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Danielle Kang played at the US Women’s Open despite spinal tumor diagnosis

Danielle Kang revealed after her second round at the US Women’s Open that she had been diagnosed with a spinal tumor.

The 29-year-old, currently ranked 12th in the world, said it has not yet been determined whether the tumor is malignant or benign.

“I’ve had a lot of procedures so far, and with the removal process, we’re narrowing it down,” Kang said. “That will take time. »

Despite being diagnosed, Kang had a three-year head start going into the first two rounds at Pine Needles in North Carolina. He was due to make the cut Friday night, though the second round is still in progress.

Kang withdrew from two tournaments earlier this season due to back pain. His doctors don’t know at this time if the tumor was the sole cause or a contributing factor to the pain.

She told reporters that she didn’t plan to share much about her situation, but did address it because the word “got out.”

“At the moment, it’s not as simple as blaming the tumor as the problem,” Kang said. “It’s not just that I have a back problem, there’s more.

“What’s scary is that I get it and I didn’t want to post it, but I know it came out. There’s more to it. I really don’t want to discuss the details of what’s going on behind my back. »

Kang is the third highest ranked American woman in the world rankings. She has won six victories on the LPGA Tour, including a major one, the 2017 PGA Women’s Championship.

His most recent win came in January at the LPGA Tournament of Champions.

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