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Whee Kim |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/22/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 172
College: Yonsei University

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Whee Kim bobbed and weaved to a 2-under-par 34-35=69 in the rain-delayed finale of the Barbasol Championship to post 14-under 270, good for a three-way tie for third, five shots back of champion Scott Piercy.
In the midst of the 19th start of his rookie season, Kim began his final round at 12-under (T3) and three back. He outpaced four bogeys with six birdies on the day to round off a season and career-best finish, supplanting his T8 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans back in April. The Web.com Tour grad struggled today with his ball-striking, finding the short grass eight (of 14) times and missing seven greens, recording a -1.052 in strokes gained: tee-to-green. He salvaged the round with 1.577 strokes gained: putting for a cumulative 7.376, ranking the 23-year-old third in that category. His six birdies on Sunday gave him 24 on the week, T2 in that stat for the tournament. Kim is projected at 139th in the FedExCup standings, still outside of the playoff picture. Jul 19 - 11:00 PM

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Overnight co-leader Whee Kim bobbed and weaved to a 3-under-par 31-37=68 in the third round of the Barbasol Championship to post 12-under 201, one shot back of 54-hole co-leaders Scott Piercy and Ricky Barnes.

Kim shared the 36-hole lead at 9-under with Mark Hensby, leading by one over Emiliano Grillo, Charlie Beljan and Sam Saunders. On his outward half, he was more than up to the task, penciling birdies at Nos. 1, 3, 5 and 7 to turn 4-under. After the break however, the 23-year-old began to leak oil, squaring bogeys at 11 and 12. He bounced back with circles on 13 and 14 to keep the pace, only to drop another shot at the 15th. Two of his three squares on his inward nine came the result of three-putts, including from 35'7" at the par-3 12th. In total, Kim striped 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 16 greens in regulation, registering 1.750 putts per GIR. The Web.com Tour grad has one top 10 (T8, Zurich Classic of New Orleans) on 18 starts in his rookie season.
Jul 18 - 7:49 PM

At 9-under-par 67-66=133, Whee Kim shares the lead at the halfway point of the Barbasol Championship with Mark Hensby.

The rookie did what he was supposed to do in piling onto Thursday's success. He hit 14 greens in regulation today and circled six birdies, including rolls from just outside 13 feet at Nos. 11 and 7. He squared only one bogey, that a 5 at the 14th hole. Now, Kim opened both of his previous two starts with red numbers and finished T67-MC, but he wasn't in this position on either occasion.
Jul 17 - 7:53 PM

Whee Kim signed for a 4-under-par 34-33=67 following his opening round of the Barbasol Championship, finishing three strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Kim has flirted with the bubble around the top 150 in the FedExCup standings for several months, but he descended in Opelika, Alabama, slotted 157th in points. It's always challenging for a rookie to retain status, but he's shown enough form to warrant some faith. At Grand National's Lake Course today, Kim manufactured 13 scoring opportunities and converted for birdie six times. The set included rolls of 20'5" and 13'2" at Nos. 10 and 11, respectively. He also salvaged bogey from 10'3" at the par-4 third where he had to take a penalty after a wayward approach.
Jul 16 - 4:10 PM

Whee Kim comes face-to-face with TPC River Highlands at this week's Travelers Championship.

The PGA TOUR rookie continues to be hit or miss, as expected. Kim has three top 25s in 15 starts but he also sports eight finishes outside the top 50. Statistically, he is most impressive on his approach shots, ranking 73rd on TOUR in proximity to hole. Gamers can give Kim a look this week in deeper leagues, but his expectations should be kept at a reasonable level given this will be his first trot around TPC River Highlands.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jun 22 - 10:33 PM

Whee Kim has gained entry into this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

The rookie was the first alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon, but he didn't garner a tee time until Scott Stallings withdrew this morning. Kim makes his debut in every tournament, so that he's 146th in the FedExCup standings is mildly impressive. And it was only four weeks ago that he recorded a career-best T8 in New Orleans. Alas, last week's missed cut in Charlotte ended his consecutive paydays streak at five.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 20 - 10:55 AM

Whee Kim turned in the low final round of the day at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans signing for a bogey-free 8-under-par 32-32=64 and posting 17-under 271.

