20 March 1984 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA of Korea Tour|
|Former tour(s)||LPGA Tour (2005-09)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|ANA Inspiration||T56: 2006|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T9: 2006|
|U.S. Women's Open||T50: 2007|
|Women's British Open||T64: 2005|
Pre-LPGA Tour days
Yim was born in Seoul. She attended Yonsei University and turned professional in November 2002 while still a student. She was a member of the Korean team that won a gold medal at the 2002 Asian Games.
LPGA Tour career and beyond
In 2005 Yim began playing on the LPGA Tour. In April 2006 she won the Florida's Natural Charity Championship. Paired with Annika Sörenstam for the final round, Yim kept pace with the #1 ranked woman golfer in the world. On the 71st hole with both golfers tied for the lead, Sorenstam hit her tee shot out of bounds resulting in a double bogey. Yim went on to win the tournament by two shots.
Yim only had limited LPGA Tour success after her one win. In 2010, she returned to South Korea to play the LPGA of Korea Tour.
LPGA Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||23 Apr 2006||Florida's Natural Charity Championship||−16 (68-64-68-72=272)||2 strokes|| Cristie Kerr
Results in LPGA majors
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||DNP||T56||CUT||71||CUT|
|U.S. Women's Open||DNP||T64||T50||DNP||DNP|
|Women's British Open||T64||DNP||CUT||DNP||DNP|
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for a top-10 finish.