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Michael Kim |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/14/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 150
College: University of California

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Michael Kim went 7-for-7 in scrambling and laced Sea Island Resort's Plantation Course for a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-33=67 in today's second round of The RSM Classic.
This was the kind of round a rookie will recall when he needs to dig deep because that's exactly what he did today. In challenging conditions along the coast, Kim piped 10 (of 14) fairways and picked off three birdies before an eagle at the par-5 16th hole. He posted 8-under 134 and sits just three shots in arrears of the 36-hole clubhouse lead. Nov 20 - 3:41 PM

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Michael Kim opened the Sanderson Farms Championship with a 6-under-par 34-32=66 and sits four strokes off the overnight lead.

The rookie's debut at the Country Club of Jackson had a little bit of everything. For starters, while he missed five (of 14) fairways, he hit every greens in regulation, the only in the field to turn that trick. And despite that, he squared a pair of bogey-5s late in his opening nine (Nos. 16 and 18). But he compensated wonderfully by balancing eight birdies equally per side. Among four that disappeared from outside 13 feet, the longest measured 38'7" at the par-4 second hole and 40'9" at the par-5 third.
Nov 5 - 7:04 PM

Michael Kim followed his opening 71 at the Open with a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in today's second round.

For the second straight day, the rookie found eight (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation. He also squared two bogey-5 again, but countered with seven birdies today, four more than the lid-lifter. His most notable went in the books as a zero-putt 15-yarder at the par-4 12th hole, but Kim also connected conventionally from 30'9" and 12'2" at the par-4 fourth and 17th holes, respectively. He reached the midpoint in 6-under 138, two strokes off the pace of 36-hole clubhouse leader Martin Laird.
Oct 16 - 6:19 PM

Michael Kim shot 1-under-par 35-36=71 in today's opening round of the Open.

The 22-year-old product of the University of California split eight (of 14) fairways and landed 13 greens in regulation in his first round as a rookie on the PGA TOUR. He traded three birdies with two bogeys before finishing eight swings back of overnight leader Brendan Steele. Kim was on our radar in part because he withdrew during the opening round of the Tour Championship with an illness.
Oct 15 - 10:19 PM

Michael Kim is included in the published field of next week's Open.

And we're off again. Well, almost. The 2015-16 season doesn't begin until Oct. 15, but it will have been only three weeks since the TOUR Championship wrapped last season. Kim played the following week at the Tour Championship but withdrew with only 11 holes in the books due to an illness. He opens his rookie campaign on the PGA TOUR in the 33rd position in the reshuffle, so he's the third-from-last man in the field. Just proves how valuable every stroke matters all season on the Tour and in the four-event Finals. Kim is 0-for-2 as a pro on TOUR, but he survived both cuts as an amateur in 2013, including a T17 at the U.S. Open.
Oct 10 - 2:16 AM

Michael Kim withdrew during his opening round of the Tour Championship due to an illness.

The soon-to-be PGA TOUR rookie completed 11 holes in 6-over-par with two birdies, two bogeys and three doubles. He went 2-for-4 during the Tour Finals with a T66 and a T29 in the first and third legs, respectively. Prior to it, the 22-year-old wrangled five top 10s, all within a 10-start span. As a product of the University of California, Berkeley, Kim would be opening his PGA TOUR membership at the Open at Silverado Resort and Spa in nearby Napa, but it remains to be seen if the field of 144 will loop in his number on merit. He finished 13th in regular-season earnings, but will take a tumble as a result of a quiet showing in the Finals and the imminent reshuffle that will blend in the 25 grads to be determined.
Oct 1 - 8:11 PM

Michael Kim spun a bogey-free 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the second round of the Price Cutter Charity Championship to take the 36-hole lead by one stroke at 13-under 131.

Kim's second lap around Highland Springs CC featured six birdies, three on each nine, and 12 pars. Worth a mention, he also went blemish-free in the first round. The irons have been the key to his success thus far, landing 16 GIR in each of his rounds. While his 13 birdies are tied for sixth in the field, clearly the ability to eliminate mistakes stands as the biggest factor for his success. He entered this week 96th on the Tour money list, but would likely move inside the top 25 with a win.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 10:51:00 PM

Michael Kim captured the 2013 Jack Nicklaus Award and is exempt into the Memorial Tournament by virtue of that accomplishment.

Kim's is a non-member on the PGA TOUR, and his only other start of the 2013-14 season came at the Farmers Insurance Open, where he went 70-80 to miss the cut. He has made two of his three Tour cuts this season and ranks 151st on that money list. A collegiate star at Cal, much is expected over the next few years for this budding star.
Mon, May 26, 2014 10:10:00 PM

Michael Kim has decided to turn professional after two-and-a-half years at the University of California.

The 2013 Jack Nicklaus Award recipient finished T56 at Q School on Tuesday, but he was already angling at the play-for-pay ranks. He'll make his first appearance as a pro at the Farmers Insurance Open on Jan. 23-26. "I kind of realized how much of a grind Q School is, and I really don’t want to do that again," he said. "I probably won’t get that many starts on the, so I’ll have to play well when I do. I just felt like it was time to move on. I feel like I’ve accomplished everything I can in college, other than a national championship." It was right around this time last year that another college stud, Jordan Spieth, left the University of Texas midterm. However, Kim's game won't necessarily parallel that of the 2013 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year. "I'm not going to be a Dustin Johnson, bombing it around the course," Kim added. "I want to be Zach Johnson -- hit it down the middle and then kill it with my short game and putting."
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 12:03:00 AM

Michael Kim turned in a 1-over-par 71 in the third round of the U.S. Open and enters the final round at 4-over 214.

Kim moved all the way into a tie for third at even par with three holes to play in his third round, but swallowed two bogeys and a double bogey on his final three holes. Still, the final groups are finding Merion's finishing holes almost as difficult as he did, so his standing has improved while sitting in the clubhouse. On the 100th anniversary of Francis Ouimet's U.S. Open win, perhaps he could provide some fireworks of his own in the final round.
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 07:36:00 PM