Kim Kyung-tae

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Kim Kyung-tae
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1986-09-02) 2 September 1986 (age 30)
Kangwon Province, South Korea
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb; 11.7 st)
Nationality  South Korea
Residence Seongnam, South Korea
Career
College Yonsei University
Turned professional 2006
Current tour(s) Asian Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Professional wins 18
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour 13
Asian Tour 2
Other 5
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T44: 2011
U.S. Open T30: 2011
The Open Championship T48: 2010
PGA Championship T48: 2010
Achievements and awards
Japan Golf Tour
leading money winner
2010, 2015
This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.

Kim Kyung-tae (born 2 September 1986), also known as K.T. Kim, is a South Korean professional golfer who plays on the Asian and Japan Golf Tours.

He won several amateur tournaments in his early career, including the 2006 Japan Amateur Championship. He turned professional in late 2006 and won the 2007 Maekyung Open in his second start on the Asian Tour. He has also won on the Korean domestic professional circuit.

In 2010, Kim won the Diamond Cup Golf, Japan Open and Mynavi ABC Championship on the Japan Golf Tour and became the first Korean golfer to lead the money list on the Tour. He was subsequently followed by Bae Sang-moon in 2011 and the two remain the only two Korean players to achieve the feat.

Kim has played in each of the four major championships, recording top-50 finishes in each, with his best being a T30 finish at the 2011 U.S. Open.

He also played in his first Presidents Cup team in 2011, representing the International Team in a 15–19 defeat to USA. Kim finished with a 2–0–2 record.

Kim won five events during the 2015 Japan Golf Tour season, which at the time took his overall total to ten tournament victories on the tour. This being a record for Korean players on the tour.

Kim has since won a further three events during the 2016 season, including The Crowns, which takes his number of Asian Tour victories to thirteen.

Amateur wins (3)[edit]

Professional wins (18)[edit]

Asian Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 6 May 2007 GS Caltex Maekyung Open −18 (70-66-67-67=270) 4 strokes China Liang Wen-chong
2 27 Sep 2015 Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup Golf1 –9 (67-69-67-68=271) 3 strokes Japan Yuta Ikeda, Japan Toshinori Muto

1 Co-sanctioned with the Japan Golf Tour

Japan Golf Tour wins (13)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 30 May 2010 Diamond Cup Golf –16 (65-68-68-71=272) 2 strokes Japan Koumei Oda
2 17 Oct 2010 Japan Open –13 (69-70-68-64=271) 2 strokes Japan Hiroyuki Fujita
3 31 Oct 2010 Mynavi ABC Championship –13 (67-70-70-69=275) 1 stroke Japan Ryo Ishikawa
4 24 Jul 2011 Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup –15 (67-70-68-68=273) 4 strokes Japan Ryo Ishikawa
5 2 Sep 2012 Fujisankei Classic –8 (70-70-68-68=276) 1 stroke Japan Yuta Ikeda
6 14 Jun 2015 Singha Corporation Thailand Open1 –21 (71-64-67-65=267) 3 strokes South Korea Wang Jeung-hun
7 12 Jul 2015 Musee Platinum Open –20 (68-67-63-66=264) 1 stroke South Korea Cho Min-gyu, Australia Brad Kennedy, South Korea Park Jae-bum
8 6 Sep 2015 Fujisankei Classic –9 (70-64-68-73=275) 1 stroke South Korea Lee Kyoung-hoon
9 27 Sep 2015 Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup Golf2 –9 (67-69-67-68=271) 3 strokes Japan Yuta Ikeda, Japan Toshinori Muto
10 1 Nov 2015 Mynavi ABC Championship –12 (66-69-68-69=272) 2 strokes Japan Daisuke Kataoka, Japan Katsumasa Miyamoto, Australia Won Joon Lee
11 17 Apr 2016 Token Homemate Cup –13 (68-67-67-69=271) Playoff Japan Tomohiro Kondo
12 1 May 2016 The Crowns –10 (69-69-65-67=270) Playoff Japan Daisuke Kataoka
13 29 May 2016 Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open –11 (69-64-71-73=277) 1 stroke Japan Kodai Ichihara, Japan Shugo Imahira, South Korea Lee Sang-hee

1 Co-sanctioned with the OneAsia Tour
2 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour

OneAsia Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 8 May 2011 GS Caltex Maekyung Open –21 (67-68-66-66=267) 8 strokes South Korea Cho Min-gyu, South Korea Kim Hyung-sung
2 14 Jun 2015 Singha Corporation Thailand Open1 –21 (71-64-67-65=267) 3 strokes South Korea Wang Jeung-hun

1 Co-sanctioned with the Japan Golf Tour

Other wins (3)[edit]

  • 2006 Pocari Enerzen Open, Samsung Benest Open (Korea) (both as an amateur)
  • 2007 SBS Tomatobank Open

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Masters Tournament DNP T44 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP T30 67 DNP DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship T48 CUT CUT T73 DNP DNP T53
PGA Championship T48 T59 61 DNP DNP DNP CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

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 3 2
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 9
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (2010 Open Championship – 2011 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

External links[edit]