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In-Kyung Kim
2009 LPGA Championship - In-Kyung Kim (4) cropped.jpg
Kim at the 2009 LPGA Championship
Personal information
Full nameIn-Kyung Kim
NicknameI. K.
Born (1988-06-13) 13 June 1988 (age 34)
South Korea
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Sporting nationality South Korea
ResidenceRancho Santa Fe, California, U.S.[1]
Career
Turned professional2006
Current tour(s)LPGA Tour (joined 2007)
Ladies European Tour (joined 2010)
Professional wins10
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour7
Ladies European Tour4
Best results in LPGA major championships
Chevron Championship2nd: 2012
Women's PGA C'shipT5: 2010
U.S. Women's Open2nd: 2013
Women's British OpenWon: 2017
Evian Championship6th: 2016
Achievements and awards
Ladies European Tour
Rookie of the Year
2010
Kim In-Kyung
Hangul
김인경
Hanja
金人卿
Revised RomanizationGim Ingyeong
McCune–ReischauerKim In-kyŏng

Kim In-Kyung, also called In-Kyung Kim and I. K. Kim (born 13 June 1988), is a South Korean professional golfer currently playing on the LPGA Tour.

Amateur career

Kim was a member of the Korean National Team in 2003 and 2004 and won three tournaments on the International Junior Golf tour. In 2005, playing on the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA), she won the 2005 Hargray Junior Classic. Also in 2005, she won the U.S. Girls' Junior and was the medalist in the stroke play portion of the U.S. Women's Amateur.

Professional career

Kim earned co-medalist honors at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in Florida in December 2006 as an amateur to earn full exempt status for the 2007 season.[2] She turned professional immediately following the tournament.

In her rookie year of 2007 she had four top-10 finishes on the LPGA Tour. In 2008, she had seven top-10 finishes and claimed her first win at the Longs Drugs Challenge.[3]

In June 2009, she claimed her second career title with a one-shot win over compatriot Se Ri Pak to take the LPGA State Farm Classic in Illinois.[4] In December 2009 Kim won her third professional title, winning the Dubai Ladies Masters on the Ladies European Tour.[5]

Kim won her fourth professional title and third LPGA title at the 2010 Lorena Ochoa Invitational. The day after she won, she announced that she had donated her entire $220,000 winnings to charity: half to the Lorena Ochoa Foundation which funds educational programs for children in Mexico and the other half to an American charity. The donation amounted to nearly 20 percent of her total winnings to date for the 2010 season.[1][6]

In 2010 Kim also won Rookie of the Year honors on the Ladies European Tour. She joined the LET in 2010 after winning the Dubai Ladies Masters in December 2009. In 2010, she had won €193,154.69 in four LET events, including three top-10 finishes.[7]

Currently, former PGA Tour caddy Michael Dunsmore carries Kim's bag. In early 2010, Kim bought a home in Rancho Santa Fe, California, a suburb north of San Diego. She practices at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, where she is an honorary member.[1]

On the final day of the 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship, Kim had a one-foot putt on the 18th green to seal her first major championship. The putt lipped out, forcing a playoff with Sun-Young Yoo, which Yoo won. This disappointment was followed by a relative dry spell for Kim on LPGA Tour which included two playoff losses, and one win on the European Ladies Tour in 2014. The LPGA dry spell ended in October 2016 when Kim won Reignwood LPGA Classic held in China. In 2017 Kim won three times on the LPGA Tour, including her first major title at the Women's British Open.[8]

Professional wins (10)

LPGA Tour wins (7)

Legend
Major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (6)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up Winner's
share ($)
1 12 Oct 2008 Longs Drugs Challenge 67-69-69-73=278 −10 3 strokes United States Angela Stanford 180,000
2 7 Jun 2009 LPGA State Farm Classic 69-68-69-65=271 −17 1 stroke South Korea Se Ri Pak 255,000
3 14 Nov 2010 Lorena Ochoa Invitational 69-68-68-64=269 −19 3 strokes Norway Suzann Pettersen 220,000
4 2 Oct 2016 Reignwood LPGA Classic 70-64-68-66=268 −24 1 stroke South Korea Mi Jung Hur 315,000
5 4 Jun 2017 ShopRite LPGA Classic 66-67-69=202 −11 2 strokes Sweden Anna Nordqvist 225,000
6 23 Jul 2017 Marathon Classic 65-67-68-63=263 −21 4 strokes United States Lexi Thompson 240,000
7 6 Aug 2017 Women's British Open 65-68-66-71=270 −18 2 strokes England Jodi Ewart Shadoff 504,821

LPGA Tour playoff record (0–5)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2007 Wegmans LPGA Mexico Lorena Ochoa Lost to par on second extra hole
2 2010 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic South Korea Na Yeon Choi, United States Christina Kim
South Korea Song-Hee Kim
Choi won with birdie on second extra hole
3 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship South Korea Sun Young Yoo Lost to birdie on first extra hole
4 2013 Kia Classic Spain Beatriz Recari Lost to birdie on second extra hole
5 2014 Portland Classic United States Austin Ernst Lost to par on first extra hole

