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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 makes his way back to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, for another shot at this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
Kim finished at even-par last year in his debut. On the bright side, he was able to enjoy the vacation time after his weekend became available. Kim went on to finish inside the top 125 on the money list on the season and retain his card, thanks to a five-pack of top 25s. He is young and still in search of his first PGA TOUR victory. Keep him on your radar moving forward. Nov 11 - 6:33 PM

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Whee Kim finds his way back to Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course this week for another shot at the Open.

Kim opens his sophomore season on the heels of a 13-for-23 rookie campaign. He missed out on the Playoffs, finishing 141st in the FedExCup race. However, he didn't lose his TOUR card thanks to his final ranking of 121st on the money list. Kim missed the cut here last year in his debut and gamers should not be surprised if he repeats that performance in Napa this week.
Oct 14 - 7:56 PM

Whee Kim battled to a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in the third round of the Quicken Loans National for a 54-hole aggregate of 12-under 201, two strokes back of clubhouse leader Troy Merritt.

Kim began the day at 8-under (T5) and three strokes back. The Tour grad opened in bogey-free, 3-under on his outward half, circling birdies at Nos. 3, 5 and 9. After the break, he outpaced two bogeys with three birdies, including a 21-footer at the par-4 15th for his longest roll of the day. In total, he piped 10 (of 14) fairways and missed four greens in regulation, including at the last. On the par-4 finisher, he short-sided his approach (from the fairway) into a greenside bunker and it lead to a closing bogey. He also dropped a shot at the par-4 12th after failing to get up-and-down. The 23-year-old is making his QLN debut, and owns two top 10s on his rookie season of 20 starts, including a T3 at the Barbasol Championship where he co-lead after 54 holes.
Aug 1 - 5:29 PM

Whee Kim is 8-under-par 68-66=134 at the break of the Quicken Loans National and sits just one stroke off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Kim failed to find momentum in Canada after a T3 in Alabama, missing the cut at Glen Abbey, but here he is again in Virginia. He's totaled 30 greens in regulation at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville. Today's 16 GIR yielded six birdies, including walk-off 3s at Nos. 17 and 18. His longest measured just 13'4" at the par-5 14th hole, but Kim also saved par from 11'5" at the par-3 fourth. The rookie started the week slotted 144th in the FedExCup standings and 133rd on the money list.
Jul 31 - 1:56 PM

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 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

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 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.
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.
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