Danielle Kang has made it safely from Las Vegas to Spain for her fourth appearance in the Solheim Cup, women’s golf’s equivalent of the Ryder Cup. Her clubs did not.
Kang sent out a desperate plea on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, for someone to put her clubs on a plane from Amsterdam to Malaga. The matches are at Finca Cortesin, about an hour down the coast from Malaga towards Gibraltar.
“First they told me they were in Amsterdam. Then they said Vegas. Now it’s Amsterdam again. It’s been an adventure,” Kang told reporters during her news conference on Tuesday.
“If it wasn’t a dramatic entrance, it wouldn’t be my life.”
She said US captain Stacy Lewis and the rest of the American team has been helping. In the meantime, she said she played Tuesday with a set of Ping clubs to see the course. She said Titleist has built a set to her specifications and they were on the way. She has two more days of practice and hopes to get her 13 clubs.
The 14th club is her putter, and Kang says it doesn’t leave her when she travels. She said she keeps it in a rifle case because putters can bend during travel.
This isn’t the first time the world No.12 has dealt with missing clubs. They also went missing during her flight from the Evian Championship in France to the Women’s British Open in England.
Meanwhile, she said Lewis was providing tremendous support.
“She’s putting out fires, and I’m pretty sure I’m the only one causing fire right now,” Kang said.