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Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 180
College: South Korea

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Sang-moon Bae turned in a 3-under-par 33-36=69 in his final round of the CIMB Classic to post 12-under 276, good for a share of fifth place.
Bae is off and running early this season what with today's success piggybacking the victory at the Open. He hid one bogey with four birdies in his final lap of Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club. He'll now head to his homeland to defend The 30th Shinhan Donghae Open on the Korean Golf Tour. Nov 2 - 1:59 AM

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Sang-moon Bae submitted a 4-under-par 33-35=68 for his third round of the CIMB Classic to post 9-under 207 and earn a slice of the 54-hole clubhouse lead.

He and fellow clubhouse co-leader Gary Woodlandl won't sleep with their names at the top of the leaderboard, but Bae is just happy that this round didn't get away from him. He opened birdie-birdie-birdie, but sat just 1-under through 13 after erasing one more birdie (at the par-4 ninth) with a trio of bogeys. However, he picked off yet another three birdies coming in to regain the momentum. The 28-year-old will be gunning for his second victory in four weeks on Sunday.
Nov 1 - 4:34 AM

Sang-moon Bae is 5-under-par 71-68=139 at the midpoint of the CIMB Classic, five strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

The Open champ missed the cut the following week in Vegas, and then took last week off. While he found a red number in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, today's effort was more wave than ripple. He birdied four of his first five holes and had five birdies by the turn (5-under 31) before settling for a birdie-free, 1-over 37 on the way in. It's worth nothing that while Bae has missed seven of his last 13 cuts, he posted top 25s in the other six starts. Obviously, with no cut this week, there's only one trend that he can extend.
Oct 31 - 1:27 AM

Sang-moon Bae survived a wild final round to post a 1-over-par 35-38=73 and claim the Open by two strokes over Steven Bowditch.

Bae concludes his week at 15-under 273 and departs Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course with his second PGA TOUR title. His front nine was steady, as he picked off two birdies -- both on par 5s -- to go with just one bogey. The wheels started to wobble on the back, however. He responded to a bogey at the par-3 11th with a 14'5" birdie at the par-4 12th, but had no answer to back-to-back bogeys on the 13th and 14th holes. The 28-year-old stopped the bleeding just in time, as he secured pars on each of his last four holes. Bae finishes the week first in strokes gained: tee-to-green while ranking 44th in strokes gained-putting. In addition to departing Napa, California, with a trophy, he also earned spots into the 2015 Masters, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship.
Oct 12 - 8:28 PM

Sang-moon Bae's 7-under-par 32-33=65 was the lowest score in the third round of the Open and it earned him a four-stroke lead at 16-under 198.

Bae began his round at Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course by securing five consecutive birdies beginning with the par-3 second hole before stumbling with a bogey at the par-3 seventh. After a bogey at the par-3 14th, it appeared he was leaking oil. He answered with a 12'5" birdie on the par-3 15th, a 5'9" eagle on the par-4 17th and a 14'6" birdie to end it on the par-5 18th. In all, four of his birdies fell from longer than 11 feet. He leads the tournament in strokes gained: tee-to-green at 11.937. This marks the first time that Bae has held the 54-hole lead in an event. His only previous win on the PGA TOUR came at the 2013 HP Byron Nelson Championship, and he will call on that experience in Sunday's final round.
Oct 11 - 8:05 PM

Overnight co-leader Sang-moon Bae chased his opening 66 at the Open with a bogey-free, 3-under-par 35-34=69 to post 9-under 135 at the halfway point, one stroke adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Bae went 5-for-5 in scrambling and circled three birdies, but converted nothing from eight feet or longer. He whiffed on a pair of birdie tries inside nine feet. He split only seven of the 14 fairways at Silverado today. So, it was a taut round minus fireworks. We'll never turn that away.
Oct 10 - 3:34 PM

Sang-moon Bae scooped up seven birdies en route to a 6-under-par 32-34=66 in his opening round of the Open, good for a slice of the clubhouse lead.

Bae split nine (of 14) fairways and amassed 15 greens in regulation. He started on the 10th hole at Silverado and circled five birdies before the turn, including a roll from 11'9" at the 14th hole and a four-yarder from just off the putting surface at 16. His last birdie dropped in at the par-5 ninth from 11'7". He birdied all four par 5s during his round. In his only start since missing the cut at The Barclays, Bae tied for 15th at the ANA Open in Japan.
Oct 9 - 8:52 PM

Sang-moon Bae finished the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season 122nd in the FedExCup standings and begins the new season at the Open.

