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Sung Kang

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/4/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 170

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World No. 210 Sung Kang rebounded for a 5-under-par 32-34=66 in the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to conclude on 11-under 273, up 25 spots on the live leaderboard to T10.
The 29-year-old, who arrived off three straight missed cuts, was T40 in his only other visit to TPC Scottsdale so he betters that easily. He was T3 thru 36 holes (68-65) and just one back, but a 74 in R3 dumped him all the way to T35 to begin the finale. The South Korean, who resides in Coppell, Texas, mustered just five (of 14) fairways but hit 15 greens in regulation, posting 1.667 putts per GIR and 2.892 SG: Putting. He squared a lone bogey-4 at 12 but camouflaged it with six birdies en route to a season best in his ninth start, previously T21 at the no-cut CIMB Classic. Feb 5 - 3:46 PM

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Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 210 Sung Kang styled a 6-under-par 32-33=65 in the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open for a two-day tally of 9-under 133, up 14 spots on the live leaderboard to T3, one back of clubhouse leaders Byeong Hun An and Brendan Steele.

The 29-year-old ends a slump of three straight missed cuts on TOUR and five of his last six. He was one (of nine) stranded on Day 1 due to darkness, returning on Friday morning to completed one hole (in par) and finish off a five-birdie two-bogey 68. The South Korean striped 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation in R2, gaining 2.679 strokes off-the-tee and 3.879 with the flat stick at the time he signed his card. He squared a lone bogey-4 at four (failed sand save) and overwhelmed it with seven birdies, three from greater than 13 feet with a long of 23'8" at the par-4 second.
Feb 3 - 4:14 PM

The first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open was suspended due to darkness at 6:04 p.m. MST and will resume at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.

This is nothing new for the Phoenix Open as the amount of daylight is the biggest reason the field is restricted to 132 golfers in the first place. Prior to sunset, Sung Kang was closing his round in style. After a quiet 1-under 34 outward nine, he blitzed the back nine with four birdies in a five-hole stretch, starting with the par-5 13th. He currently sits at 4-under thru 17. The 29-year-old finished T40 here way back in his 2012 debut and this is his first time earning his way back.
Feb 2 - 8:43 PM

World No. 210 Sung Kang looks to turn things around at this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open where he's making his second appearance, first since T40 in 2012.

The 29-year-old has missed three straight cuts and five of his last six, interrupted only by a T33 at The RSM Classic before the holiday break, which included a course-record 64 (Plantation Course). Overall, he's 2-for-8 on the season with a best of T21 at the no-cut CIMB Classic. Looking ahead to next week's AT&T Pebble Beach, the South Korean also owns the course (and tournament record) at Monterey Peninsula CC with 11-under 60, which is a career low in 244 rounds. He ranks 70th on TOUR in greens in regulation (72.75 percent) but 208th in putts per GIR (1.825).
Feb 1 - 3:01 PM

Sung Kang set the course record at Sea Island Resort's Plantation Course with an 8-under-par 32-32=64 during round two of The RSM Classic, vaulting up to 5-under 137 after day two, making it through the cut line on the number.

With the Plantation Course being added to the RSM rota last year, it's only been used during four days of play now. While a plethora of golfers have pieced together a 7-under 65, Kang is the first to reach 64. He did so by striping 12 (of 14) fairways and landing 15 greens in regulation. The highlight was an eagle at the par-5 16th. Kang also chipped in for birdie at the par-3 seventh as he was making his way into the clubhouse. This round was a nine-shot improvement over round one when he carded a 3-over 73 at the host course (Seaside). He will now turn his attention back to the Seaside Course for the weekend.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 04:43:00 PM

World No. 186 Sung Kang is in Kuala Lumpur for his tournament debut at the CIMB Classic.

After three straight years on the Tour, the 29-year-old made it back to the main stage last season, finishing 96th in the final FedExCup standings, keeping his card for the first time in his third year on TOUR. He posted seven top 25s in 16 made cuts (29 starts), including a T18 in his Playoffs debut at The Barclays where he closed with a course-record-tying 7-under 64 at Bethpage Black. The Irving, Texas, resident's season best among two top 10s was T8 at the Northern Trust and also posted a T18 at the U.S. Open in his only major appearance in 2016. He arrives off a missed cut (by one) last week at the Safeway (70-72).
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 11:54:00 AM

Sung Kang styled a course-record-tying 7-under-par 32-32=64 in the final round of The Barclays to finish up his tournament and Playoffs debut on 2-under 282, up 46 places on the live leaderboard to T21 and projecting to climb 32 spots to 90th in the FedExCup standings.

The 29-year-old sandwiched a pair of 75s with an opening 68 and today's eight-birdie one-bogey showing. His 64 matched the course record at Bethpage State Park's Black Course, shot by four players, most recently by Johnson Wagner today, three groups ahead of Kang. After finding just six greens in regulation in R3, the South Korean peppered 17 GIR in the finale, circling Nos. 2, 3, 6, 9, 10 and 12-14. That equates to a tidy 1.588 putts per GIR and 1.580 SG: Putting. Five of the eight dropped from greater than eight feet with a long of 22'11" at the par-3 third.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 02:46:00 PM

Making his debut at Bethpage Black, Sung Kang opened his week at The Barclays with a 3-under-par 33-35=68 to sit two strokes off the day-one pace set by Patrick Reed and Martin Larid.