Kim started the final round at 9-under (T33) and seven shots back of the 54-hole lead. On the round he found the short grass 10 (of 14) times and hit 13 greens in regulation on his romp to a six birdie, one eagle joy ride at his TPC Louisiana debut. His T8-finish is his first top 10 in 11 PGA TOUR starts this season bumping him from 518 to 426 in the Official World Golf Ranking. This is also a career-best finish in 48 total TOUR starts.
Apr 26 - 8:56 PM

Whee Kim has gained entry into this week's Shell Houston Open.

Kim was the first alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He wiggled in following two withdrawals this morning. The PGA TOUR rookie is 5-for-9 this season but has just one top-45 finish (T21, Pebble Beach). While he hasn't played the PGA TOUR since a T47 in Puerto Rico, Kim laced it up at last week's Chitimacha Louisiana Open on the Web.com Tour and shared 23rd place. Not surprisingly, he'll be making his debut in the SHO.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 30 - 12:51 PM

Whee Kim will take his talents south of the border for this week's Puerto Rico Open.

The PGA TOUR rookie enters the week with four missed cuts on the season and an equal number of cuts made. He currently sits outside the top 140 in both strokes gaines:tee-to-green and strokes gained: putting. This will be Kim's ninth PGA TOUR start so it's a little early to judge, but gamers should keep him on their radar moving forward.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 4 - 8:42 PM

Whee Kim has been added to the published field of this week's Humana Challenge.

The rookie started the week as the second alternate, but gained entry when Robert Allenby withdrew. Kim went 2-for-5 in the fall, but fared no better than T49 at the Shriners. As a result, he plummeted 18 spots in the Web.com Tour reshuffle to 40th. He'll be making his first appearance at the Humana, but every TOUR stop marks a new debut for the 22-year-old.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 20 - 10:30 AM

Whee Kim has secured paychecks in two of his five PGA TOUR starts to kick off his rookie season.

Kim hasn't been all that competitive, with his T49 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open the highlight thus far. That relegates him to a distant 176th in the FedExCup standings. He's broken 70 in just three of his 13 rounds.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 08:20:00 PM

PGA TOUR rookie Whee Kim shot 4-over-par 39-35=74 in his third round of The McGladrey Classic to post 4-over 214 and miss the 54-hole cut by five strokes.

With 88 golfers surviving the 36-hole cut, the MDF provision was in play for the second consecutive week. Kim was two strokes inside the bubble in Vegas last week, but he gets Sunday off at Seaside, but will still collect FedExCup points and earnings. The others snipped today are: 210--Martin Laird ... 211--Charles Howell III; Lucas Glover; Brian Davis; John Rollins; Brice Garnett; Andres Gonzales; Steve Wheatcroft; Scott Pinckney ... 212--Adam Hadwin; Jim Renner; Johnson Wagner; Ryan Armour ... 213--Nick Watney ... 214--Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño; Nick Taylor. The final round is scheduled to begin at 7:50 a.m. ET on Sunday with all 71 golfers beginning at the first hole. Jon Curran will go off as a single while the rest of the field will compete in pairs. The co-leaders have tee times at 1:10 p.m.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 06:01:00 PM

Whee Kim locked up his PGA TOUR card for the first time and will look to carry the momentum throughout the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season.

At 22 years of age, Kim and his potential are a relative unknown. He does already have a professional win under his belt, coming at the 2012 Shinhan Donghae Open on the Korean Tour. In two years on the Web.com Tour, Kim has amassed five top 10s, which includes a runner-up finish at the 2013 Mexico Championship Presented by Banamex. The rookie will enter the year at 22nd in the opening reshuffle which should provide plenty of early-season opportunities.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 09:08:00 AM

Whee Kim signed for a 3-under-par 34-34=68 in the third round of the Cleveland Open to claim a share of the 54-hole lead at 11-under 202.

Kim circled four birdies to just one bogey on his lap around Lakewood Country Club. His 15 GIR were a big jump from nine in the first round and 10 in the second, and a big reason as to why he was able to shoulder his way to the top. In 33 previous Web.com Tour events, his previous best finish was a tie for second in Mexico last season. He will try and earn his first win on Sunday.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 05:53:00 PM

Whee Kim turns his attention to the El Bosque Mexico Challenge on the Web.com Tour this week.

Kim was a co-runner-up here last season, so he has his expectations set high. He tied for eighth in Colombia to start the season, but has failed to crack the top 30 in his subsequent four starts. He currently sits 40th on the all-important Web.com Tour money list.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 09:41:00 PM