Kang wins LPGA's return event by 1 shot

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Danielle Kang was away from the LPGA Tour for six months during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is not to suggest she was without competition.

She lost track of the games she played with her brother, Alex, who has spent two seasons on the Korn Ferry Tour, and boyfriend Maverick McNealy, in his rookie year on the PGA Tour. She played the back tees and forward tees, moved about to different courses in Las Vegas and felt her game improving.

It paid off Sunday when Kang closed with a 2-under 70 and held on for a one-shot victory over Celine Boutier in the LPGA Drive On Championship at Inverness, the first LPGA Tour event since February.

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Money Leaders: LPGA Tour
Rank Player Earnings
1 Madelene Sagstrom $333,226
2 Inbee Park $327,163
3 Nasa Hataoka $313,272
4 Danielle Kang $311,280
5 Celine Boutier $266,809
6 Hee Young Park $185,797
7 Gaby Lopez $180,000
8 Amy Olson $131,124
9 Sei Young Kim $126,778
10 Perrine Delacour $113,516
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