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Joohyung Kim Player Profile And What's In The Bag

By: | Mon 08 Aug 2022 | Comments

Joohyung Kim shot a final round of 61 to win the Wyndham Championship, his maiden PGA Tour title.

It is a victory that should not come as a surprise. He finished third at the Genesis Scottish Open and seventh at last week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic before completing an improbable run from a quadruple bogey on his first hole at Sedgefield Country Club.

The victory moved him to 34th in the FedEx Cup standings and 21st in the world rankings. It also gives him a great chance of being picked to play in the Presidents Cup.

“Hopefully, this gives me a close chance to make that team,” said Kim.

The 20-year-old ended the week on 20 under and well ahead of compatriot Sungjae Im, who holed out from the fifth fairway for eagle and birdied three of his last five holes in a final-round 68, with John Huh also sharing second on 15 under.

Victory sees Kim become a full-time member of the PGA Tour and makes him eligible to compete in the season-ending FedExCup play-offs, which begin on Thursday at the FedEx St Jude Championship.

Kim holed putts from 20 feet and 25 feet to post back-to-back birdies from the second and added another from 12 feet at the fourth, before a brilliant approach into the par-five fifth set up an eight-foot eagle and took him five under after just five holes.

A 20-foot birdie at the next was followed by an impressive save from half the distance at the seventh, with successive gains from the eighth seeing Kim reach the turn in 27 and equal the second-lowest nine-hole score in PGA Tour history.

Kim started his back nine with a bogey after a wayward tee shot and missed a six-foot birdie opportunity at the par-three 12th, only to end a run of pars by making a two-putt birdie at the par-five 15th.

A superb tee-shot into the par-three 16th set up a close-range birdie to move Kim to nine under and leaving him requiring a birdie-birdie finish to card a sub-60 round, only for him to complete a resounding victory with back-to-back pars.

Who is Joohyung Kim?

Kim was born in Seoul in June 2002 and is one of the youngest ever winners on the PGA Tour. He started his professional life on the Asian Development Tour, where he won three times. He has also won twice on the Korean Tour and twice on the Asian Tour.

His victory takes him to 34th place in the FedEx Cup standings and 21st in the world rankings.

He averages 301 yards from the tee, hits 72.29% of fairways and 70.59% of greens in regulation. He averages 4.4 birdies per round and 28.78 putts per round.

What's in Joohyung Kim's Bag?

Driver: Titleist TSR3 (9 degrees)

Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Black 6 X

3-wood: Titleist TSR3 (13.5 degrees)

Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Pro White 70 TX

Irons: Titleist T200 (2), Titleist T100 (4-PW)

Shafts: Fujikura Ventus Black HB 10 TX (2), Project X 6.0 (4-PW)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (52-12F, 56-10S), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (60-A)

Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron TourType GSS Prototype

Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Tour 2.0

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride MCC Align

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