There was a car hanging on hole 8 of the Honda LPGA Thailand, but Danielle Kang didn’t win it, despite hitting an ace. Kang hit the perfect 9-iron from 132 yards and saw him drop in the cup for her 14th career ace.
“It was very tricky to have a car in the hole,” Kang said, “because we all think I won that car.”
Turns out the hole-in-one prize was reserved for the 16th hole.
Kang said that some fans sent him a video of his ace because it was not caught on television cameras.
“It’s actually a streak now that Golf Channel has missed, or as whoever’s broadcasting, my hole in one has missed,” Kang said, “so no one has seen it live, and this is my 14th hole in one. ”
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Minjee Lee of Australia tees off on the 8th hole during the third round of the Honda LPGA Thailand at Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course on March 12, 2022 in Pattaya, Thailand. (Photo by Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images)
Kang said he had been hitting the ball “phenomenal” the past four days, but his short run hadn’t been the way he’d like it to be.
In fact, she was thinking she was going to play a hole when she stepped onto the eighth hole and said to herself could also do it here.
“And then I saw him tracking and then I was like, ‘No way,'” Kang said. “He landed and I was like, ‘No way.’ Because she usually sits down sometimes. It’s soft here. I was like, wait a second, it’s actually rolling. And I said, ‘No way,’ and he came in and everybody yelled.
“We had a great crowd. Hometown favourite, Atthaya (Thitikul) was playing with us. He was really cool.”
Kang tied for eighth in Thailand after a close of 66. CME Group will donate $20,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the ace.