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Sport Power couple Danielle Kang, Maverick McNealy each in contention

15:16  02 august  2020
15:16  02 august  2020 Source:   golfchannel.com

Danielle Kang now top-ranked American and world No. 2

  Danielle Kang now top-ranked American and world No. 2 Danielle Kang climbed to No. 2 in Monday’s release of the Rolex Women’s Rankings, making her the highest ranked American in the world. © Provided by Golf Channel With her victory Sunday at the Drive On Championship, Kang moved up two spots, leapfrogging former No. 2 Nelly Korda, who tied for 40th in Toledo, Ohio, and slipped to No. 3. Kang also moved over Sung Hyun Park, who slipped a spot to No. 4. Kang still trails No. 1 Jin Young Ko, who has now reigned atop the world rankings for 54 consecutive weeks. Ko finished 20th in Sunday’s Jeju Samdasoo Masters on the Korean LPGA Tour.

Danielle Kang and Maverick McNealy , one of golf's power couples , have a lot of notes to compare as both are in Kang is tied for the lead at the Drive On Championship and McNealy is in contention at the Barracuda Championship. When Kang finished up Saturday in Toledo, Ohio, McNealy was still

– Danielle Kang watched Maverick McNealy with special interest when he was mic’d up on Golf Channel’s telecast of the Web.com Tour event in the Bahamas She was applying the Kang needle. Both she and McNealy live in Las Vegas. She said they met at a golf course there, The Summit Club.

Danielle Kang and Maverick McNealy like to compare notes after their rounds.

  Power couple Danielle Kang, Maverick McNealy each in contention © Provided by Golf Channel

The LPGA and PGA Tour pros, one of golf’s power couples, have a lot to talk about this week.

Kang is tied for the lead at the Drive On Championship and McNealy is in contention at the Barracuda Championship. When Kang finished up Saturday in Toledo, Ohio, McNealy was still bidding to see if he could also take the lead in his event, with the Barracuda Championship in California.

Nelly Korda, Danielle Kang highlight AIG Women's Open field

  Nelly Korda, Danielle Kang highlight AIG Women's Open field Six of the top 10 players in the world rankings are scheduled to play at Royal Troon, including Nelly Korda and Danielle Kang.Korda and Kang are the highest ranked players on the field list released for the AIG Women’s Open, scheduled Aug. 20-23 at Royal Troon. They will join Japan’s Hinako Shibuno, the defending champion, as headliners in the event.

3 pieces of advice Danielle Kang gave Maverick McNealy before his best round ever. The second? Give each and every shot his full attention and focus. McNealy is playing his first full season on Tour after earning membership on the Korn Ferry Tour last season, while Kang is looking to defend her title

Danielle Kang returned from a 45-minute rain delay with two straight birdies. Kang followed her back-to-back birdies with three straight bogeys, another birdie and finally a 4-foot par on the final hole to salvage a Power couple Danielle Kang , Maverick McNealy each in contention . Golf Channel.

Danielle Kang survives wild back nine to share lead at Drive On Championship

“It’s pretty cool, huh?,” Kang said after putting up a 1-over 73 to move into a tie with Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Celine Boutier at 5-under overall. “Hopefully, he plays well today, and it'll be a really exciting Sunday for us.”

When Kang won the Buick Shanghai last year, she credited McNealy with helping calm her in a long-distance cell phone chat before the final round.

Full-field scores from the Barracuda Championship

Full-field scores from the LPGA Drive On Championship

They like to coach each other up and share highlights after rounds.

“Yeah, we talk about the best shots we hit, normally the best putt we made, the most unlucky shot we got,” Kang said. “We talk a lot of golf. We just go, 'Baby, you would've loved this shot. I hit this high cut over a tree . . .’”

McNealy is seeking his first PGA Tour title this weekend, Kang her fourth.

Women's Rolex rankings modified to reflect a player's schedule .
The Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings are being reactivated with some temporary changes to help the game through the coronavirus pandemic. © Provided by Golf Channel The big change? The ranking’s 104-week rolling window has been amended to apply to an individual’s playing schedule, rather than the actual calendar. The Rolex rankings’ board of directors made the changes effective in Monday’s release of the modified rankings. The changes are designed to accommodate players from the Korean LPGA and Japan LPGA, whose tours have resumed competition since the Rolex rankings were frozen on March 16.

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