As we spotlight a new player each week we will provide an in depth look into her life on and off the course. This week be sure to read the buzz all about I.K. Kim.
I.K. Kim's heart too big to be broken by missed putt
by Steve DiMeglio
PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Inner demons have not haunted I.K. Kim since she missed a tap-in on the 72nd hole that would have won the Kraft Nabisco Championship earlier this year, nor have any nightmares jolted her awake from a deep sleep to make her painfully aware of the unforgettable blunder in the LPGA tour's first major championship of the season.
Instead, life, as Kim knows it and lives it, goes on. Life, she added, is a journey that need not be interrupted for extended periods of time dwelling on her darkest moments on the golf course. More>>
I.K. Kim finds way to give back
by Beth Ann Baldry
GALLOWAY, N.J. – The last time we saw I.K. Kim, she stood in shock on the 18th green at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the victim of a stunning miss from a foot away. The gaffe cost her the year’s first major title.
Fast forward to Saturday afternoon at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, Kim sat cross-legged on a chair outside the media room at the Seaview Hotel, seconds removed from handing a check for $102,300 to the Special Olympics. That money was the second half of her winner’s check from the 2010 Lorena Ochoa Invitational. She gave the first half to Ochoa’s foundation. More>>
Inspired by Special Olympics Golf Invitational
LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. – Three-time LPGA winner and Special Olympics Global Ambassador for golf, I.K. Kim, joined more than 200 Special Olympics golfers from throughout the United States and Canada today, Sept. 6, for the 13th Annual Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational Tournament at The Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, Ariz. Kim played a practice round with Special Olympics athletes, presented a skills clinic and participated in the tournament’s Opening Ceremonies. More>>
I.K. Kim – LPGA Tour Player Profile
We caught up with the three time LPGA Tour winner I.K Kim to discuss her 2012 season and aspirations for the future. More>>
I.K. Kim continues stellar play at U.S. Open
by Beth Ann Baldry
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – I.K. Kim’s alarm went off at 4:30 a.m. Saturday. She returned for the 7 a.m. restart and finished Round 2 in 2-under 69, good for a 3 under total and the clubhouse lead. The 66th U.S. Women’s Open is starting to feel like a bad run-on sentence. What day is it? What round are we on?
“It doesn’t feel like it’s Saturday,” Kim said. “I don’t know, really.”
Kim’s U.S. Women’s Open record as a professional is impressive. After a T-61 in 2007, Kim finished T-3, T-3, 4th in the last three years. She has three LPGA victories in 4 1/2 years on tour, and finished T-10 and T-12 in the first two majors of 2011. More>>