Golf Briefs CHOI, KANG TIED FOR LEAD AT 10-UN­DER AT WOMEN’S PGA

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Danielle Kang got a text mes­sage from Wayne Gret­zky on Satur­day morn­ing. Cait­lyn Jenner called Fri­day, and four-time ma­jor win­ner Hol­lis Stacy also reached out.

Lots of high-pro­file sup­port for Kang as she goes for her first ma­jor cham­pi­onship.

The 24-year-old Kang and Chella Choi shared the lead head­ing into the fi­nal round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Cham­pi­onship. Kang won the U.S. Women’s Am­a­teur in 2010 in 2011, but she has never won an LPGA Tour tour­na­ment.

“It would be in­cred­i­ble to be called a ma­jor cham­pion, es­pe­cially out on this tour,’’ Kang said.

While sev­eral of the LPGA’s big­gest stars chal­lenged for the lead, it was Kang and Choi on top after a chal­leng­ing day at an in­creas­ingly dif­fi­cult Olympia Fields. The 26-year-old Choi hit 11-of-14 fair­ways on her way to a bo­gey-free 67.

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