K.H. Lee

K.H. Lee

Height: 5'9" (1.75 m)
Weight: 176 (80 kg)
Age: 31 (August 24, 1991)
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Residence: Goyang City, Korea
Family: Wife, Joo Yeon Yu; Celine Yuna

Education: Korea National Sport University (2014)
Special Interests: Singing karoke
Turned Professional: 2010
City plays from: Seoul, South Korea


Exempt Status


PGA TOURTournament winner (thru 2023-24)

Career Victories


PGA TOUR Victories (2):
2021 (1) AT&T Byron Nelson. 2022 (1) AT&T Byron Nelson.
International Victories (4):
2012 Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup [Jpn]. 2015 Honma Tourworld Cup [Jpn]. 2015 Kolon Korea Open [OneAsia]. 2016 Kolon Korea Open [OneAsia].

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

63 - 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson (Round 4)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#26 : 2022 BMW Championship

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#39 : 2022 BMW Championship

Career Largest Paycheck:

$1,638,000 : 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson (Finished 1)

2021-22 Season Highlights


Successfully defended his title at the AT&T Byron Nelson and advanced to the TOUR Championship for the first time in his career, finishing No. 27 in the FedExCup standings. Marked his fourth consecutive season qualifying for the FedExCup Playoffs. Recorded two top-10s and made 21 cuts in 28 starts. Named to the International Team at the 2022 Presidents Cup via captain's pick.

PGA TOUR
WM Phoenix Open - Held a one-stroke lead after the first round of the WM Phoenix Open before finishing T38. Marked his second career 18-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR and first since the 2019 Travelers Championship. AT&T Byron Nelson - Won the AT&T Byron Nelson for the second consecutive year, earning his second PGA TOUR title. Became the first player to collect his first two PGA TOUR victories at the same event (back-to-back) since Daniel Berger at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in 2016 and 2017. Became the fourth player to win the AT&T Byron Nelson back-to-back, joining Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson. Marked the third successful title defense of the season on TOUR and first since Sam Burns at the Valspar Championship. Carded a 9-under 63 in the final round, his first career score of 63 or better on TOUR. the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday - Held a share of the lead after the first round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday before finishing T53. Made two eagles (No. 9/R1, No. 11/R3), tied for most in the field. BMW Championship - Finished T5 at the BMW Championship to move from No. 33 to No. 26 in the FedExCup standings and qualify for the TOUR Championship for the first time in his career. Carded a final-round 65, tied with Viktor Hovland for lowest in the field.

National Team Selections


Presidents Cup : 2022

Career Records


PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 0 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 118 366 2 1 1 8 25 73 44 1 $8,299,337
2022 28 98 1 2 8 21 7 26 $3,347,180
2021 33 106 1 1 3 8 22 11 31 $3,085,133
2020 25 72 1 4 13 12 97 $781,808
2019 30 84 1 2 5 16 13 1 108 $1,061,457
2018 1 4 1 $23,759
2014 1 2 1
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments


PGA TOUR
THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession
2022 T55 CUT T41 T37 CUT
2021 T41 CUT T54
2020 CNL
2019 CUT
2014 CUT
FedExCup Playoffs
FedEx St. Jude Championship Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
2022 T20 T5 27
2021 T47 T12
2020 T29
2019 CUT

Personal


  • Graduated from high school in Seoul in 2010. Attended Korean Sports University, the same school as fellow 2018 Korn Ferry Tour grad Sungjae Im.
  • Is an only son.
  • If not a professional golfer, would be a singer. Took lessons in South Korea and considered a career as a singer. While he is shy singing in front of others, has a very good voice. Enjoys listening to rock music.
  • Was a shot put athlete before taking up golf at age 13. Started golf to lose weight, but ended up falling in love with the game.
  • Motto is "A rolling stone gathers no moss."
  • Bucket list item is a tour around the world and riding a motorcycle.
  • Started a junior golf tournament in Seoul, titled the Lee Kyoung Hoon Junior Golf Tournament held every April/May. Grew up playing junior golf tournaments and wanted to return the favor.
  • Close with LPGA players Sei Young Kim and Hana Hang.