Joohyung Kim

Joohyung Kim

Height: 6'0" (1.83 m)
Weight: ( kg)
Age: 20 (June 21, 2002)
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Turned Professional: 2018
City plays from: South Korea

Exempt Status

PGA TOURTournament winner (thru 2023-24)

Career Victories

PGA TOUR Victories (1):
2022 (1) Wyndham Championship.
International Victories (6):
2019 Panasonic Open India. 2022 The Singapore International. 2019 Raya Pakistan Open. 2019 Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament. 2019 PGM ADT Championship. 2020 KPGA Gunsan CC Open.

Player Statistics

Career Low Round:

61 - 2022 Wyndham Championship (Round 4)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#35 : 2022 Wyndham Championship

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#21 : 2022 Wyndham Championship

Career Largest Paycheck:

$1,314,000 : 2022 Wyndham Championship (Finished 1)

2021-22 Season Highlights

Joined the PGA TOUR as a Special Temporary Member after The Open Championship and won the Wyndham Championship three starts later, becoming a full-time member and qualifying for the FedExCup Playoffs.

Genesis Scottish Open - Finished solo-third at the Genesis Scottish Open, earning his first career top-10 on the PGA TOUR. Led the field in Par-3 Scoring Average (2.85). Wyndham Championship - Earned his first PGA TOUR title at the Wyndham Championship, joining the PGA TOUR as a full-time member and qualifying for the FedExCup Playoffs. Became the second player since World War II to win before the age of 20 years, 2 months, joining Jordan Spieth (2013 John Deere Classic). Made a quadruple bogey on his first hole of the tournament (No. 1 in R1), becoming the first player on record (since 1983) to make a quadruple bogey or worse on the first hole of an event and go on to win and the fifth to record such a score on any hole and go on to win. Became the first player to win as a Special Temporary Member since Collin Morikawa at the 2019 Barracuda Championship. Carded a final-round 61, including a front-nine 27. Became the ninth player on record (since 1983) to record a final-round score of 61 or better and go on to win and first since Rory McIlroy at the 2019 RBC Canadian Open. Front-nine 27 was the 15th nine-hole score of 27 or lower in PGA TOUR history. Became the ninth Korean to win on TOUR and recorded the 22nd TOUR victory by a Korean.

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: 15 54 1 1 3 6 12 3 $2,627,596
2022 9 34 1 1 3 5 8 1 35 $2,529,338
2021 5 18 1 4 1 $98,258
2020 1 2 1
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments

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 CUT 23 T47
2020 CUT


  • Goes by "Tom," a nickname he had as a child after Thomas the Tank Engine in the TV series "Thomas & Friends."
  • Lived in various countries growing up including China, Thailand, Australia and the Philippines.
  • Is fluent in Tagalog, English and Korean.
  • As a 17 year old, secured three victories on the Asian Development Tour in 2019 and earned playing rights on the Asian Tour for the remainder of the season.
  • Won his first professional event in Malaysia in 2019 on the Asian Development Tour by a margin of six strokes.
  • With his maiden PGA TOUR title at the 2022 Wyndham Championship, became the first TOUR winner born after 2000.