James Hahn (golfer)

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James Hahn
Personal information
Born (1981-11-02) November 2, 1981 (age 37)
Seoul, South Korea
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceAlameda, California
SpouseStephanie Hahn
ChildrenKailee
Career
CollegeUniversity of California, Berkeley
Turned professional2003
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s)Canadian Tour
Korean Tour
Web.com Tour
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Korn Ferry Tour1
Other2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT48: 2017
PGA ChampionshipT13: 2017
U.S. OpenT49: 2016
The Open ChampionshipT68: 2016

James Hahn (born November 2, 1981) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Hahn was raised in Alameda, California. He played college golf at the University of California in nearby Berkeley and turned professional after graduating in 2003. He played on the Canadian Tour, Korean Tour and Gateway Tour before he joined the Nationwide Tour in 2010. He finished 29th on the Tour's money list in his rookie season after recording five top-10 finishes. On June 4, 2012, he picked up his first win on Tour in 2012 at the Rex Hospital Open after defeating Scott Parel in a playoff – going for the green in two on the decisive par 5 because he had a flight to catch.[1] He then proceeded to board a plane to California to play in sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open the following day. Hahn won the event and played in his first major at the 2012 U.S. Open.[2]

In February 2015, Hahn won for the first time on the PGA Tour at the Northern Trust Open played at Riviera Country Club. He beat Paul Casey and Dustin Johnson in a sudden-death playoff after all three players finished in a tie at six-under-par after regulation play. After Casey had been eliminated on the second extra hole, Hahn holed a 25-foot birdie putt on the third extra hole to edge out Johnson for the victory. The win moved Hahn into the top 100 in the world for the first time and earned him entry into the 2015 Masters Tournament.

Hahn missed the cut for the 2015 Masters tournament by one stroke, after calling an unnoticed one stroke penalty on himself.

In May 2016, after missing the cut in his eight previous starts, Hahn won for the second time on the PGA Tour at the Wells Fargo Championship after beating Roberto Castro in a play-off.[3] Hahn moved up to a career best 55th in the OWGR.

Hahn lost in a sudden-death playoff at the Sony Open in Hawaii in January 2018 to Patton Kizzire. Hahn fired a final round of 62 to force a playoff with Kizzire. The playoff went to the sixth extra hole, where Hahn missed an eight-foot par putt to extend the playoff, resulting in victory for Kizzire. Previously, Hahn had missed two birdie putts during the playoff that would have seen him win the tournament.

Professional wins (5)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Feb 22, 2015 Northern Trust Open 66-74-69-69=278 −6 Playoff England Paul Casey, United States Dustin Johnson
2 May 8, 2016 Wells Fargo Championship 70-71-68-70=279 −9 Playoff United States Roberto Castro

PGA Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2015 Northern Trust Open England Paul Casey, United States Dustin Johnson Won with birdie on third extra hole
Casey eliminated with par on second hole
2 2016 Wells Fargo Championship United States Roberto Castro Won with par on first extra hole
3 2018 Sony Open in Hawaii United States Patton Kizzire Lost to par on sixth extra hole

Web.com Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jun 3, 2012 Rex Hospital Open 67-68-69-67=271 −13 Playoff United States Scott Parel

Canadian Tour wins (2)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament CUT T48
U.S. Open CUT T49
The Open Championship CUT T68 T74
PGA Championship CUT T70 T13 CUT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 6
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (2016 U.S. Open – 2017 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018
Mexico Championship
Match Play T36
Bridgestone Invitational T42 41
HSBC Champions
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Open: Whirlwind 24 hours for Hahn". Golfweek. June 5, 2012.
  2. ^ Balan, Jeremy (June 4, 2012). "San Bruno's James Hahn rides momentum to qualify for U.S. Open". The San Francisco Examiner. Archived from the original on June 15, 2012. Retrieved June 5, 2012.
  3. ^ Inglis, Martin (May 9, 2016). "James Hahn gives PXG first Tour title". bunkered.

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