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Danielle Kang has been treated in hospital after withdrawing during the opening round of LPGA Drive-On Championship. 

The major champion was on the 14th hole when she quit the tournament at the Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club in Arizona.  

Afterwards, the 30-year-old revealed she had been treated for a respiratory infection and severe nausea. 

In a post on Instagram, Kang wrote: “I thought with some medicine I can push through this week but now I see that it was a bit too ambitious.. (this was just a hiccup and yes I’m stubborn). 

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“However, just wanted to thank everyone that keeps cheering me through my ups and downs.” 

She added: “With some rest the next few days, hopefully the nausea will subside and will be back to playing some golf again.” 

Kang, a six-time winner on the LPGA, was forced to step away from the game last year after being diagnosed with a tumour on her spine. 


She made her return at the CP Women’s Open in Canada in September.  

Just last week, in an interview with CNN, the three-time Solheim Cup star said that she was “feeling great” and looking to get back on track in 2023. 

“That was kind of the last year of the twenties and I’m really, really glad to leave it behind,” she said. “I feel that I’m going to learn new things and discover myself again in the thirties. 

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“Last year was a big momentum switch for me and I’m actually kind of glad everything that’s happened happened. The way I won at the beginning of the year, the way I finished out the year, the way I contended, coming back stronger than I thought I would. 

“It was a very interesting year, very up and down, but I kind of want a bit more consistency this year and I think that’s what I’m striving for.” 

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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael has also authored three books. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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