Golf world, celebs congratulate well-liked Kang


OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. – Danielle Kang’s famous friends were blowing up her cell phone with text messages Sunday after she broke through to win the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

In the media center after, Kang was asked who she’s hearing from. She checked her cell phone and showed media, scrolling through endless texts.

The messages overwhelmed her.

There were texts from NHL legend Wayne Gretzy, former Olympic decathlete Caitlyn Jenner, the PGA Tour’s world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, NFL Hall of Famer Marcus Allen, comedic actor Jon Lovitz, four-time major champion Hollis Stacy, Michelle Wie, Lydia Ko and so many others.

“I didn’t know I knew this many people,” Kang said.

Kang grew up in Southern California and played golf at Pepperdine in Malibu.

“I know everybody from Sherwood (Country Club),” Kang said.

What did Dustin Johnson text her?

“That’s how you are supposed to play! Congrats.”

Kang laughed.

“It’s incredible,” she said.

Here are some more tweets of players weighing in on Kang's victory.