Height: 6'0" (1.83 m)
Weight: 200 (90 kg)
Age: 22 (March 30, 1998)
Birthplace: Cheongju, South Korea
Residence: Jeju, South Korea
Korea National Sport University
Turned Professional: 2015
City plays from: Jeju-Si, Jeju-do, South Korea
Top 125 in 2018-19 FedExCup standings (thru 2019-20)
PGA TOUR Victories (1):2020 (1) The Honda Classic.
Korn Ferry Tour Victories (2):2018 (2) The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay, WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft-Heinz.
International Victories (1):
Career Low Round:62 - 2019 Wyndham Championship (Round 1)
Career High FedExCup Rank:#1 : 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge
Career High Official World Golf Rank:#21 : 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge
Career Largest Paycheck:$1,260,000 : 2020 The Honda Classic (Finished 1)
2019-20 Season Highlights
Took over the FedExCup lead for the first time in his career following the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, becoming the third player to move to No. 1 in the FedExCup before turning 22, joining Joaquin Niemann and Jordan Spieth.
PGA TOURSanderson Farms Championship - Fell to Sebastian Munoz in a playoff at the Sanderson Farms Championship, earning the first top-two finish of his career. Birdied three of the last five holes in the final round to finish at 18-under 270. Recorded four scores in the 60s for the third time in his career. Made 24 birdies, tied with Bronson Burgoon for most in the field. ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP - Finished T3 at the ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP, marking his second top-three finish of the season. Week was highlighted by a second-round 64. The Honda Classic - Won his first PGA TOUR title in his 50th career start, shooting a final-round 66 to win The Honda Classic by one stroke. At age 21 years, 337 days, became the second player aged 21 or younger to win on the season (first: Joaquin Niemann). Led the field in Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green (3.072 per round). Got up-and-down from a greenside bunker at the 72nd hole to make par and ranked T3 for the week in Sand Save Percentage (75.00%). Cracked the top 25 in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time following the win. Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard - Finished third at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard to take over the FedExCup lead for the first time in his career. Marked his second consecutive third-place result at the event.
National Team Selections
|PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 0 - 1)|
|Season||Events||Rounds||1st||2nd||3rd||Top 10||Top 25||Cuts Made||Cuts Missed||WD||FedExCup Rank||Earnings|
|(A) - Amateur|
|Korn Ferry Tour (Playoff Record: 0 - 0)|
|Season||Events||Rounds||1st||2nd||3rd||Top 10||Top 25||Cuts Made||Cuts Missed||WD||Priority Rank||Earnings|
|(A) - Amateur|
|THE PLAYERS Championship||Masters Tournament||PGA Championship||U.S. Open||The Open Championship||WGC-HSBC Champions||WGC-Mexico||WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play||WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv|
|THE NORTHERN TRUST||Dell Technologies Championship||BMW Championship||TOUR Championship|
- Grew up playing The Club at Nine Bridges which later became the host of THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES.
- Played junior golf tournaments with Si Woo Kim in South Korea growing up.
- First came to the United States in 2017 to compete in the second stage of Korn Ferry Q-School
- Favorite foods include pizza, hamburgers and pasta.
- Never uses #4 golf ball because the number is a symbol of bad luck and sounds similar to the word "death" in South Korea.