Kim at the 2009 Women's British Open
2 February 1980 |
Chunchon, South Korea
|College||Kyung Hee University|
|Former tour(s)||LPGA of Korea Tour
LPGA Tour (2003–2009)
|Number of wins by tour|
|LPGA of Japan Tour||1|
|LPGA of Korea Tour||2|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|ANA Inspiration||T16: 2004|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T6: 2003|
|U.S. Women's Open||T10: 2006|
|Women's British Open||T3: 2005|
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. Kim, when asked to describe the headgear she was wearing, called it a 'bucket hat'.
LPGA Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||27 May 2007||LPGA Corning Classic||−20 (68-64-68-68=268)||3 strokes|| Paula Creamer
Futures Tour wins (1)
- 2001 Barona Creek Women's Golf Classic
LPGA of Korea Tour wins (2)
- 1998–2001 two wins
LPGA of Japan Tour wins (1)
- 2013 Nichi-Iko Women's Open Golf Tournament
Results in LPGA majors
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||DNP||T16||T19||T19||T49||CUT||T30|
|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)
- 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.
- 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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