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Official World Golf Ranking: 156
Born: Thu,Mar 15,1984 - San Jose, Calif.
Age: 39y 2m 23d, Nationality: US
Height: 5'6
Home: Orlando, Fl.
College: De Anza Community College
Turned Pro: 2002, Joined LPGA: 2003
Notes: Started playing golf at the age of 11. Credits her father and coach Man Kim, and her mother as the individuals who most influenced her career. Her hobbies include reading, writing, studying history, and yoga. In 1999, she played in the U.S. Girls Junior Championship. Played in the 2000 U.S. Women's Amateur and made it to the round of 32. In 2001, she made it to the quarterfinals at the U.S. Girls' Junior, the round of 16 at the U.S. Women's Amateur, and then played in her f...

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Christina Kim

Started playing golf at the age of 11. Credits her father and coach Man Kim, and her mother as the individuals who most influenced her career. Her hobbies include reading, writing, studying history, and yoga.
In 1999, she played in the U.S. Girls Junior Championship. Played in the 2000 U.S. Women's Amateur and made it to the round of 32. In 2001, she made it to the quarterfinals at the U.S. Girls' Junior, the round of 16 at the U.S. Women's Amateur, and then played in her first U.S. Women's Open, where she finished 50th.
From 2003-2011, she played in every U.S. Women's Open, with her best finish at the 2010 and 2011 Opens with a T-8th.
Recorded a 62 (-8) at the 2001 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship, which led her to medalist honors for the stroke-play portion of the event. She played on the Futures Tour in 2001 as an amateur.
In March 2002, turned professional. Won the Hewlett-Packard Garden State Futures Golf Classic on the Futures Tour and finished 2nd on the Futures Tour money list to earn exempt status for the 2003 LPGA Tour season on the strength of 12 top-10 finishes in 18 events.
In 2003, best finish was a T-4th at the Welch's/Fry's Championship, where she carded a career-low 62 in the third round.
In 2004, became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the Longs Drugs Challenge, where she recorded all four rounds in the 60s. On the strength of 11 birdies, tied her career-low 62 during the first round of the State Farm Classic, where she eventually finished 2nd. Recorded the first hole-in-one of her LPGA career during the first round of the Wegmans Rochester LPGA.
In 2005, won her second LPGA Tour event at The Mitchell Company Tournament of Champions, crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings at the Sybase Classic, and became the youngest player in LPGA history to earn $1 million in her career (record has since been broken). Recorded second career hole-in-one during the final round of the Weetabix Women's British Open. Was a member of the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup Team, posting a 2-1-1 record in her first Solheim Cup appearance. Played in all 30 tournaments in which she was eligible to compete, and in 95 of 96 tournaments she had been eligible for in 2003-05.
In 2006, her best finish was a T-5th at the Ginn Clubs & Resort Open, where she recorded the third hole-in-one of her LPGA career during the final round.
In 2007, her best finish was 2nd at the LPGA State Farm Classic and a T-2nd at the Safeway Classic. Crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings at the Wegmans LPGA and carded her fourth LPGA career hole-in-one at the Honda LPGA Thailand 2007.
In 2008, her best finish was a T-2nd at the Michelob ULTRA√?¬†Open at Kingsmill, recorded eight additional top-10 finishes, crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings with a T-15th at the Navistar LPGA Classic.
In 2009, qualified for her second U.S. Solheim Cup Team by finishing 6th on the points list, posted a 3-1-0 overall record, including the final point to clinch the Cup for the U.S. Team. Best finish was a T-3rd at the Ricoh Women's British Open, her best finish at a major championship.
In 2010, her best finish was a T-6th at the SimeDarby LPGA Malaysia. T-8th at the U.S. Women's Open and T-9th at the Ricoh Women's British Open. Played in seven LET tournaments and posted three top 10 finishes with a season-best T-2nd at the Open de Espana Femenino at Flamingos Golf in the Costa del Sol. Also T-4th at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters and T-9th at the Ricoh Women's British Open. Finished 26th on the Money List with season's earnings of $436,050.
