Highlights from The 2018 KPMG Media Day at River Point Park in Downtown Chicago

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Not even a little rain could keep us from attempting the unthinkable today as we showcased one of the best players in women’s golf!

The 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship was on full display at River Point Park in Chicago today, May 14, for an official media day featuring Defending Champion Danielle Kang.

The day started with a press conference at Gibson’s Italia, led by Golf Channel’s Bailey Mosier, to highlight Danielle’s breakthrough performance at the 2017 Championship at Olympia Fields Country Club – her first professional win and first Major Championship title. The discussion also included comments from the below spokespeople, who offered up their views on the state of women’s golf and the remarkable growth of this Championship.

·         PGA of America Vice President Suzy Whaley

·         KPMG U.S. Chairman and CEO Lynne Doughtie

·         LPGA Tour Chief Communications and Tour Operations Officer Heather Daly-Donofrio,

Following the press conference, Danielle Kang went head-to-head against former Chicago Bulls player and three-time NBA Champion, Toni Kukoc, in a closest-to-the-pin competition featuring Chicago’s very first floating green. Both athletes took swings at an 88-yard golf shot to a floating green sitting in the Chicago River. At the conclusion of the event, the PGA of America made a $1,000 donation to both UNICEF and Chicago Bulls Charities for the players’ participation.

The 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will take place on June 26 – July 1 at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer. For more information on the event please visit http://www.kpmgwomenspgachampionship.com/

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Glen Turk is a Wisconsin native who has been the Senior Writer/Editor of Midwest Golfing Magazine since 2006. Besides being an avid golfer, Glen enjoys traveling, music, and cheering on the finest professional sports team of all-time, the Green Bay Packers. Glen’s ultimate golf goal is to play in all fifty states and currently he is more than half way there. His other dream, albeit far-fetched, it to record an ace in all seven states of our distribution area. Thanks to an ace in Illinois in 2015, and one in Michigan in 2016, he has three down, four to go!

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