Kim at the 2009 LPGA Championship
|Full name||In-Kyung Kim|
|Born||13 June 1988|
|Height||5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)|
|Residence||Rancho Santa Fe, California, U.S.|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 2007)|
Ladies European Tour (joined 2010)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Ladies European Tour||4|
|Best results in LPGA major championships|
|ANA Inspiration||2nd: 2012|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T5: 2010|
|U.S. Women's Open||2nd: 2013|
|Women's British Open||Won: 2017|
|Evian Championship||6th: 2016|
|Achievements and awards|
|Ladies European Tour|
Rookie of the Year
|Revised Romanization||Gim Ingyeong|
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.
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. She turned professional immediately following the tournament.
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. In December 2009 Kim won her third professional title, winning the Dubai Ladies Masters on the Ladies European Tour.
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.
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.
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.
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 won. This disappointment was followed by a relative dry spell for Kim on LPGA Tour which included two playoff losses, and one win on the European Ladies Tour in 2014. The LPGA dry spell ended in October 2016 when Kim won Reignwood LPGA Classic held in China. In 2017 Kim won three times on the LPGA Tour, including her first major title at the Women's British Open.
Professional wins (10)
LPGA Tour wins (7)
|Major championships (1)|
|Other LPGA Tour (6)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin of
|1||12 Oct 2008||Longs Drugs Challenge||67-69-69-73=278||−10||3 strokes||Angela Stanford||180,000|
|2||7 Jun 2009||LPGA State Farm Classic||69-68-69-65=271||−17||1 stroke||Se Ri Pak||255,000|
|3||14 Nov 2010||Lorena Ochoa Invitational||69-68-68-64=269||−19||3 strokes||Suzann Pettersen||220,000|
|4||2 Oct 2016||Reignwood LPGA Classic||70-64-68-66=268||−24||1 stroke||Mi Jung Hur||315,000|
|5||4 Jun 2017||ShopRite LPGA Classic||66-67-69=202||−11||2 strokes||Anna Nordqvist||225,000|
|6||23 Jul 2017||Marathon Classic||65-67-68-63=263||−21||4 strokes||Lexi Thompson||240,000|
|7||6 Aug 2017||Women's British Open||65-68-66-71=270||−18||2 strokes||Jodi Ewart Shadoff||504,821|
LPGA Tour playoff record (0–5)
|1||2007||Wegmans LPGA||Lorena Ochoa||Lost to par on second extra hole|
|2||2010||Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic|| Na Yeon Choi, Christina Kim
|Choi won with birdie on second extra hole|
|3||2012||Kraft Nabisco Championship||Sun Young Yoo||Lost to birdie on first extra hole|
|4||2013||Kia Classic||Beatriz Recari||Lost to birdie on second extra hole|
|5||2014||Portland Classic||Austin Ernst||Lost to par on first extra hole|
Ladies European Tour wins (4)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin of
|1||12 Dec 2009||Omega Dubai Ladies Masters||70-65-67-68=270||−18||3 strokes||Michelle Wie||75,000|
|2||6 Jul 2014||ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters||71-68-63-68=270||−18||5 strokes||Nikki Campbell||75,000|
|3||11 Sep 2016||ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters (2)||67-70-71-63=271||−17||5 strokes||Belén Mozo||75,000|
|4||6 Aug 2017||Women's British Open||65-68-66-71=270||−18||2 strokes||Jodi Ewart Shadoff||431,180|
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner-up|
|2017||Ricoh Women's British Open||6 stroke lead||−18 (65-68-66-71=270)||2 strokes||Jodi Ewart Shadoff|
Results not in chronological order before 2018.
|U.S. Women's Open||CUT||T61||T3||T3||4|
|Women's PGA Championship||DNP||T21||CUT||T16||T5|
|Women's British Open||DNP||T42||T9||T20||T3|
|U.S. Women's Open||T10||CUT||2||T30||T35||CUT||CUT||T34|
|Women's PGA Championship||T12||T25||T22||DNP||CUT||T30||CUT||T8|
|Women's British Open||T37||T10||T47||CUT||DNP||T50||1||T39|
|The Evian Championship ^||T19||T27||T16||6||T10||DNP|
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for a top-10 finish.
|U.S. Women's Open||0||1||2||4||5||5||13||9|
|Women's PGA Championship||0||0||0||1||2||7||11||8|
|Women's British Open||1||0||1||2||4||5||11||10|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||0||0||2||4||5||5|
- 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
- official as of 2018 season
- Lexus Cup (representing Asia team): 2007 (winners)
- International Crown (representing South Korea): 2014, 2018 (winners)
- Leonard, Tod (29 November 2010). "Tiny 'I-K' Kim making big impression on LPGA Tour, others". Sign on San Diego. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
- "2006 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament: Final-round story". LPGA. 3 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 December 2006. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
- "In Kyung Kim wins Longs Drugs Challenge". Retrieved 9 December 2008.[dead link]
- "Kim secures LPGA Classic victory". BBC Sport. 7 June 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2009.
- "Wie's charge falls short, Kim wins Dubai title". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Associated Press. 12 December 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
- Bacon, Shane (16 November 2010). "In-Kyung Kim wins LPGA event, donates entire winnings to charity". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
- "In-Kyung Kim clinches 2010 Ryder Cup Wales Rookie of the Year". Ladies European Tour. 11 December 2010.[dead link]
- "I.K. Kim Eclipses Her Past to Win the Women's British Open". The New York Times. Associated Press. 6 August 2017.
- "In-Kyung Kim Stats". LPGA. Retrieved 19 November 2018.