Bae didn't need to crack the top 125 for a 2014-15 PGA TOUR card, as his 2013 win at the HP Byron Nelson Championship had already taken care of that. This season is a different story. The pressure is on for him to finish inside the top 125 in the FedExCup standings or the money list. Of course, a win at Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course this week would take care of everything.
Oct 8 - 8:50 PM

Sang-moon Bae cracked the top 125 of the FedExCup standing just in time to earn a spot into the Playoffs at The Barclays.

Bae was the only player on the outside of the top 125 looking in at the Wyndham Championship last week to move inside the number. His T14 ultimately displaced Nicholas Thompson. Bae now ranks 120th, so he must continue to turn in low numbers at Ridgewood CC this week if he is to move on to face TPC Boston in the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Aug 19 - 2:18 PM

Sang-moon Bae closed out his week at the Wyndham Championship with a 4-under-par 35-31=66 in the final round to share 14th at 11-under 269.

His seven birdies outpaced a bogey and a double bogey. Among the highlights were birdies from 10'11" and 16'3" on the par-5 fifth hole and the par-3 16th hole. His strong finish, which was a bogey-free 4-under back nine, was just enough to boost him from 126th in the FedExCup standings to 120th. By moving inside the top 125, he is now eligible for the Playoffs.
Aug 17 - 6:04 PM

Sang-moon Bae has been removed from the published field of this week's Barracuda Championship.

Bae is 123rd in both FedExCup points and earnings, but he's fully exempt through next season by virtue of his breakthrough victory at the 2013 HP Byron Nelson Championship. While he risks falling outside the bubble for the Playoffs with only one tournament remaining (Wyndham), those near him in the standings don't mind today's decision one bit.
Jul 28 - 12:00 PM

Sang-moon Bae posted a 4-under-par 34-32=66 in his opening round of The Greenbrier Classic, finishing two strokes off the clubhouse lead.

The South Korean has yet to add a top 10 on the PGA TOUR since his breakthrough victory at the 2013 HP Byron Nelson Championship, but he's currently 119th in FedExCup points thanks to a pair of top-15 finishes and another two top 25s. Today at The Old White TPC, he offset three bogeys with seven birdies, three of which from outside 10 feet. The longest measured 24'4" at the par-4 fourth hole. Bae also rolled in a par save from 21'2" at the par-4 14th where he found trouble off the tee.
Jul 3 - 2:53 PM

Sang-moon Bae hopes to cash his first paycheck at the Travelers Championship later this week.

His first two trips to TPC River Highlands have resulted in missed cuts, and he's failed to break par in any of his four rounds. Bae ranks 123rd in the FedExCup standings and is in serious jeopardy of missing out on the Playoffs if he can't put together some good finishes down the stretch. His win in the 2013 HP Byron Nelson Championship has him exempt on the PGA TOUR through 2014-15.
Jun 16 - 9:32 PM

Sang-moon Bae just didn't have it in his title defense of the HP Byron Nelson Championship where he settled for 7-over-par 73-74=147 to miss the cut by six strokes.

After Thursday's roller-coaster ride, Bae went just 1-for-8 in birdie opportunities today. He squared three bogeys and closed with a double-bogey 6 at the 18th hole. Other notables that fell short at TPC Four Seasons-Las Colinas include: 142--Ryan Moore ... 143--Brandt Snedeker; Harris English; Freddie Jacobson ... 144--Brooks Koepka ... 145--Marcel Siem ... 146--Erik Compton; Robert Streb ... 147--Brian Stuard.
May 16 - 8:48 PM

Sang-moon Bae opened his title defense of the HP Byron Nelson Championship with a 3-over-par 38-35=73.

Bae split only five (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation. He circled five birdies, including a conversion from 22'1" at the par-4 10th hole where he began his loop of Las Colinas. He also holed out for birdies from 14 yards out at the par-4 sixth. However, he also swallowed six bogeys and a double before finishing seven strokes off the clubhouse lead. Overall, Bae fanned on four tries inside eight feet.
May 15 - 2:18 PM