Shanshan Feng contemplates resigning after missing the cut at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Golfchannel.com reported that after shooting 74-76 to miss the weekend at the Atlanta Athletic Club, Feng is returning to China to begin preparations for the Tokyo Olympics and may not be on the LPGA tour returns.
“I’m here for the Olympics,” Feng told Golfchannel.com. “My plan is up to the Olympics. I don’t know what to do after that. Maybe I’ll come back, maybe not. We will see.”
A 10-time LPGA winner and bronze medalist at the Rio Olympics in 2016, Feng returned to the LPGA at ANA Inspiration this year after a 16-month hiatus from her rackets. She showed little rust, finishing T-3 in the ANA and T-4 in the US Women’s Open last month, while also reaching the semifinals in the Bank of Hope LPGA match-play.
Feng thinks about possible other events that she could play. The 31-year-old could perform at LPGA’s Asia swing this fall or return to the United States to win the CME Group Tour Championship at the end of the season in November. She told her team to open 2021, which would be the final season of her 13-year career.
Feng’s solid game in 2021 was perhaps most impressive in Las Vegas, where she played 41 holes in 100-degree heat in Shadow Creek in one day to get among the final four. After losing her semi-final game, Feng conceded third place to save energy for the US Women’s Open the following week.
The last victory of the former number 1 in the world rankings came at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic 2019, where she achieved the second-lowest number of victory points in LPGA history with 29 under par.