I’m going to blow your mind here: AMERICAN Danielle Kang won the KPMG Women’s PGA championship on Sunday and it’s her first career win on the LPGA. In a sport that’s not exactly giving up titles to American women, Kang’s victory was huge news for a tour that is pretty much dominated by South Koreans — they have 8 tour wins out of 17 stops.
And as you can see above, the Southern California native celebrated by sucking down some noodles out of that KPMG cup.
Kang, 24, is a sixth-year pro out of Pepperdine with a dazzling amateur career. She qualified for the 2007 U.S. Women’s Open as a 14 year old, won the U.S. Women’s Amateur in 2010 and 2011 as well as capturing the prestigious North and South Championship in 2011. But she was winless on the LPGA and her best finish in an LPGA major was T-14 in the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open. Now, it seems, the door may be open to bigger things.
Besides the trophy, Kang also pocketed $525,000.
Floor is LAVA!
— Michelle Wie (@themichellewie) July 2, 2017
BEST. FEELING. EVER. We did it. Thank you everyone for believing in me. Thank you to my sponsors @adidasgolf @alsaenergy @gretzkyhockeyschool @discoverylandcompany @titleist @taylormadegolf for putting your faith in me. Thank you @kpmgwomenspga @lpga_tour @olympiafieldscc for hosting a world class event. Thank you for setting up this stage for me. Thank you to ALL my family, friends and fans for making me a Major Champion. Major Champion… that has an awesome ring to it 😊❤️🏆 #blessed