Is controversy plaguing Ha Na Jang? World No. 9 extends break from LPGA

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Is controversy plaguing Ha Na Jang? World No. 9 extends break from LPGA

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Is controversy plaguing Ha Na Jang? World No. 9 extends break from LPGA

Ha Na Jang won’t play on the LPGA for at least two more weeks, according to a report in the Yonhap News Agency. Jang’s Seoul-based agency said the World No. 9 will miss this week’s Kingsmill Championship as well as the Volvik Championship in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Jang has been treated for insomnia and anemia since withdrawing from the LPGA’s Swinging Skirts on April 21. A two-time winner on tour this season, Jang has suffered from blurred vision, dizziness and vomiting since mid-March.

That, of course, is around the time the bubbly player became embroiled in controversy after Jang’s father let go of a hard-case piece of luggage on an airport escalator that took out rival In Gee Chun, who was standing below.

Chun was forced to withdraw from several events as a result of the incident. Jang was criticized in Korea for her elaborate victory celebration in Singapore in the immediate aftermath. Chun also took issue with what she felt was an inadequate apology.

Jang told two American reporters at the JTBC Founders Cup that she was in her room crying every day over the whole ordeal.

Apparently it is still taking a toll. She’s currently on the outside looking in of qualifying for the 2016 Olympics. Chun currently occupies the fourth and final spot.

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