Birdie Kim

Korea, Republic of

5'9"

2004

$1,209,422.00

Korea University

Race to CME Globe

134

Rolex Ranking™

821

Birdie Kim Bio

5’9”...Started playing golf at the age of 11...Credits her family as the individuals most influencing her career...Competed as Ju-Yun Kim in 2004...Married Bai Kyu Lee on Dec. 15, 2007…Enjoys reading books…Qualified for the LPGA Tour by finishing fourth on the 2003 Futures Tour season-ending money list.

Career

  • In 2012, competed in the U.S. Womens’ Open Championship and an additional 14 events on the Symetra Tour.
  • In 2009, best finish was a tie for 29th at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger.
  • In 2008, best finish was a tie for 14th at the HSBC Women's Champions.
  • In 2007, recorded two top-10 finishes, including second at The Mitchell Company LPGA Tournament of Champions, where she crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings; tied her career-low 65 in the opening round of the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill.
  • In 2006, best finish was a tie for 19th at the Safeway International Presented by Coca-Cola.
  • In 2005, won her first career event at the U.S. Women’s Open, holing a wedge shot from the greenside bunker on the final hole to become the 14th player in LPGA history to make the U.S. Women’s Open her first career win; carded a career-low 65 in the opening round of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger, where she tied for 29th.
  • In 2004, returned to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she tied for 12th to retain exempt status for the 2005 LPGA season.
  • In 2003, finished fourth on the Futures Tour money list to earn exempt status for the 2004 LPGA season; competed on the Futures Tour and won the Bank of Ann Arbor Futures Classic; tied for seventh at the Korean Women’s Open Championship.
  • In 2001, joined the Futures Tour and won the Chumash Casino Futures Classic and the Southwestern Bell Futures Classic.
  • In 2000, turned professional in November.


    Amateur
    Kim was the silver medalist at the 1998 Asian Games. She was the 1998-99 Korea Junior Championship winner and from 1998-2000 was a member of the Korean National Team. She won a total of 19 tournaments in Korea as an amateur.

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