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K.T. Kim

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 160

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K.T. Kim joins Byeong Hun An as teammates representing Team Korea at this week's World Cup of Golf in Melbourne, Australia.
The formidable duo bring 20 international victories with them to Kingston Heath Golf Club, 17 coming from K.T. Kim's resume. That includes eight wins on the Japan Golf Tour since the start of 2015 alone. Despite all the accolades, this will be the first time either golfer is playing in a World Cup of Golf event. Kim arrives with a T40 at last week's Dunlop Phoenix Open while An enters fresh off a T10→T13 finish to the 2016 European Tour season. Their long list of international victories make them a strong boom-or-bust contender this week in Australia. Nov 22 - 10:06 AM
Source: PGATOUR.com

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K.T. Kim is still looking to make headway at the highest level as he tees it up in the WGC-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International GC in Shanghai.

A five-time winner in Japan last year, and another three times this season, Kim certainly has the golden touch on that circuit, but he has struggled to adapt it into worldwide success. This is his fifth start in Shanghai and whilst he has recorded two top 30s neither of them were better than T24. In fact his 2016 season says much about his career. In April and May he played five times in Japan, winning three times and never outside the top three. He then missed the cut in the U.S. Open, Canadian Open and PGA Championship, in between going T21-T53 at the WGC Bridgestone and The Open. He then made little impression in three Web.com starts before finishing T3 last week back in Japan at the Bridgestone Open.
Oct 25 - 11:10 AM

K.T. Kim connected on a T39 in the first leg of the Web.com Tour Finals and now turns his focus to the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco for the second stage.

The 30-year-old picked up $4,000 with his T39 at the DAP Championship, but leaves him outside the top 25 of the Web.com Tour Finals as he attempts to play his onto the PGA TOUR. In 30 career starts on the big stage, he owns four top 25s, including a pair of top 10s so we now the talent and upside is there. The World No. 54 is the highest ranked golfer in the field, and should be considered one of the favorites in Boise.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Sep 13 - 3:48 PM

Can Kyung-Tae Kim transfer his superb form in Asia to the world stage at this week’s 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon?

The Korean is an enigma. In 2010 he won 3 times in Japan and became the first Korean winner of the money list there, he also played for the International team in the 2011 Presidents Cup, and made four major cuts on the bounce in those two seasons. Then it all went flat only to then win 5 times in Japan in 2015, and add another 3 this season. All this while he has not been seen in major championships since the Open Championship of 2013 until his reappearance in the U.S. Open last month saw him miss the cut. In 12 majors he is still yet to improve on a best of T30 in the U.S. Open of 2011. He was, however, T21 in this month’s WGC Bridgestone Invitational. Will the outrageous Japanese form ever transfer? That is the question.
Source: TheOpen.com
Jul 11 - 10:29 AM

World No. 40 K.T. Kim painted a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in the second round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to reach the halfway mark on 1-over 141, up 27 places on the leaderboard to T14, and tied for the low round of the day with David Lingmerth.

The 29-year-old opened his third visit to Firestone CC in 4-over 74, overshadowing two birdies with four bogeys and a double bogey-6. He righted the ship on Day 2 with six circles against three squares to settle-in five shots back of 36-hole leader Jason Day. The South Korean mustered just six (of 14) fairways for a second straight lap, but improved to 11 greens in regulation from eight. He was -0.360 in SG: Off-the-Tee, but a stellar 4.093 in SG: Tee-to-Green. Kim bogeyed Nos. 4, 6 and 18 on failed scrambles and carded birdies at 2, 3, 5, 9, 12 and 17, highlighted by a 19'6" roll on the par-4 third and a hole-out from 30 yards away at the par-4 ninth.
Jul 1 - 7:05 PM

South Korea's K.T. Kim is at Firestone Country Club for his third playing of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and heads out at 12:48 p.m. ET on Thursday with England's Paul Casey and Smylie Kaufman of the United States.

This is Kim's ninth WGC event overall with a best of T6 on debut at Firestone CC in 2011. His next best is T24 here as well the following year, so he's had success in Akron, Ohio. The 29-year-old's scoring average in eight career laps over the par-70 layout is 68.83, posting five red numbers and shooting 66 three times. Kim slots 40th in the Official World Golf Ranking and won the Japan Golf Tour money title last year with five wins in 20 events. He's leading the money list again this year with three victories in seven starts. In Kim's most recent action, he missed the cut at the U.S. Open by one on 7-over 73-74=147.
Jun 29 - 6:07 PM

Korea’s K.T. Kim makes his way back to the United States in anticipation of this week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

Gamers haven't seen Kim on American soil since the 2012 PGA Championship. He finished 61st that week, and wrapped up a year that saw him post a 6-for-11 record with one top 25. Now he spends his time on the Japan Golf Tour where he won five of his 20 starts last season, to easily finish atop the money standings and punch his ticket here this week. Kim finished T27 at the WGC-HSBC Champions, and gamers should not be surprised to see him finish up in that area of the leaderboard this week at Trump National Doral.
Mar 2 - 7:11 PM

Korea’s Kyung-Tae Kim is looking to make a mark on the European Tour at the Maybank Championship Malaysia.

