Danielle Kang had a very strange morning before she teed off for the first round of the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore. Kang said that she was stretching, fell asleep mid-stretch, and somehow broke a tooth in the process.
“I broke my tooth,” said Kang in her post-round interview. “I didn’t know what was going on. I was stretching out on the floor and next thing I know, I slept 30 minutes.”
The odd situation didn’t seem to have an effect on her game. Kang called a dentist while on the range and then went out and shot 68. She’s tied for fourth, three shots behind Jennifer Song.
“It was a very solid round overall today,” said Kang. “Had a little drama this morning but had a bogey-free day and it was very – it felt like easy golf, which that’s what you want every day.”
The Danielle Kang Sleeping/Stretching Tooth Incident of 2018 is now in our files of “Most Bizarre Professional Golfer Tooth-Loss Stories.” Included in those files is the Tiger Woods Missing Tooth Saga of 2015, where his front tooth may or may not have been knocked out by a cameraman at a World Cup ski race where Woods was watching then-girlfriend Lindsey Vonn.