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/