Mi Hyun Kim

Korea, Republic of

5'1"

1999

$8,620,511.00

Sun Gkyun Kwan University

Race to CME Globe

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Mi Hyun Kim Bio

5’1”...Started playing golf at the age of 11...Credits her father as the individual most influencing her career...Married Won Hee Lee in December 2008…Hobbies include shopping, playing pool and playing the piano...Qualified for the LPGA Tour on her first attempt.

Career

  • In 2012, after finishing in a tie for 61st at the LPGA KEB-Hanabank Championship she retired from full-time competition.
  • In 2011, finished tied for 23rd at the CN Canadian Women's Open; tied for 33rd at the Kraft Nabisco Championship; tied for 72nd at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup.
  • In 2010, finished tied for 29th at the Kia Classic Presented by J Golf.
  • In 2009, best finish was a tie for ninth at the HSBC Women's Champions.
  • In 2008, best finish was a tie for third at the LPGA Corning Classic, where she crossed the $8 million mark in career earnings; recorded three additional top-10 finishes - all at major championships - including a tie for sixth at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, a tie for 10th at the McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola and a tie for sixth at the U.S. Women's Open; led the Tour with a 26.95 putting average.
  • In 2007, recorded her eighth LPGA career victory at the SemGroup Championship Presented by John Q. Hammons, where she defeated Juli Inkster in a one-hole, sudden-death playoff; donated $100,000 to the United Way Greensburg Disaster Relief Fund to aid tornado victims in Kansas following her victory; crossed the $7 million mark in career earnings with a tie for second at the LPGA Corning Classic.
  • In 2006, recorded victories at the inaugural Ginn Clubs & Resorts Open and the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger, where she defeated Natalie Gulbis in a three-hole, sudden-death playoff; crossed the $6 million mark in career earnings with a fifth-place finish at the Wegmans LPGA.
  • In 2005, recorded nine top-10 finishes, including a season-best runner-up finish at the CJ Nine Bridges Classic Presented by Sports Today; crossed the $5 million mark in career earnings with a tie for 12th at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger.
  • In 2004, best finish of the season was a tie for second at the Wegmans Rochester LPGA Presented by Lincoln Mercury; crossed the $4 million mark in career earnings with a tie for sixth at the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill.
  • In 2003, best finish was a tie for third at the Kellogg-Keebler Classic.
  • In 2002, won back-to-back events, both in Ohio—Giant Eagle LPGA Classic and Wendy’s Championship for Children at Tartan Fields; posted three runner-up finishes; crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings after her win at the Wendy’s Championship for Children at Tartan Fields; won the State Farm LPGA Series Bonus Pool.
  • In 2001, finished second three times—lost to Annika Sorenstam in a one-hole, sudden-death playoff at The Office Depot Hosted by Amy Alcott, lost to Rosie Jones in a one-hole, sudden-death playoff at the Kathy Ireland Championship Honoring Harvey Penick, and the Weetabix Women’s British Open, where she placed behind Se Ri Pak to mark the first time South Koreans have finished one-two in an LPGA major championship; recorded the second hole-in-one of her LPGA career at the First Union Betsy King Classic; posted a career-low 62 (-9) during the final round of the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic Presented by ALLTEL; crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings after the Weetabix Women’s British Open.
  • In 2000, defeated Jeong Jang on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff at the Safeway LPGA Golf Championship to claim her first playoff victory; the very next week, lost in a sudden-death playoff to Lorie Kane at the New Albany Golf Classic; crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings; won two events on the Korea LPGA (KLPGA) Tour.
  • In 1999, was named Rolex Rookie of the Year on the strength of two wins and 12 total top-10 finishes; became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the State Farm Rail Classic, then won again a month later at the First Union Betsy King Classic; recorded her first LPGA career hole-in-one during the third round of the du Maurier Classic.
  • In 1998, tied for 12th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to gain exempt status for the 1999 LPGA season.
  • From 1996-1997, competed on the KLPGA Tour where she won nine times.
  • In 1996, turned professional.


    Amateur
    Kim recorded 15 victories in Korea, five while attending Yongin University.

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