Kang striped nine (of 14) fairways and landed 14 greens in regulation. Overall it was good enough to gain 2.18 strokes tee-to-green. He nearly did the same amount of damage with his flat stick by itself (+1.93 strokes gained putting). The highlights included a 17'9" birdie splash at the par-4 sixth and a 24'1" birdie bomb at the par-3 eighth. Kang entered the week ranked 122nd in the FedExCup race, and is projected to move up to 67th if he were to finish in T7, where he currently sits after day one. The 29-year-old will need to keep his foot on the gas if he wants to jump inside the top 100 and earn his way into the field at TPC Boston next week.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 06:37:00 PM

Sung Kang makes his FedExCup Playoffs debut at The Barclays at Bethpage State Park's Black Course.

The 29-year-old qualifies for the postseason for the first time in his third year on TOUR (2012, 2011). He squeezed-in at No. 122 in the FEC standings but would've also retained his card at No. 112 on the money list. The Irving, Texas, resident went 15-for-27 on the season with six top 25s, two for top 10s -- T8, Northern Trust Open; T10, The Honda Classic. Two weeks ago, he was outside the top 125 in FEC points (No. 130), but a T14 at the John Deere got him in, followed by a T46 last week at the Wyndham.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 01:48:00 PM

Sung Kang will have some home cooking this week as he preps for his second appearance at this week's DEAN & DELUCA Invitational.

The Irving, Texas, resident finished T37 in his 2012 debut at Colonial Country Club, and has made leaps and strides in his game since then. He currently ranks 107th on the FedExCup leaderboard, thanks to a four-pack of 25s in 17 starts. Most recently, he carded three sub-70 rounds at the Byron Nelson last week to finish T34 during another home game. His local knowledge and season form make him a very interesting sleeper this week in deeper fantasy formats.
Tue, May 24, 2016 09:20:00 PM

Sung Kang carded a 5-under-par 31-36=67 during the second round of the Valero Texas Open, tying for the lowest round of the day with Carlos Ortiz and climbing to 6-under 138 on the week.

Kang opened on the back nine with a double bogey at the par-4 10th hole. Not the start you'd expect from the low round of the day, but he bounced back with a 9'2" birdie roll at the par-4 11th hole. Two holes later he missed a 3'6" par-saving putt, again placing the round on shaky ground. Once again he bounced back, this time with a 10'8" birdie splash on the following hole. He added one more circle before making the turn but the big highlight occurred as he was coming into the clubhouse. Kang went for the green in two on the par-5 second hole and successfully landed it 8'1" from the cup where he trickled in a relatively easy eagle. He splashed home three more putts from outside 11 feet, walking off the course having gained 3.324 strokes with the flat stick.
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 08:30:00 PM

Sung Kang takes his talents to Hilton Head Island for a second attempt at this week's RBC Heritage.

Kang recorded rounds of 75-76 during his debut here at Harbour Town Golf Links (2012). The Tour grad is much improved since then, and particular so since the addition of Fluff Cowan on his bag. Kang sports a 5-for-6 record with four top 25s since the duo united at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Gamers should keep their eye out for any confirmation that Cowan is still on the bag this week. His knowledge could prove pivotal this week on a track that his usual partner, Jim Furyk, has won twice.
Tue, Apr 12, 2016 08:38:00 AM

Sung Kang painted a bogey-free 2-under-par 35-33=68 in the final round of The Honda Classic for a 72-hole total of 1-under 279, up 10 on the live leaderboard to T12, and will cash his first check in his third appearance. UPDATE: With play completed, Kang finished in a four-way T10, and if not in on merit, could use the top-10 exemption to get into the Valspar Championship Mar. 10-13.

Thru 54 holes, there were only three bogey-free rounds recorded at PGA National, so Kang's effort on Sunday was no small feat. He was originally 10th alternate for the Honda, but his T8 at the Northern Trust (as an open qualifier) got him in on a top-10 exemption. The 28-year-old began the finale with 12 consecutive pars before back-to-back birdies at 13 and 14 -- both from under seven feet -- and concluded with four more pars. Kang ends the week with only eight birdies, T74 in the field at last check, but is T5 in bogeys (with seven) and T1 in eagles with two, both in round two. He's 15th on the latest Tour reshuffle following the NTO.
Sun, Feb 28, 2016 04:03:00 PM

Sung Kang tossed up a 2-under-par 33-36=69 in the final round of the Northern Trust Open to post 10-under 274, up four places on the leaderboard to a two-way T8.

Kang went for T72 in 2012 in his only other NTO (72-71-73-80) and returned four years later to put up four red numbers (70-69-66-69). He gained notoriety with a career-low and course-record 11-under 60 at last week's Pebble Beach to co-lead after 36 holes. The 28-year-old, who earned his way into this week's field via the open qualifier, eventually settled for a T17 at the AT&T, which at the time, was a season best on seven starts. He easily eclipses that with this week's effort and bags his first top 10 in nearly five years (T3, 2011 Children's Miracle). Kang is currently 10th alternate at The Honda Classic but his top 10 this week should gain him entry if he chooses to accept it.
Sun, Feb 21, 2016 06:37:00 PM

Sung Kang smoothed a 5-under-par 31-35=66 in today's third round of the Northern Trust Open for a three-day total of 8-under 205, up 18 places on the live leaderboard to T10. UPDATE: With play completed, Kang sits in a two-way T12, four adrift of 54-hole leader Bubba Watson.

Kang co-lead after 36 holes last week at the AT&T Pro-Am following a career-low and course-record 11-under 60 in R2. He was still T3 thru 54 holes, but cratered to T17 with a final-round 77, but it was still a season best in seven events. The 28-year-old was the 11th alternate for the NTO when the field was published last Friday but went the Monday Qualifier route instead, and after opening his second appearance in 70-69, put up the low lap of the day thus far. With the second phase of the Tour grad reshuffle coming at the conclusion of this week, Kang is in great position to improve on his current standing of 26th on the list.
Sat, Feb 20, 2016 04:15:00 PM