Ladies European Tour wins (4)

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up Winner's
share ()
1 12 Dec 2009 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters 70-65-67-68=270 −18 3 strokes United States Michelle Wie 75,000
2 6 Jul 2014 ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters 71-68-63-68=270 −18 5 strokes Australia Nikki Campbell 75,000
3 11 Sep 2016 ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters (2) 67-70-71-63=271 −17 5 strokes Spain Belén Mozo 75,000
4 6 Aug 2017 Women's British Open 65-68-66-71=270 −18 2 strokes England Jodi Ewart Shadoff 431,180

Major championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
2017 Ricoh Women's British Open 6 stroke lead −18 (65-68-66-71=270) 2 strokes England Jodi Ewart Shadoff

Results timeline

Results not in chronological order before 2020.

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Chevron Championship CUT T28 T44
U.S. Women's Open CUT T61 T3 T3 4
Women's PGA Championship T21 CUT T16 T5
Women's British Open T42 T9 T20 T3
Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Chevron Championship T10 2 T55 T39 T51 49 T27 T30 T4 T64
U.S. Women's Open T10 CUT 2 T30 T35 CUT CUT T34
Women's PGA Championship T12 T25 T22 CUT T30 CUT T8 T14
The Evian Championship ^ T19 T27 T16 6 T10 T11 NT
Women's British Open T37 T10 T47 CUT T50 1 T39 T51 CUT
Tournament 2021 2022
Chevron Championship CUT CUT
U.S. Women's Open T26 T51
Women's PGA Championship CUT T21
The Evian Championship ^ CUT
Women's British Open T58

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.

  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
NT = no tournament
T = tied

Summary

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Chevron Championship 0 1 0 2 3 3 15 12
U.S. Women's Open 0 1 2 4 5 5 15 11
Women's PGA Championship 0 0 0 1 2 9 14 10
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 2 5 7 6
Women's British Open 1 0 1 2 4 5 14 12
Totals 1 2 3 9 16 27 65 51
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 16 (2008 U.S. Open – 2012 LPGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 4 (2010 LPGA – 2011 Kraft Nabisco)

LPGA Tour career summary

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins 2nds 3rds Top
10s
Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2005 1 1 0 0 0 0 T39 n/a 75.67
2006 1 0 0 0 0 0 MC n/a 77.00
2007 25 21 0 1 0 4 2 454,226 31 72.63 35
2008 27 22 1 0 1 8 1 773,956 22 71.54 18
2009 25 21 1 1 2 10 1 1,238,396 8 71.00 13
2010 21 20 1 1 2 12 1 1,210,068 7 70.51 6
2011 20 18 0 1 3 9 T2 862,312 10 70.96 8
2012 21 17 0 1 0 5 2 561,302 26 71.31 20
2013 23 23 0 2 0 9 2 1,125,389 7 70.49 7
2014 18 15 0 1 0 2 2 349,765 48 71.63 39
2015 20 16 0 0 1 2 3 339,622 54 71.60 39
2016 17 14 1 0 0 4 1 628,908 29 71.03 25
2017 17 12 3 0 0 6 1 1,227,674 12 70.09 13
2018 16 13 0 1 0 5 2 460,644 50 71.16 34
2019 15 12 0 0 0 2 T4 402,109 53 71.21 49
2020 3 2 0 0 0 0 T58 11,836 147 74.00 n/a
2021 9 6 0 0 0 0 T26 69,620 122 72.45 n/a
2022 14 6 0 0 0 0 T21 145,412 105 72.85 139
  • Official as of 2022 season[9]

Team appearances

Professional

References

  1. ^ a b c Leonard, Tod (29 November 2010). "Tiny 'I-K' Kim making big impression on LPGA Tour, others". Sign on San Diego. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  2. ^ "2006 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament: Final-round story". LPGA. 3 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 December 2006. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  3. ^ "In Kyung Kim wins Longs Drugs Challenge". Archived from the original on 9 September 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Kim secures LPGA Classic victory". BBC Sport. 7 June 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2009.
  5. ^ "Wie's charge falls short, Kim wins Dubai title". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Associated Press. 12 December 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
  6. ^ Bacon, Shane (16 November 2010). "In-Kyung Kim wins LPGA event, donates entire winnings to charity". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  7. ^ "In-Kyung Kim clinches 2010 Ryder Cup Wales Rookie of the Year". Ladies European Tour. 11 December 2010.[dead link]
  8. ^ "I.K. Kim Eclipses Her Past to Win the Women's British Open". The New York Times. Associated Press. 6 August 2017.
  9. ^ "In-Kyung Kim – Results". LPGA. Retrieved 1 December 2022.
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