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Official World Golf Ranking: 388
Born: Wed,Jul 14,1993 - Seoul, South Korea
Age: 29y 1m 5d, Nationality: KOR
Height: 5' 11, Weight: 165lbs
Home: Houston, Texas
College: University of California-Berkeley
Turned Pro: 2013, Joined PGA Tour: 2016
Notes: Under the guidance of his father, Kim started playing golf at age 8. His Torrey Pines High School team won the state title in his senior season and the Southern California crown his final three years in high school. In his first two seasons at the University of California, was one of the nation's leading golfers in both the collegiate and amateur ranks. As a sophomore in 2012-13, was Pac-12 Player of the Year, named first-team All-American and became Cal's first National...

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Michael Kim

Under the guidance of his father, Kim started playing golf at age 8. His Torrey Pines High School team won the state title in his senior season and the Southern California crown his final three years in high school.
In his first two seasons at the University of California, was one of the nation's leading golfers in both the collegiate and amateur ranks. As a sophomore in 2012-13, was Pac-12 Player of the Year, named first-team All-American and became Cal's first National Player of the Year in four different selection processes.
In 2012, he won the Isleworth Collegiate Championship. He had a one-shot lead going into the final round but ended up in a fairway bunker, made the shot onto the green and had a two-putt to win. Kim cites this experience as his most memorable in golf. Finished runner-up at the 2012 Gopher Invitational.
Competed in the 2012 U.S. Amateur Public Links and made it to the round of 16 in match play. Also played at the 2011 U.S. Amateur and finished T32nd. Also competed in 2010, but did not make the cut.
Was named 2013 Jack Nicklaus Award winner as top collegiate player of the year. Won the Fred Haskins Award for college golf excellence the same year. Was low amateur at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion, being as high as T-3rd through 15 holes of the third round. Eventually finished T-17th. Represented the U.S. on the Palmer Cup as well as the Walker Cup at The National Golf Links. At the end of 2014, played the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament as an amateur (was still enrolled at Cal and competing on the golf team). Opened strong with 68-69-66 before three disappointing final rounds of 70-74-75 to finish T-56th. Had the option to activate his membership at any time during the 2014 season, provided he declared his professional intentions. Two days after Q-School, he announced he had turned professional.
2014 Web.com Summary: Tournaments Entered - 17; In Money - 11; Top-10 Finishes - 2; Scoring Average - 69.82 (Rank 19th); Money - $91,659 (Rank 48th); Finals Money - $27,7755 (43rd); Priority Rank (61st); Best Finish, T-2nd, Price Cutter Charity.
2015 Web.com Summary: Tournaments Entered - 24; In Money - 19; Top-10 Finishes - 5; Scoring Average - 69.29 (Rank 3rd); Money - $190,243 (Rank 13th); Finals Money - $8,960 (82nd); Priority Rank (35); Best Finish, T-3rd, Rust-Oleum Championship and Digital Ally Open. The Digital Ally finish moved him up to No. 20 and the timely Portland performance (8th) wrapped up the 13th spot on the money list, which secured his PGA Tour card for 2015-16.
2016 Notes: Played consistently in his rookie season, making 22 cuts in 29 starts. Recorded four top-25 finishes, with the best result a T-11th at the Barbasol Championship, where he posted four rounds in the 60s for the only time in the season. One of seven rookies who advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs. Finished 118th after missing the cut at The Barclays to end his season.
2017 Notes: Made the cut in 19 of 28 starts during his sophomore season on the PGA Tour, highlighted by his first top-10 finish at the season-opening Safeway Open. Did not crack the top-10 again, but managed six top-25 finishes. Finished the season 100th in the FedExCup standings following missed cuts at the opening two FedExCup Playoffs events.
2018 Notes: Played 27 PGA Tour events, making 10 cuts with one top-10 finish. Was 81st in the FedExCup standings. Playing in his 84th event on the PGA Tour and a day after his 25th birthday, won the John Deere Classic by eight shots over Francesco Molinari. Kim did it with rounds of 63-64-64-66, the lowest score in his PGA Tour career. Going into the Deere, in 22 starts in 2018 had just three top-25 finishes, the best was T-15th at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (teamed with Andrew Putnam). With his John Deere win, Kim got the last spot in the British Open at Carnoustie, where he finished T-25.
2019 Notes: Since the Shriners Hospitals For Children Open, he has missed 13 cuts in his last 14 starts. Best finish was T-32nd at the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

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Career at a Glance: Starts: 227, Cuts Made: 116 (51%), Top Tens: 13 (6%) , Rounds: 648, Scoring Avg: 70.78, Career Earnings: $4,021,595 - Best Finish: John Deere (1st)
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