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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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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

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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.
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

Kyung-tae Kim survived his Sunday singles match with Webb Simpson 1-up at the Presidents Cup.

Casual golf fans getting their first look at the 25-year-old South Korean are going to remember just how solid he was with the flatstick late in this competition. After showcasing his talent in a victroy in four-ball on Saturday, Kim pressed the repeat button today. After Simpson won the 15th and 16th holes to square the match, Kim drilled home a 10-footer for birdie and a win at the 17th to regain the lead. At the last, both golfers missed 30-foot birdie attempts, but Kim needed a par save of 5'11" to secure the point for the Internationals. U.S. still leads, however, 14-12.
Sat, Nov 19, 2011 11:20:00 PM

K.T. Kim and Y.E. Yang pipped Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson 1-up in Saturday four-ball in March 19 of the Presidents Cup.

A veritable upset given that the South Koreans were an aggregate 0-4-0 on the week; both sat in this morning's foursomes. And they were never down in the match. Yang opened with a nine-foot conversion for birdie and a win at the first hole. The next eight were halved before Woods curled in a 34-footer for birdie at the 10th to even it up. Yang promptly sunk a 10-footer for birdie to regain the lead at the 11th. Woods again brought the match to all square with an 11-foot birdie at 12. Two more halves preceded Kim's unlikely 28-foot birdie bomb at the par-5 15th for a 1-up lead. Dormie at the last, neither Woods nor DJ could convert for birdie, but Kim needed to drop his 5'7" attempt for par for the full point. The Internationals are now 2-0-0 in four-ball today but they still trail the U.S. 11-8 on the scoreboard.
Sat, Nov 19, 2011 01:55:00 AM

Kyung-Tae Kim carded a 5-under-par 34-31=65 in his third round of the Wyndham Championship, and shares the early 54-hole clubhouse lead with Brendon de Jonge at 9-under 201.

Kim entered the week 20th in the world ranking, fourth-highest of the 156 in the field in Greensboro. He recently posted a T6 at Firestone and sits fifth in points to qualify for the Internationals in the President's Cup. Heady stuff for the 25-year-old from Seoul, South Korea. Kim buried seven birdies at Sedgefield today, including conversions of 18'5" and 23'8" at the first and 11th holes, respectively. He received a foreign exemption to tee it up this week, but is ineligible for the FedExCup Playoffs as a non-member.
Sat, Aug 20, 2011 01:56:00 PM

Kyung-Tae Kim shot a 2-under-par 35-34=69 in his opening round of the U.S. Open, finishing one stroke back of Y.E. Yang's clubhouse lead.

The 25-year-old South Korean is making his debut in the U.S. Open this week. He wasted no time in earning some attention with four birdies against only two bogeys at Congressional today. Overall, he split seven (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens, and required just 26 putts.
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 06:23:00 PM