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Hyo Joo Kim
Rookie Year
2015
Age
26
Race to CME Points
822.248

Kim grabbed her first golf club when she was seven years old on her way to register for a taekwondo academy. 

LPGA Tour Victories (5 wins, 1 major)

  • 2022 LOTTE Championship presented by Hoakalei
  • 2021 HSBC Women's World Championship
  • 2016 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic
  • 2015 JTBC Founders Cup
  • 2014 Evian Championship*

*as a non-member

Olympics (1)

  • 2020 Tokyo Olympics (T15)

2021 in a Nutshell

  • 16 events, 15 cuts made, $855,962 (21)
  • Earned her fourth LPGA Tour victory at the HSBC Women's World Championship; she also recorded three additional top-10 results
  • Represented the Republic of Korea in the Tokyo Olympics

Career Highlights:

2020:

  •  Did not compete in 2020

2019:l

  • 21 events, 20 cuts made, $1,290,743 (10)
  • Recorded a career-high 12 top-10 finishes with three runner-up performances and crossed the $4 million mark in career earnings with a seventh place finish at the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA
  • Ranked first in putts per GIR (1.72) and putting average (27.59) and second in sand saves (62.35%), scoring average (69.41) and rounds under par (60)

2018:

  • 22 events, 18 cuts made, $753,439(25)
  • Finished runner-up to Ariya Jutanugarn in a four-hole playoff at the U.S. Women's Open

2017:

  • 22 events, 18 cuts made, $492,408 (38)
  • Recorded four top-10 finishes in 22 starts, including a season-best T7 result at the Ricoh Women's British Open

2016

  • 27 events, 23 cuts made, $753,638 (20)
  • Had six top-10 finishes and captured the third LPGA victory of her career at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, where she also crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings
  • Finished ranked third on Tour in putting average (28.79), fourth in putts per GIR (1.75) and ninth in birdies (367)

2015:

  • 25 events, 22 cuts made, $923,221 (13)
  • Became a Rolex First-Time Winner with her victory at the JTBC Founders Cup and had eight additional top-10 finishes
  • Finished second in the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year race

2014:

  • 4 events, 4 cuts made competing as a non-member
  • Captured the 2014 Evian Championship for her first LPGA victory and Major Championship
  • Shot a 10-under, 61, in the opening round of the Evian Championship, the lowest round in Major Championship history
  • Added top-10 finishes at all three of her other LPGA events, including a solo fourth at the LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf
Leaderboard
KPMG Women's PGA Championship Bethesda, MD
Round 4 To Par Thru
1 Lexi Thompson -7 5
2 Sei Young Kim -6 7
3 In Gee Chun -5 6
4 Hye-Jin Choi -4 6
T5 Atthaya Thitikul -2 7
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