Danielle Kang takes a break from the LPGA tour to focus on health | Golf News – NewsRaiser

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

Danielle Kang is taking a break from the LPGA Tour to focus on her health.

The 29-year-old American revealed at last week’s US Women’s Open that she was playing with a spinal tumor.

Tests have not yet determined whether the tumor is malignant or benign.

Kang, who has struggled with back pain since early April, finished tied for 63rd at Southern Pines.

She is the third highest ranked American woman in the world rankings. She is currently ranked No. 12 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.

Kang has six wins on the LPGA Tour, including a major one, the 2017 PGA Women’s Championship.

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

On Tuesday, Kang announced she would be skipping the next four stops on the tour through mid-July, including this week’s ShopRite LPGA Classic and the PGA KPMG Women’s Championship from June 23-26.

“As a former champion, it was not an easy decision, but if I learned something by launching an attack to play in the US Open, I want to compete, not just participate,” she said, posted on social media.

“I’ll take a little more time to get back to 100% and until then, thanks for all the kind messages and support. »

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