May 21, 1990 |
New York City, New York
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|College||California State University, Northridge|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Former tour(s)||OneAsia Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T11: 2013|
|U.S. Open||T17: 2013|
|The Open Championship||CUT: 2012, 2013|
|PGA Championship||T68: 2012|
|Achievements and awards|
Rookie of the Year
Huh was born in New York City to Korean parents. He moved to South Korea shortly after his birth and he lived there for 12 years, then moved to Chicago, Illinois for three years, and then to Los Angeles, California. He attended California State University, Northridge for two weeks before turning professional in 2008. Huh left college due to the lack of core courses, preventing him from receiving a scholarship and being approved for NCAA competition.
Huh played on the Korean Tour for three years. In 2010 he won the Shinhan Donghae Open and was named the 2010 Korean Tour Rookie of the Year. He also played on the OneAsia Tour in 2010 and 2011, finishing 46th and 15th on the Order of Merit, respectively. He earned his PGA Tour card for 2012 by finishing in a tie for 27th at qualifying school, making the cut on the number (two Nationwide Tour graduates were among the top 25, allowing Huh to earn a Tour card). Prior to qualifying school, Huh had no starts on a U.S.-based professional tour.
In only his second PGA Tour event, Huh finished in a tie for 6th at the Farmers Insurance Open. He continued his strong play the following week when he finished in a tie for 12th at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. In only his fifth PGA Tour event, Huh picked up his first victory at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, defeating Robert Allenby in an eight-hole sudden death playoff. Allenby held a two stroke lead with one hole to play but double bogeyed after putting his tee shot in the trees, and a Huh par forced a playoff. The playoff tied the second longest playoff in PGA Tour history. Huh made the cut in his first six PGA Tour events. He was in contention at the Valero Texas Open, but fell two shots short of champion Ben Curtis and finished in a tie for second. Huh broke into the top-100 of the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time, moving to 90th. In May, Huh finished in a tie for fifth at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Huh played in his first major at the 2012 Open Championship, earning entry through FedEx Cup standings, where he missed the cut. He would also be the only rookie to advance to the 2012 Tour Championship, the fourth and final event of the FedEx Cup. Huh's performance was good enough for 28th on the money list, earning him entry into the 2013 Masters Tournament (top 30 money earners were given automatic entry). Huh won the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year for his 2012 season, the first person of Korean descent to win the honor.
Huh was unable to repeat the success of 2012, but did well enough to go to the FedEx Cup. He finished T11 at the Masters and earned entry into the 2014 tournament. His best finish of the season was a T3 at the Wyndham Championship and reached a career high of 62nd in the OWGR.
Despite no finish better than 17th, Huh finished 110th in the FedEx Cup.
Huh's season best was a T-6 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open en route to finishing 95th in the FedEx Cup.
Professional wins (2)
PGA Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Feb 26, 2012||Mayakoba Golf Classic||–13 (67-70-71-63=271)||Playoff||Robert Allenby|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||2012||Mayakoba Golf Classic||Robert Allenby||Won with par on eighth extra hole|
Korean Tour wins (1)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||CUT||CUT||DNP|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (2012 PGA – 2013 U.S. Open)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 0