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Sung Kang

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

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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. Aug 28 - 2:46 PM

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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.
Aug 25 - 6:37 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.
Aug 24 - 1:48 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.
May 24 - 9:20 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.
Apr 22 - 8:30 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.
Apr 12 - 8:38 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.
Feb 28 - 4:03 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.
Feb 21 - 6:37 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.
Feb 20 - 4:15 PM

Overnight co-leader Sung Kang backed up with a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in today's third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to post 13-under 202, down two places on the leaderboard and into a two-way T3.

This was Kang's first 36-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR in his 58th career start. He didn't play terribly on day three at Pebble Beach Golf Links, circling three birdies against a lone bogey, but how do you follow a career-best 11-under 60 in R2. The Tour grad split 10 (of 14) fairways and landed 12 greens in regulation and gained strokes on Nos. 1, 6 and 14 from between three and 12 feet. His lone squared was a failed scramble at the par-4 ninth. Kang heads to Sunday three adrift of 54-hole leader Phil Mickelson.
Feb 13 - 8:39 PM

Sung Kang bombarded Monterey Peninsula Country Club’s Shore Course with a bogey-free, 11-under-par 29-31=60 to set a course (and tournament) record and grab hold of the 36-hole clubhouse lead at 11-under 132. UPDATE: With play completed, Kang shares the 36-hole lead with Hiroshi Iwata.

Kang started on the back nine and birdied three of his first six holes. Adding an eagle-3 on the 16th hole is when the round really started to take shape. Fast forward to his 18th hole of the day and Kang walked onto the ninth tee box with a chance at the coveted 59. It wasn't meant to be, as he settled for par and an 11-under 60. What's remarkable about this round is that Kang avoided any bogeys despite splitting just eight (of 13) fairways. This round goes in the books as his career low (previous best was a 64 on three occasions), beats out Charlie Wi's 61 (2012) as the new MPCC course record, and is the lowest round in the history of the AT&T Pro-Am. He will now ready for a Saturday tee time at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Feb 12 - 5:32 PM

Through three starts, Sung Kang has collected 33.840 FedExCup points and slots 145th in the FEC standings heading into the new year.

The Tour grad is 3-for-3 to open his third season on the PGA TOUR (first since 2012). His season best thus far is T39 (Sanderson Farms), and he followed with T51 (OHL) and T75/MDF at The RSM Classic. Pedestrian at first glance and trending in the wrong direction, but considering the Irving, Texas, resident missed 32 of 51 cuts in his first two seasons on TOUR and 33 of 68 cuts on the developmental circuit, cashing three straight is something to build on. Additionally, it's enough to bump the 28-year-old up 17 spots to No. 26 following the first reshuffle at the conclusion of the RSM.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 05:15:00 PM

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.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 09:44:00 PM

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.
Thu, Feb 5, 2015 06:48:00 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