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Sung Kang |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/4/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 170
College: South Korea

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Sung Kang is back in action this week at the Sanderson Farms Championship.
Kang will be making his return to the PGA TOUR after a four-year absence. The time away was spent honing his craft down on the Tour. Four top 10s, including a pair of podium finishes was just enough to earn his PGA TOUR card, finishing 22nd on the money list. Kang possesses an 18-for-51 record in his career, so gamers shouldn't get their hopes up just yet. Nov 2 - 9:44 PM

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Sung Kang spun a 5-under-par 34-33=67 on day one of the Maybank Malaysian Open to lie only a shot behind pacesetters Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell.

The South Korean, who played in 51 events on the PGA TOUR across 2011 and 2012, now plies his trade on the Tour although he's had a worldwide schedule in recent months. His last two finishes were a T10 in November's Australian Open and a T29 in the Thailand Golf Championship so Thursday's round didn't come out of the blue despite him ending his campaign with five missed cuts. Kang started with two pars and a bogey at 12 but that was his only mistake of the day. He rallied with birdies at 14, 16 and 18 and circled three more at the first, fourth and ninth to round off a strong first day.
Feb 5 - 6:48 AM

Sung Kang spun a 6-under-par 34-32=66 in the opening round of the United Leasing Championship to share the lead with Roberto Diaz.

Kang began his day on the back nine at Victoria National Golf Club, outpacing a bogey with three birdies before turning his attention to the front. He matched that output on the front, then ended his day with an eagle on the par-5 ninth. He landed an impressive 16 GIR. A weather delay in the middle of the afternoon halted action long enough to strand 21 players on the course, but it appears unlikely that any of them will catch Kang and Diaz through 18 holes.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 09:56:00 PM

Similar to last season, Sung Kang needs a big showing in the Fall Series to retain his PGA TOUR card and that begins this week at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Kang took it down to the wire in 2011, finishing third at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic to move inside the top 125 in the final event of the year. He would like to avoid that drama this year, and heads to TPC Summerlin where he will see the course in competition for the first time. Ranking 179th in ball-striking, he needs to split more fairways and land more greens in regulation if he hopes to catch lightening in a bottle.
Wed, Oct 3, 2012 09:45:00 PM

Sung Kang is suffering through a rough 2012 but heads to The Greenbrier Classic with the hopes that good things are still to come.

Kang posted a T3 in his final start of 2011 to earn a return trip to the PGA TOUR in 2012, and it will take some similar efforts down the stretch if he is to earn a card for next season. He enters the week ranking 168th in GIR and has failed to see the weekend in his last three starts. Coupled with that, he missed the cut at The Old White TPC last season.
Wed, Jul 4, 2012 05:38:00 PM

Sung Kang gained entry into this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial this morning.

Kang started the week as the ninth alternate. When he woke up this morning, he was seventh, but he got the call to replace Sean O'Hair when the other six weren't on site. It might be the only break the second-year TOUR member has received all year. He's 6-for-17 with no top 25s. Alas, he made the turn at Colonial this morning in birdie-free, 2-over 37.
Thu, May 24, 2012 11:30:00 AM

Sunghoon Kang is off to a slow start in 2012, but hopes to turn that around at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Not unlike his rookie season, Kang's slow start has put the pressure on for him to pick up his game if he wants to retain top 125 status for 2012 as he did with his T3 in the season-ending Children's Miracle Network in 2011. He's made four (of 14) cuts with a season-best T30 at Mayakoba. He did not make the Wells Fargo field last season, so this will be his first loop around Quail Hollow.
Wed, May 2, 2012 08:50:00 PM

Sunghoon Kang posted a 1-over-par 38-34=72 in his opening round of the Northern Trust Open.

Kang was bounced from the second round of last week's stop at Pebble Beach due to an ankle injury. If he was feeling better today, his splits tee to green didn't reflect it as he hit just four (of 14) fairways and seven greens at Riviera. However, of his three birdies, two disappeared from beyond 10 feet to offset four bogeys, one of which was courtesy of a conversion of 12'10" at the 11th hole where he suffered a penalty. The PGA TOUR sophomore also poured in a par save of 11'1" at the second.
Thu, Feb 16, 2012 08:28:00 PM

Sunghoon Kang withdrew following his second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, citing an ankle injury.

The second-year TOUR member shot a birdie-free, 5-over-par 40-37=77 at Spyglass Hill. He was an aggregate 8-over through 36 holes when he called it quits. He's scheduled to compete in next week's Northern Trust Open for the first time.
Fri, Feb 10, 2012 05:42:00 PM

On Monday morning, Sunghoon Kang withdrew from the field of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

In recent weeks, Kang has been playing on the Nationwide Tour with some mixed results. His last start was last weekend at the Soboba Golf Classic, where he missed the cut after a second round of 5-over-par 76.
Mon, Sep 26, 2011 12:38:00 PM

Sunghoon Kang recorded a 7-under-par 34-31=65 in his opening round of the Viking Classic, signing his card as the fifth in the clubhouse from the morning wave with a share of the lead.

The PGA TOUR rookie closed out a career-best T12 at the John Deere Classic on Sunday with a bogey-free 66, so he merely brought that mojo with him to Madison, Mississippi today. He hit 14 greens and circled an eagle and six birdies, but didn't make any noise until his final six holes, which he played in 6-under (eagle, 4 birdies). His longest conversion of the day was the eagle putt at the par-5 seventh hole; it disappeared from 17'6".
Thu, Jul 14, 2011 05:11:00 PM

Sunghoon Kang has been added to the published field of this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

He was the first alternate when the field was released on Friday. He gained entry when Nick O'Hern withdrew. The rookie missed the cut by three in New Orleans, but it was an improvement over his previous two missed cuts, both of which were by 11 strokes. He is not a recommended fantasy own.
Mon, May 2, 2011 11:06:00 AM

Sunghoon Kang settled for a 7-over-par 38-41=79 in his opening round of the Valero Texas Open.

This is the rookie's first start since missing the cut at The Honda Classic in early March. No information has been released to explain his absence. He hit just four greens today and still needed 26 putts, including his final stroke of the day, a bogey conversion of 3'3" at the last to break 80.
Thu, Apr 14, 2011 04:00:00 PM

Sunghoon Kang is listed in the published field of next week's Valero Texas Open.

Kang has been out of action since missing the cut at The Honda Classic over a month ago, electing not to commit to two fields for which he was eligible. No information has been released regarding his mysterious disappearance.
Fri, Apr 8, 2011 06:50:00 PM

Sunghoon Kang is not listed in the published field of next week's Shell Houston Open.

The rookie from South Korea was also a curious absence as a top alternate for last week's Transitions. He's one of three in the reshuffle that would have cracked the field in Houston on merit (Hunter Haas and Richard S. Johnson are the other two, but both played this week at Bay Hill). Because it's unusual that Kang has not committed to the last two events for which he's been eligible, we'll add him to our Injury Report until more information is released explaining his decision not to play. He missed the cut in his last start (Honda).
Fri, Mar 25, 2011 09:45:00 PM