Nelly Korda may be the current #1 American player and former world #1 in the women’s game, but Danielle Kang checks in as the second-highest rated American. Kang recently won the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions in Orlando, Florida. Although Korda was leading the tournament after three rounds, Kang played solid golf the final round, shooting a 68 to come out on top. The following week, she continued her fine play as she finished runner-up at the Gainbridge LPGA in Boca Raton, Florida. Kang burst onto the professional golf scene in a big way, winning a major championship, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship as her maiden victory. Since then, she has amassed five more victories and has become a force week to week. Her amateur credentials were strong, winning the U.S. Women’s Amateur twice in 2010 and 2011, but it took her some time to finally reach the winner’s circle in professional golf. But once she did, she became a threat to win any tournament in which she tees it up. With Korda and world #1 Jin Young Ko playing so well, it’s hard to say that Kang will reach the lofty heights of #1 in the world, but with her talent, it’s certainly not out of reach.
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