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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 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. Jun 22 - 10:33 PM

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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.
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 Tour and shared 23rd place. Not surprisingly, he'll be making his debut in the SHO.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 Tour money list.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 09:41:00 PM

Whee Kim spun a bogey-free 6-under-par 31-34=65 in the second round of the Mylan Classic to take a two-stoke lead at 11-under 131.

Kim has experienced his share of leads in early in the week on the Tour this year, most recently in the first round of the Stadion Classic at UGA, but has failed to close the deal. His round featured six birdies at Southpointe GC despite landing just half his GIR. His 1.591 putting average for the week ranks him fourth in the field.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 09:12:00 PM

Whee Kim fired a 5-under-par 33-33=66 in the opening round of the Stadion Classic at UGA, staking his claim to a share of the lead.

It's the second time this season Kim's shared the lead after 18 holes, doing so at the Chile Classic before finishing in a tie for 26th. He opened his day on the 10th hole and went six holes without a par, circling five birdies and squaring his first of two bogeys before finally settling in with a par on the 16th hole. As it would turn out, both of his bogeys came on par 5s on the back nine. He will now see if he can handle the pressure of sleeping on a lead a little better than he did in Chile.
Thu, May 2, 2013 09:47:00 PM

Whee Kim fired an 8-under-par 30-34=64 to grab a one-stroke lead at the Chile Classic over Scott Harrington and Edward Loar.

Kim's round started with immediate fireworks, holing out for an eagle on the par-4 10th and backing that up with a birdie on the very next hole. After turning in 6-under, he would trade one birdie for one bogey on the next seven holes, then finish with back-to-back birdies on the eighth and ninth holes to tie the course record at Prince of Wales Country Club in Santiago. The Tour rookie finished T11 in Colombia last week after missing the cut in his very first Tour start in Panama.
Thu, Mar 7, 2013 06:02:00 PM

Meen-Whee Kim reached the halfway point of the final stage of Q School in 18-under-par 68-63-67=198, good for a one-stroke lead over Robert Karlsson and two shots ahead of Edward Loar.

Kim also led after 36 holes in the six-round affair at PGA West. The top 25 not already eligible will earn PGA TOUR cards for 2013. The South Korean is eight strokes clear of the golfers just inside that bubble at 10-under 206. Karlsson was one of eight to card a field-low 65 in the third round. Other notables on the leaderboard include Vaughn Taylor (201), Billy Horschel (201), Kris Blanks (202), Kyle Reifers (202), Camilo Villegas (203), Heath Slocum (203), Ross Fisher (203) and Joseph Bramlett (204). Notables at even par or worse through 54 holes include: 216--Todd Hamilton; Peter Tomasulo; Alexander Noren ... 217--Jeff Klauk ... 218--Richard S. Johnson; Kelly Kraft; Todd Demsey; Derek Fathauer ... 219--Steve Flesch; Skip Kendall; Steve Allan ... 220--Alex Prugh; Dustin Garza ... 221--Chris Wilson ... 222--Paul Claxton ... 227--Scott Brown.
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 06:56:00 PM