Golfer Danielle Kang has introduced she will probably be taking a break from the LPGA Tour, days after revealing she had been taking part in on the US Ladies’s Open with a tumor on her backbone.
The 29-year-old shared her prognosis after ending her second spherical on the main in North Carolina on Friday, including that she didn’t but know whether or not the tumor was benign or malignant.
“I actually don’t have the solutions now,” Kang advised reporters, in keeping with USA At this time Sports activities Media Group’s Golf Week.
“Proper now, it’s not so simple as blaming the tumor to be the issue. It’s not simply that I’ve a difficulty with my again, there’s extra to it.”
Having withdrawn from the LOTTE Championship in Hawaii in April citing again ache, World No. 12 ranked Kang withdrew once more from the Palos Verdes Championship later that month.
Responding to a tweet alleging she had pulled out “with some kind of damage”, Kang replied: “You haven’t any concept what I’ve battled again from and you haven’t any concept what I’m battling now.”
A day previous to tee off on the US Ladies’s Open, an Instagram publish from Kang’s brother Alex appeared to verify the prognosis.
“Play nicely this week … solely individual I do know to be taking part in with a tumor in her backbone,” the publish learn.
On Friday, the American advised reporters she obtained the prognosis upon coming back from Hawaii, although had not wished to publicize it.
Responding to a query about her brother’s publish, Kang thanked her physician and physios for serving to her fulfill her goal to play on the main, the place she completed 63rd.
“I’m actually comfortable that I’m right here. It’s been a tough street however I’m fairly stoked that I’m capable of hit sure photographs and I really feel like my sport is a little bit bit there,” Kang stated.
“I performed so unhealthy for the final couple months and never solely that, I haven’t touched a membership or practiced for a very long time, so I can’t count on it to be a flawless spherical, particularly on the US Ladies’s Open.”
In a Twitter publish on Tuesday, Kang introduced she wouldn’t be taking part in at 4 upcoming occasions, together with the KPMG Ladies’s PGA Championship on June 23. In 2017, Kang clinched the primary of her six LPGA Tour wins in beautiful model with a serious triumph on the PGA Championship in Illinois, pipping reigning champion Brooke Henderson.
“I wished to have some solutions earlier than it grew to become a public data and sadly, in some ways I’ve discovered, some issues simply don’t play out as deliberate,” she wrote.
“As a previous champion this was not a simple choice, nonetheless if I’ve discovered something from throwing a match to play within the US Open, I wish to compete, not simply take part,” she added.
Kang closed her publish by giving thanks for messages of assist, with the PGA Championship account tweeting: “You can be missed, champ. We’re pondering of you and rooting for you.”