Kim at the 2009 LPGA Championship
|Full name||In-Kyung Kim|
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||3|
|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||T3: 2010|
|Evian Championship||6th: 2016|
|Achievements and awards|
|Ladies European Tour
Rookie of the Year
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 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.
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 would eventually win.
Professional wins (8)
LPGA Tour wins (5)
|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|
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 (3)
|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|
Results in LPGA majors
Results not in chronological order before 2015.
|Women's PGA Championship||DNP||T21||CUT||T16||T5|
|U.S. Women's Open||CUT||T61||T3||T3||4|
|Women's British Open||DNP||T42||T9||T20||T3|
|Women's PGA Championship||T12||T25||T22||DNP||CUT||T30|
|U.S. Women's Open||T10||CUT||2||T30||T35||CUT|
|Women's British Open||T37||T10||T47||CUT||DNP||T50|
|The Evian Championship ^||T19||T27||T16||6|
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for a top-10 finish.
|Women's PGA Championship||0||0||0||1||1||6||9||7|
|U.S. Women's Open||0||1||2||4||5||5||11||8|
|Women's British Open||0||0||1||1||3||4||9||8|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||0||0||1||3||4||4|
- 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 2016 season
- Lexus Cup (representing Asia team): 2007 (winners)
- International Crown (representing South Korea): 2014
- Sign on San Diego.com - Tiny 'I-K' Kim making big impression on LPGA Tour, others - 2010-11-29 - accessed 2011-11-13
- LPGA.com - 2006 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament: Final-round story - 2006-12-03 - accessed 2011-11-13
- "In Kyung Kim wins Longs Drugs Challenge". Retrieved 9 December 2008.
- "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.
- Yahoo! Sports, In-Kyung Kim wins LPGA event, donates entire winnings to charity 16 November 2010. Retrieve 17 November 2010.
- Ladies European Tour, In-Kyung Kim clinches 2010 Ryder Cup Wales Rookie of the Year 11 December 2010.
- "In-Kyung Kim Stats". LPGA. Retrieved 23 November 2016.