As far as starts to tournament weeks go, Danielle Kang is having one of the worst ones possible.
The Solheim Cup star is set to represent USA for a fourth time this week when the team event begins at Finca Cortesin on Friday.
Kang, 30, took to Instagram on Sunday night to reveal that her golf bag never arrived at Malaga Airport when she landed, but her putter, which travels separately, did.
She sought the help of her Twitter followers on Monday, asking anyone who could find the missing bag to:
Hi. I need everyone’s help again. My captain and the entire US Team has been on this but someone PLEASE put my GOLF bag on the next flight out of AMSTERDAM to MALAGA…— Danielle Kang (@daniellekang) September 18, 2023
it’s missed every flight it could’ve been on today..BAG TAG 0074676649 @transavia flight@SolheimCupUSA
In an effort to solve the mystery of the missing bag, Team USA Captain Stacy Lewis also took to Twitter in an effort to track down Kang's clubs for what she claimed was "kind of a big tournament".
Perhaps the understatement of the week there from the two-time major champion.
Sky Sports' Jamie Weir has just revealed, however, that a back-up set of clubs will be arriving for Kang by 9pm tonight.
Weir explains "they fear her original clubs have been lost entirely, or are certainly irrecoverable by Friday."
Kang is said to currently be chipping with spare wedges on the short game area while the rest of her teammates play the course.
Just been told that a back-up set of clubs for Danielle Kang is arriving at Finca Cortesin at 9pm tonight. They fear her original clubs have been lost entirely, or are certainly irrecoverable by Friday. Currently chipping with spare wedges while rest of US team play the course.— Jamie Weir (@jamiecweir) September 19, 2023
Seemingly on a poor run of form with airlines in Europe, Kang's clubs also got lost when she was travelling from Paris to Heathrow at the beginning of August.
Thankfully, on that occasion, her clubs were returned to her four days later.
Kang's not the first professional golfer to lose their bag in recent years, with FedExCup Champion Viktor Hovland having suffered a similar fate when his bag failed to turn up for The Sentry Tournament of Champions in 2022, with an eventual arrival being overshadowed by a broken driver shaft.