Danielle Kang (AFP photo)WASHINGTON: Danielle Kang held off France's Celine Boutier over the final holes Sunday to win the LPGA Drive On Championship, the tour's first tournament since February after a COVID-19 shutdown. It was the fourth career title for the 27-year-old American, whose first win was a major, the 2017 Women's PGA Championship, and whose other two came at Shanghai in 2018 and 2019. "I worked really hard for the last seven months," Kang said. "I'm really excited right now." Kang fired a two-under par 70 to finish 54 holes at Iverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, on 7-under 209, one shot better than Boutier, who missed a four-foot birdie putt on the last hole that would have forced a
A flawless, six-under-par round propelled Danielle Kang into a first-round lead at the LPGA's inaugural Drive On Championship in Toledo, Ohio, heading into Saturday one stroke ahead of Jodi Ewart Shadoff. The 54-hole tournament at Inverness Club started on Friday in a fanless setting as the LPGA got back into action after the coronavirus outbreak forced the suspension of play following the Women's Australia Open on Feb. 16. World number four Kang (66), who won the Women's PGA Championship in 2017, put up six birdies and told reporters she was happy to be back in competition after not working with her caddie for six months. "I would say I just didn't have any hiccups on any part of the game,"