Danielle Kang announced on Friday that she would miss her second major championship of the year. In a message on Instagram, Kang wrote, “I will not be competing in the (Amundi) Evian Championship or the (Trust Golf Women’s) Scottish (Open).”
She also wrote, “My team consists of the most amazing people I’ve ever worked with and they are doing all they can to get me back to competing as soon as possible.”
The 29-year-old American, who won the season-opening Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions, has struggled with back pain all year and announced at the U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles that she has a tumor on her spine. She had no further details at the time, but that championship was her last competitive event. She missed the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship where she is a past champion.
It’s noteworthy that Kang did not mention the AIG Women’s Open, although, like all things medical, it’s also easy to assume that much is still not known.
Fans wish her the best.