Well, at least her putter made it on time.
Danielle Kang fell victim to a common problem for American golfers competing in Europe this week when she arrived at Finca Cortesin in Spain for the Solheim Cup.
Her golf bag was nowhere to be found at the airport.
Kang and the rest of the U.S. team arrived at the course in southern Spain on Sunday and started preparing for the biennial event between the United States and Europe on Monday morning. Finca Cortesin sits about an hour south of Málaga, where they flew into on a connecting flight from Amsterdam.
While the rest of the team’s luggage and clubs made it, Kang’s clubs were lost — which sent her and team captain Stacy Lewis to social media asking for help.
"It's been an adventure," Kang said Tuesday. "If it wasn't a dramatic entrance, it wouldn't be my life, so it's OK ... It is what it is. You just kind of roll with the punches."
Thankfully, Ping found a set for Kang to use for a practice round on Tuesday. Titleist has since shipped a second set to Spain, too, in case her original clubs don’t make it in time.
The one club that did make it, however, was Kang’s putter. She packs that separately in a rifle case so that it doesn’t get bent.
"So thankfully the putter didn't get lost," Kang said. "But it's OK. The other 13 are coming. It's coming. We have faith. Stacy is on it. I mean, she's putting out fires, and I'm pretty sure I'm the only one causing fire right now."
Kang is set to compete in her fourth Solheim Cup this week, and is one of the most experienced players on the U.S. team. She’ll compete alongside Nelly Korda, Lilia Vu and rookie Rose Zhang, among others. Kang has won six times on the LPGA Tour, most recently at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions in 2021.