In-Kyung Kim

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In-Kyung Kim
— Golfer —
2009 LPGA Championship - In-Kyung Kim (4) cropped.jpg
Kim at the 2009 LPGA Championship
Personal information
Full name In-Kyung Kim
Nickname I. K.
Born (1988-06-13) 13 June 1988 (age 26)
South Korea
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Nationality  South Korea
Residence Rancho Santa Fe, California, U.S.[1]
Career
Turned professional 2006
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 2007)
Ladies European Tour (joined 2010)
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 3
Ladies European Tour 2
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
Kraft Nabisco C'ship 2nd: 2012
LPGA Championship T5: 2010
U.S. Women's Open 2nd: 2013
Women's British Open T3: 2010
The Evian Championship T19: 2013
Achievements and awards
Ladies European Tour
Rookie of the Year
2010

In-Kyung "I. K." Kim (born 13 June 1988) is a South Korean female professional golfer currently playing on the LPGA Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Kim was a member of the Korean National Team in 2003 and 2004 and won three tournaments on the International Junior Golf tour. In 2005, playing on the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA), she won the 2005 Hargray Junior Classic. Also in 2005, she won the U.S. Girls' Junior and was the medalist in the stroke play portion of the U.S. Women's Amateur.

Professional career[edit]

Kim earned co-medalist honors at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in Florida in December 2006 as an amateur to earn full exempt status for the 2007 season.[2] She turned professional immediately following the tournament.

In her rookie year of 2007 she had four top-10 finishes on the LPGA Tour, including five top-5 finishes. In 2008, she had seven top-10 finishes and claimed her first win at the Longs Drugs Challenge.[3]

In June 2009, she claimed her second career title with a one-shot win over compatriot Se Ri Pak to take the LPGA State Farm Classic in Illinois.[4] In December 2009 Kim won her third professional title, winning the Dubai Ladies Masters on the Ladies European Tour.[5]

Kim won her fourth professional title and third LPGA title at the 2010 Lorena Ochoa Invitational. The day after she won, she announced that she had donated her entire $220,000 winnings to charity: half to the Lorena Ochoa Foundation which funds educational programs for children in Mexico and the other half to an American charity. The donation amounted to nearly 20 percent of her total winnings to date for the 2010 season.[1][6]

In 2010 Kim also won Rookie of the Year honors on the Ladies European Tour. She joined the LET in 2010 after winning the Dubai Ladies Masters in December 2009. In 2010 she had won €193,154.69 in four LET events, including three top-10 finishes.[7]

Currently, former PGA Tour caddy Michael Dunsmore carries Kim's bag. In early 2010, Kim bought a home in Rancho Santa Fe, California, a suburb north of San Diego. She practices at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, where she is an honorary member.[1]

On the final day of the 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship, Kim had a one-foot putt on the 18th green to seal her first major championship. The putt lipped out, forcing a playoff with Sun-Young Yoo, which Yoo would eventually win.

Professional wins (5)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up Winner's
share ($)
1 12 Oct 2008 Longs Drugs Challenge 67-69-69-73=278 −10 3 strokes United States Angela Stanford 180,000
2 7 Jun 2009 LPGA State Farm Classic 69-68-69-65=271 −17 1 stroke South Korea Se Ri Pak 255,000
3 14 Nov 2010 Lorena Ochoa Invitational 69-68-68-64=269 −19 3 strokes Norway Suzann Pettersen 220,000

LPGA Tour playoff record (0–4)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2007 Wegmans LPGA Mexico Lorena Ochoa Lost to par on second extra hole
2 2010 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic South Korea Na Yeon Choi, United States Christina Kim
South Korea Song-Hee Kim
Choi won with birdie on second extra hole
3 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship South Korea Sun Young Yoo Lost to birdie on first extra hole
4 2013 Kia Classic Spain Beatriz Recari Lost to birdie on second extra hole

Ladies European Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up Winner's
share ()
1 12 Dec 2009 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters 70-65-67-68=270 −18 3 strokes United States Michelle Wie 75,000
2 6 Jul 2014 ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters 71-68-63-68=270 −18 5 strokes Australia Nikki Campbell 75,000

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2014.

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP CUT T28 T44 T10 2 T55 T39
U.S. Women's Open CUT T61 T3 T3 4 T10 CUT 2 T30
Women's British Open DNP T42 T9 T20 T3 T37 T10 T47
LPGA Championship DNP T21 CUT T16 T5 T12 T25 T22
The Evian Championship ^ T19

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for a top-10 finish.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Kraft Nabisco Championship 0 1 0 1 2 2 7 6
U.S. Women's Open 0 1 2 4 5 5 9 7
Women's British Open 0 0 1 1 3 4 7 7
LPGA Championship 0 0 0 1 1 6 7 6
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Totals 0 2 3 7 11 18 31 27
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 16 (2008 U.S. Open – 2012 LPGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 4 (2010 LPGA - 2011 Kraft Nabisco)

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins 2nds 3rds Top
10s
Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2005 1 1 0 0 0 0 T39 n/a 75.67
2006 1 0 0 0 0 0 MC n/a 77.00
2007 25 21 0 1 0 4 2 454,226 31 72.63 35
2008 27 22 1 0 1 8 1 773,956 22 71.54 18
2009 25 21 1 1 2 10 1 1,238,396 8 71.00 13
2010 21 20 1 1 2 12 1 1,210,068 7 70.51 6
2011 20 18 0 1 3 9 T2 862,312 10 70.96 8
2012 21 17 0 1 0 5 2 561,302 26 71.31 20
2013 23 23 0 2 0 9 2 1,125,389 7 70.49 7
  • official as of 24 November 2013[8]

Team appearances[edit]

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sign on San Diego.com - Tiny 'I-K' Kim making big impression on LPGA Tour, others - 2010-11-29 - accessed 2011-11-13
  2. ^ LPGA.com - 2006 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament: Final-round story - 2006-12-03 - accessed 2011-11-13
  3. ^ "In Kyung Kim wins Longs Drugs Challenge". Retrieved 9 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "Kim secures LPGA Classic victory". BBC Sport. 7 June 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "Wie's charge falls short, Kim wins Dubai title". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Associated Press. 12 December 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2010. 
  6. ^ Yahoo! Sports, In-Kyung Kim wins LPGA event, donates entire winnings to charity 16 November 2010. Retrieve 17 November 2010.
  7. ^ Ladies European Tour, In-Kyung Kim clinches 2010 Ryder Cup Wales Rookie of the Year 11 December 2010.
  8. ^ "I.K. Kim Stats". LPGA. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 

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