Danielle Kang will miss another major championship.
In June, the American star revealed at the 77th U.S. Women’s Open that she has a tumor on her spine. Kang made the cut at Pine Needles but hasn’t played since, returning home to Nevada to continue testing.
The 29-year-old posted on Twitter Thursday that she will miss the Amundi Evian Championship as well as the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open. She did not, however, rule out of the AIG Women’s British Open, which takes place the following week at Muirfield Aug. 4-7.
The 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA champion was also unable to compete in this year’s historic staging at Congressional.
“My team consists of the most amazing people I’ve ever worked with,” Kang wrote in her post, “and they are doing all they can to get me back competing as soon as possible.”
A six-time winner on the LPGA, Kang endured back pain for several months before finding out about the tumor in late April after she withdrew from the Palos Verdes Championship.
When asked if the tumor was benign, Kang told a small group of reporters at Pine Needles: “I really don’t have the answers now.”