Who's who: I.K. Kim

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Who's who: I.K. Kim

  • Name:

    In-kyung "I.K." Kim
  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Born:

    June 13, 1988 in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2006

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): British Women's Open (2017). Multiple wins on the LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour.

Did you know?

After earning co-medalist honours at the LPGA Tour Q-School, Kim turned pro at the end of 2006 with full LPGA Tour playing rights secured for 2007. Her first win came in 2008, with further wins on the Tour and in Europe in 2009 and 2010. Her fourth place finish on the Ladies European Tour Order of Merit in 2010 earned her the LET's Rookie of the Year Award for that year.

A firmly established winner on the LPGA and LET Tours, Kim recorded her first major championship victory in 2017, when the Women's British Open became the first ever major championship played at Kingsbarns Links in Scotland.

Top tournaments won by I.K. Kim

2017
Majors
270 (-18)
$504,821
Ricoh

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Kim, I.K.

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$504,821

Title sponsor

Ricoh

The Ricoh Women's British Open (41st) (Aug 3-6). Second-placed Jodi Ewart Shadoff (Eng) finished 2 shots behind first-time major championship winner In-kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor). [Kingsbarns Links, nr St Andrews, Fife].

2017
America
Highland Meadows
263 (-21)
$240,000
Marathon

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kim, I.K.

Venue

Highland Meadows

Score

263 (-21)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

Marathon

Played as the Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning & O-I (July 20-23). Second-placed Lexi Thompson (USA) finished 4 shots behind In-Kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor), who clinched the win with a closing round of 63. [Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, nr Toledo, OH].

2017
America
202 (-11)
$225,000
ShopRite

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kim, I.K.

Score

202 (-11)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

ShopRite

Played as the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer (June 2-4). Second-placed and defending champion Anna Nordqvist (Swe) finished 2 shots behind In-Kyung "I.K."Kim (S Kor), who recorded her second LPGA Tour win. [Bay course, Seaview Resort, Galloway, nr Atlantic City, NJ].

2016
Europe
271 (-17)
€75,000
ISPS Handa

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Kim, I.K.

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

€75,000

Title sponsor

ISPS Handa

Played as the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters (Sept 8-11). Second-placed Belen Mozo (Esp) finished 5 shots behind In-kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor), who recorded her second win in this event in three years. [Hubbelrath GC, nr Dusseldorf, Germany].

2016
Asia
268 (-24)
US$315,000
Reignwood

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Kim, I.K.

Score

268 (-24)

Prize money

US$315,000

Title sponsor

Reignwood

Played as the Reignwood LPGA Classic (Sept 29-Oct 2; LPGA Tour event; last played in 2014). Second-placed Mi-jung Hur (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind In-kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor). [Reignwood Pine Valley GC, Nankou, Beijing, China].

2014
Europe
270 (-18)
€75,000
ISPS Handa

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Kim, I.K.

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

€75,000

Title sponsor

ISPS Handa

Played as the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters (July 3-6). Second-placed Nikki Campbell (Aus) finished 5 shots behind In-Kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor), who claimed her second Ladies European Tour win. [Buckinghamshire GC, Denham, Bucks].

2010
America
269 (-19)
$220,000
Banamex/Corona

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kim, I.K.

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$220,000

Title sponsor

Banamex/Corona

Played as the Lorena Ochoa Invitational presented by Banamex and Corona Light (Nov 11-14). Second-placed Suzann Pettersen (Nor) finished 3 shots behind In-Kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor). [Guadalajara CC, Jalisco, Mexico].

2010
Awards
€193,154
see Score
Ryder Cup Wales

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Kim, I.K.

Venue

Score

€193,154

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Ryder Cup Wales

In-Kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor) won the LET 2010 Ryder Cup Wales Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. She finished fourth on the Tour's (money-based) Order of Merit, with earnings of €193,154.

2009
Europe
270 (-18)
€75,000
Omega

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Kim, I.K.

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

€75,000

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters (Dec 9-12; LET season-ending event). Second-placed Michelle Wie (USA) finished 3 shots behind In-kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor), who recorded her first Ladies European Tour win. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

2009
America
Panther Creek CC
271 (-17)
$255,000
State Farm

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kim, I.K.

Venue

Panther Creek CC

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

State Farm

Played as the LPGA State Farm Classic (June 4-7). Se Ri Pak (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind In-Kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor). [Panther Creek CC, Springfield, Illinois].

2008
America
Blackhawk CC
278 (-10)
$180,000
Longs Drugs

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kim, I.K.

Venue

Blackhawk CC

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Longs Drugs

Played as the Longs Drugs Challenge (Oct 9-12). Second-placed Angela Stanford (USA) finished 3 shots behind first time LPGA Tour winner In-Kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor). [Lakeside course, Blackhawk CC, Danville, CA].

2005
Amateur
BanBury GC
5 & 4
amateur
USGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Kim, I.K.

Venue

BanBury GC

Score

5 & 4

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

USGA

Played as the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. In-kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor) beat Inbee Park (S Kor) 5 and 4 in the final. [BanBury GC, Eagle, Idaho].

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