Tom Kim Player Profile And What's In The Bag
Article Updated - October 2023
TOM KIM made a successful defence of his Shriners Children’s Open title at TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas. At the age of just 21, this was his third PGA Tour victory - only Tiger Woods managed the same thing at a younger age.
He finished with a round of 66 for a 20-under-par total of 264 to finish a stroke ahead of Adam Hadwin, who holed a magnificent birdie putt on the 18th for a closing 67.
A shot further back were Eric Cole, who finished with a 62, JT Poston, Sweden’s Alex Noren and Taylor Pendrith.
Kim began the day as joint 54-hole leader with Hadwin and birdied the first, third and fourth. He dropped a shot at the fifth and another went at the sixth but he finished the front nine with another birdie to reach the turn in 33. He also birdied the 12th, 13th and 15th and closed the deal with a 320-yard drive at the last to set up a comfortable par.
Unsurprisingly, he was delighted with his week’s work. Kim said: “It was a long day but I felt confident and knew that I was playing well. This has been a long season and it is great to defend this title. I am stoked.
“Winning a third title is special. This is my first full season and it has been a grind at times. There were some difficult times during the summer so this feels really good."
Kim was born in Seoul in June 2002 and is one of the youngest ever winners on the PGA Tour. His given name is Joo-hyung but he grew up in Australia and chose Tom because he was a childhood fan of Thomas the Tank Engine.
Kim is the son of a professional golfer, Kim Chang-ik.
In 2018 he won the Philippine Amateur Championship and the W Express RVF Cup Amateur Championship.
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.
Kim won the 2022 Singapore International. The following week he was second at the Singapore Open, finishing the season as leading money winner on the Asian Tour.
In July 2022 Kim finished third at the Scottish Open.
He won the Wyndham Championship after a final round of 61 and made it to the 2022 FedEx Cup Playoffs and qualified for the International Team in the Presidents Cup.
He won the Shiners Children’s Open in October 2022 (at the start of the 2022-23 season), becoming the first player since Tiger Woods in 1996 to win twice before turning 21 years old. He did not make a bogey (or worse) over 72 holes, becoming the first player to do so on Tour since Joaquin Niemann at the 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic and first en route to victory since J.T. Poston at the 2019 Wyndham Championship.
His victory in 2022 took him to third place in the FedEx Cup standings.
Shriners Children's Open - 1st
Open de France - T6th
Tour Championship - T17th
BMW Championship - T10th
FedEx St Jude Championship - T24th
The 151st Open - T2nd
Genesis Scottish Open - T6th
Rocket Mortgage Classic - CUT
Travelers Championship - T38th
US Open - T8th
Driving Distance - 296.8 Yards
Driving Accuracy - 67.31%
Greens in Regulation - 69.25%
Sand Saves - 44.44%
Putts Per Round - 28.79
Scoring Average - 69.31
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