He heads to Royal Selangor GC off the back of a stunning year of success on the Japanese Tour, where he claimed four victories on his way to the top of the money list, something he first achieved in 2010. He also won on the One Asia Tour (in Thailand) last year, but has a poor record in Malayasia, albeit based on limited evidence. But in only six rounds he’s not broken 71 once and not breached 74 in his last four rounds. Since the end of the Japanese Tour year he’s played three times on the Asian Tour, with two missed cuts and T26 last week in the Myanmar Open.
Feb 15 - 5:42 PM

K.T. Kim won the Order of Merit on the 2016 Japan Golf Tour.

He placed T17 at the season finale today, but Kim picked off five wins and another eight top 10s to clear 165 million yen, nearly 62 million yen more than runner-up Yusaku Miyazato. It's Kim's second OOM title (2010). As a result of this achievement, he's earned exemptions into the 2016 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship and The Open Championship. He'll celebrate his 30th birthday on Feb. 9.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 11:33:00 AM

K.T. Kim will look to carry his red-hot Japan Tour form into this week's WGC-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club in China.

Since July, the Korean has won four times in nine starts in Japan, including the ABC Championship on Sunday. Add in a victory in the OneAsia Tour's Thailand Open in June and he's lifted the trophy in five of his last 13 worldwide appearances. And you thought Jason Day was prolific. This hot-streak represents a return to form, however, as Kim had gone winless since 2012 and therefore it's two years since he played his last major (73rd at the Open Championship). Prior to that he'd finished T30 in the 2011 U.S. Open as a 24-year-old and played in that year's Presidents Cup so he does have experience at the top level. He's competed in this event twice previously, posting T49 in 2011 and T41 in 2010.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 03:51:00 PM

K.T. Kim takes on Muirfield in his fourth trip to The Open Championship.

A member of the 2011 Presidents Cup team, Kim has played in each of the last three editions of the season's third major. He finished 48th in 2010 at St. Andrews, then promptly missed the cut in each of the last two seasons. He's dropped all the way to 150th in the Official World Golf Rankings despite a runner-up finish at the Gate Way To The Open Mizuno Open.
Source: TheOpen.com
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 08:42:00 PM

K.T Kim chased his opening 67 at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational with another in his second round to reach the midpoint in 6-under 134, five strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Unlike his opener, Kim went bogey-free 32-35 in today's loop of Firestone. He split just six (of 14) fairways but landed 15 greens and rolled in three birdies, all of which dropping from beyond 10 feet. The most notable of the set measured 15'4" at the 13th hole and 23 feet at No. 17.
Fri, Aug 3, 2012 05:23:00 PM

K.T. Kim carded a 3-under-par 32-35=67 in his opening round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, finishing with a share of the clubhouse lead.

Kim was the fourth to sign for a 67 today. He's been a non-factor all year in the world's biggest events, so this is a welcome surprise for his fantasy owners. The South Korean birdied four of his first seven holes, including conversions of 12'3" and 22'9" at the first and seventh holes, respectively. He added a par save from 20'4" at No. 8 to maintain momentum. A botched up-and-down at the par-4 18th resulted in a bogey and cost him the outright lead.
Thu, Aug 2, 2012 01:22:00 PM

K.T. Kim will compete in his third British Open this week at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.

Kim enters the week having missed the cut at the Masters and posted a 67th at the U.S. Open in the season's first two major championships. In his two previous British Open's, he missed the cut in 2011 and finished 48th in 2010 at St. Andrews.
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 10:11:00 PM

Kyung-Tae Kim is scheduled to play in the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

While Kim has a strong record across the globe, the Korean's game hasn't traveled consistently well to the United States. He did have a nice run in the summer of 2011 with a tie for sixth at the WGC-Bridgestone and a tie for fourth at the Wyndham. In his last two tournaments, he bowed out in the first round of the Match Play and missed the cut at last week's Honda.
Tue, Mar 6, 2012 09:26:00 PM