June 3, 2022
Southern Pines, North Carolina, USA
Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club
Q. We are here with Danielle Kang. Just talk about your first two days so far.
DANIELLE KANG: I'm really happy that I'm here. It's been a difficult road, but I'm pretty stoked that I'm able to hit certain shots, and I feel like my game is a little bit there.
I was worried about -- I played so bad for the last couple of months. Not only that, I haven't touched a club or practiced for a long time, so I can't expect it to be a flawless round. Especially at the U.S. Women's Open.
Q. How are you feeling?
DANIELLE KANG: I'm feeling okay.
Q. Danielle, we know you've been battling some back injuries, and I saw on Instagram your brother's post about a tumor on your spine. Could you tell us about that? It sounds really scary.
DANIELLE KANG: I'm actually doing everything I can. I've done -- I don't know how to answer these things right now. I don't have all the answers.
I've been working with Dr. Mohair (phonetic) and he has been really great, and my physio, Heather Lyndon, has gone above and beyond. Same thing with my physio Aaron Bond (phonetic)out here. They're just keeping me together.
I think my focus right now -- my goal is to play this week. I didn't want to miss it. For the last seven, eight weeks I've done everything I can to get here. After this week I will focus on addressing the issue and then trying to figure it out from there.
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