Kim Young

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Young Kim
2009 Women's British Open – Young Kim (2).jpg
Kim at the 2009 Women's British Open
Personal information
Born (1980-02-02) 2 February 1980 (age 38)
Chunchon, South Korea
Nationality South Korea
CollegeKyung Hee University
Turned professional1998
Former tour(s)LPGA of Korea Tour
Futures Tour
LPGA Tour (2003–2009)
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour1
LPGA of Japan Tour1
LPGA of Korea Tour2
Symetra Tour1
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA InspirationT16: 2004
Women's PGA C'shipT6: 2003
U.S. Women's OpenT10: 2006
Women's British OpenT3: 2005

Young Kim (Korean 김영) (born 2 February 1980) is a South Korean professional golfer.

Kim was born in Chunchon, South Korea. She played on the LPGA of Korea Tour winning twice between 1998 and 2001. She won once on the Futures Tour in 2001. She played on the LPGA Tour from 2003 to 2009. She won the 2007 LPGA Corning Classic.

Kim's best ever finish in a major championship was a T3 at the 2005 Women's British Open.

Kim was second to Lorena Ochoa for Rookie of the Year in 2003. She is perhaps best known for her different hat wear.[1] Kim, when asked to describe the headgear she was wearing, called it a 'bucket hat'.[2]

Professional wins[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 27 May 2007 LPGA Corning Classic −20 (68-64-68-68=268) 3 strokes United States Paula Creamer
South Korea Mi-Hyun Kim

Futures Tour wins (1)[edit]

  • 2001 Barona Creek Women's Golf Classic

LPGA of Korea Tour wins (2)[edit]

  • 1998–2001 two wins

LPGA of Japan Tour wins (1)[edit]

  • 2013 Nichi-Iko Women's Open Golf Tournament

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP T16 T19 T19 T49 CUT T30
LPGA Championship T6 T30 T7 T9 WD T34 T31
U.S. Women's Open DNP T20 T38 T10 T25 T31 T40
Women's British Open 9 CUT T3 CUT CUT WD T59

DNP = did not play
WD = withdrew
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.


  • Starts – 26
  • Wins – 0
  • 2nd-place finishes – 0
  • 3rd-place finishes – 1
  • Top 3 finishes – 1
  • Top 5 finishes – 1
  • Top 10 finishes – 6
  • Top 25 finishes – 11
  • Missed cuts – 4
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 7
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (twice)

Team appearances[edit]



  1. ^ The All-Starr Blog. "Unsung Stanford Invitational First-round leader, a woman of many hats". Newsweek. Archived from the original on 28 June 2008. Retrieved 25 April 2008.
  2. ^ The All-Starr Blog. "Hats off to Young Kim leads the Stanford International after two rounds by one shot". Newsweek. Archived from the original on 28 June 2008. Retrieved 25 April 2008.

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