Danielle Kang clinches sixth LPGA Tour victory with Tournament of Champions win

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - JANUARY 23: Danielle Kang of the United States plays her shot from the third tee during the final round of the 2022 Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club on January 23, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

Danielle Kang is kicking off the 2022 season with a win, clinching her sixth LPGA Tour victory at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions on Sunday.

The American golfer finished 16-under, three shots ahead of Brooke Henderson and four in front of Gaby Lopez.

World No. 1 Nelly Korda led the competition going into the final day of play but fell down the leaderboard on Sunday as Kang surged ahead.

Firing a 68, Kang shot three consecutive birdies on the 13th, 14th and 15th hole to give herself the lead heading down the stretch. The 29-year-old parred the final two holes to close out the tournament, comfortably securing the first win of the year.

Kang’s title-sealing performance comes after a winless 2021, notching nine top-ten finishes without ever lifting a trophy. The last time Kang won on tour was the Marathon Classic in August 2020.