Kim Bi-o

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Kim Bi-o
Personal information
Born (1990-08-21) 21 August 1990 (age 27)
Seoul, South Korea
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 178 lb (81 kg; 12.7 st)
Nationality  South Korea
Career
College Yonsei University
Turned professional 2009
Current tour(s) Korean Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Web.com Tour
OneAsia Tour
Professional wins 4
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T45: 2013
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
OneAsia Tour
Order of Merit winner
2012
Korean Tour
Order of Merit winner
2012

Kim Bi-o (Korean: 김비오; born 21 August 1990) is a South Korean professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour.

As an amateur, Kim won the Korean Amateur Open and Japan Amateur Golf Championship in 2008.[1] He turned professional in 2009 and joined his home Korean Tour for 2010, winning once.

At the end of the 2010 season, he entered qualifying school for the PGA Tour and gained his playing rights in eleventh place. He lost his PGA Tour card after finishing 162nd on the money list. He split his 2012 season between the OneAsia Tour and Web.com Tour. Kim won for the second time as a professional in 2011 at the Nanshan China Masters on the OneAsia Tour. He picked up his third victory at the GS Caltex Maekyung Open on the OneAsia Tour in May 2012. Along with his two victories on the OneAsia Tour in 2012, Kim won the tour's Order of Merit. With his two victories, he also won the Korean Tour Order of Merit in 2012.

In 2013, he played on the Web.com Tour for a second season, but made only two cuts in 15 tournaments.[2]

From 2014, he played mainly on the Korean Tour.

His highest World Ranking was 200th, in May 2012.[3] In 2014, he slipped out of the top 1000 players.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 2008 Korean Amateur Open, Japan Amateur Golf Championship

Professional wins (4)[edit]

OneAsia Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 5 Jun 2011 Nanshan China Masters –10 (74-67-71-66=278) Playoff Australia Craig Hancock, Australia Scott Laycock,
New Zealand Michael Long
2 13 May 2012 GS Caltex Maekyung Open –15 (69-69-67-68=273) 5 strokes South Korea Ryu Hyun-woo
3 20 May 2012 SK Telecom Open –18 (68-68-67-67=270) 3 strokes South Korea Park Sang-hyun

Korean Tour wins (3)[edit]

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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