In 2011, she finished 58th on the LPGA money list with $149,275 in earnings, without a single top-10 finish all season. Her best finish with 21 starts was 13th at the Avnet LPGA Classic. Played in 10 Ladies European Tour events and she won at the Sicilian Ladies Italian Open for her first victory on that Tour, and her first victory in several years. Kim's next best finish was T-9th at the ANZ RACV Ladies Masters. She also represented the U.S. at the Solheim Cup for the third time in her career with a 1-0-1 record.
2012 Notes: Best finish in 19 starts was a T-49th at the ShopRite LPGA Classic. Kim played in three events co-sanctioned by LET with the following results: T69th Gold Coast RACV Australian Ladies Masters, MC Australian Open, and T52nd Evian Masters. Season's earnings: $38,384 (110th).
2013 Notes: Played in 20 events, making 13 cuts and earning $126,535 which placed her 76th on the money list. Had three top-20 finishes including a season-best T-11th at the North Texas LPGA Shootout.
2014 Notes: She was 27th on the money list with $570,374 and 26th in CME points with a win at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational. She made 22 cuts in 27 starts with three top 10s. Kim won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational for her first LPGA title in nine years, beating Shanshan Feng in a playoff after losing a five-stroke lead. Kim won with a tap-in par on the second playoff hole at Club de Golf Mexico after the two had tied at 15-under 273. It was Kim's first win since she announced on her blog in July 2012 that she suffered from bouts of depression. She was 2nd at the ShopRite Classic, shooting 10-under, 203, and finishing six shots back of winner Stacy Lewis. It was her first runner-up finish on Tour since the 2010 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic.
2015 Notes: Was 69th on the LPGA money list and 64th in CME points. She made 24 cuts in 29 starts and had her only top-10 finish of the year with a T8 at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
2016 Notes: Played in 27 LPGA events making 21 cuts. Had 3 top-ten finishes including a 2nd at the LPGA Volvik Championship and the next week was 4th at the ShopRite LPGA Classic. After a T-39th at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship was T-6th at the Cambia Portland Classic. Was 45th on the money list with $411,085 and 59th in CME points.
2017 Notes: Played in 25 LPGA Tour events making 16 cuts. Was 87th on the money list with $151,669 in earnings and finished 90th on the CME points list. Best finish T-13th at the MCKAYSON New Zealand Women's Open.
2018 Notes: Played in 21 LPGA Tour events making 14 cuts. Was 94th on the money list with $121,430 in earnings, was 91st on the CME points list. Best finish T-17th at the ShopRite Classic.
2019 Notes: Played in 20 LPGA Tour events making 7 cuts. Was 117th on the money list with $79,209 in earnings, placed 113th on the CME points list. Kim's best finish was T-19th at the Marathon Classic. She lost her Tour card and returned to the LPGA Q Series regained her card for 2020 by finishing T-24th.
2020 Notes: Played in 15 LPGA Tour events making 11 cuts with three top-ten finishes. Was 67th on the money list with $167,125 in earnings, finished 54th on the CME points list. In the summer of 2019 started a new diet and during the COVID-19 break stepped up her physician workouts and came back after the break not only lighter but in better shape with more strength and flexibility. Her first start of the season was T-9th at the ISPS Handa Vic Open and T-10th at the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open. It was her first top-ten since the summer of 2016. She was T-10th again at the ShopRite Classic.
2021 Notes: Best finish T-17th at the HUGEL-AIR PREMIA L.A. Open.

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Career at a Glance: Starts: 490, Cuts Made: 349 (71%), Top Tens: 52 (11%) , Rounds: 1555, Scoring Avg: 72.19, Career Earnings: $6,162,748 - Best Finish: 1st (3 times)
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