Danielle Kang follows through on her drive on the fourth hole during the third and final round of the LPGA Drive On Championship golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at Inverness Golf Club in Toledo, Ohio.
(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)TOLEDO, Ohio 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.
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.
I made sure I played golf as much as I did normally, not because I had to but because I wanted to, Kang said.
The LPGA Tour stays in northeast Ohio next week for the Marathon Classic.