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Danielle Kang shares first LPGA major win with her late father

Danielle Kang had plenty of reasons to celebrate Sunday after sinking a birdie on the 18th hole to secure the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.

Aside from it being her first-ever major title, it was her first victory on the LPGA tour in 144 starts. After winning at Olympia Fields Country Club, Kang was overcome with emotion while embracing her mother, Grace Lee, and her caddie, Cole Pensanti.

The win came two weeks after Father's Day, when Kang honored her late father, K.S. Kang, who died from cancer in 2013, with a sentimental Instagram post.

Kang keeps his memory close to her. She fittingly has a tattoo of the word "Dad" in Korean in his handwriting on the side of her hand. And on Thursday, Pensanti surprised Kang by taking the caddie bib from her major win to the grave where her father is laid to rest.

아빠, We Did It ❤️ ••• Cole surprised me by bringing the caddy bib for my dad... (fyi he stole it)

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She posted it with the caption, "We did it."