Danielle Kang scored her first LPGA win at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, making her breakthrough victory a major one. Her victory was an emotional one, for a lot of reasons, including the personal struggles she has faced since her father, K.S., passed away in 2013 from complications related to lung and brain cancer.
Kang took a short victory tour of sorts, including enjoying some time with a favorite DJ in Las Vegas and eating noodles out of the Women's PGA Championship trophy. Then, on Thursday, Kang posted a picture from an important stop at her father's grave site.
아빠, We Did It ❤️
Cole surprised me by bringing the caddy bib for my dad... (fyi he stole it) pic.twitter.com/9qscJJ4ooL
— Danielle Kang (@daniellekang) July 6, 2017
Kang posted on Twitter and Instagram a picture of the grave with a variety of items around it, including the caddie bib (stolen by her caddie, Cole) from the championship, a Coors Light, some Starbucks, an 18th hole flag, a ball and tees (presumably from Sunday).
K.S. was on Danielle's bag for her back-to-back U.S. Women's Amateur wins in 2010 and 2011.
"If I could wish anything, I would wish that my dad saw me win," Danielle said after her win, which she celebrated with her mom, as well her fellow pro golfer brother, Alex, who is on the Web.com Tour.
While he wasn't there in the flesh to see what happened, there's no doubt Danielle felt her father around her as she capped off her greatest golf achievement.