
In September 2011, Kang competed in her first professional tournament, the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. She entered on the basis of a sponsor’s exemption and failed to make the cut. Kang competed for the LPGA Qualifying School in 2011. She made it through Stage II with a score of +5 (73-74-71-75=293), just missing the cut line to advance to the next stage. She tied for 39th place in the last stage of Q-School, Stage III. This earned her conditional status on the LPGA Tour for 2012 (Priority List Category 20).
Kang competed in 19 LPGA Tour events in 2012, making 13 cuts and finishing 52nd on the official LPGA season-ending money list with $239,184 in earnings. This earned her full membership on the LPGA Tour in 2013.
In her 144th LPGA Tour start, Kang won her first LPGA Tour event, the 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. She won the first Buick LPGA Shanghai tournament by two shots on October 21, 2018, for her second career triumph. The tournament was staged at Shanghai’s Qizhong Garden Golf Club. Kang won the Buick LPGA Shanghai for the second time in October 2019.
Kang won the LPGA Drive On Championship at Inverness Club in Ohio on August 2, 2020. After a six-month absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this was the LPGA’s first tournament back. Kang won her fifth LPGA Tour tournament at the Marathon Classic a week later.
Kang received the Vare Trophy for the LPGA Tour’s lowest scoring average in 2020.
Danielle Kang Age
How old is Danielle Kang? Danielle is 29 years old as of 2021. She was born on October 20, 1992, in San Francisco, California, the United States of America. In addition, Danielle celebrates her birthday on October 20th every year.
Danielle Kang Husband | Boyfriend
Kang is currently in a relationship with professional golfer Maverick McNealy since 2019. Maverick also lives in Las Vegas. However, Danielle has not disclosed more details about their affair.
Danielle Kang Family
Kang was born to South Korean parents K.S. Kang and Grace Lee. She has a brother named Alex who played golf for San Diego State. Danielle has a Korean-American nationality.
Danielle Kang Height
Kang stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m).
Danielle Kang Net Worth
Kang has an estimated net worth of $65 million. Her income is mainly from her successful career as a professional golfer.