Mi Hyun Kim
Name:Mi Hyun Kim
Also known as:Kimmie
Born:Jan 13, 1977 in Incheon, South Korea.
Occupation:Professional golfer and golf instructor.
Total professional wins (21), including LPGA of Korea wins (13) and LPGA Tour wins (8). LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year (1999).
Former LPGA Tour player, who played her last season on the Tour in 2011.
Played as the SemGroup Championship presented by John Q Hammons (May 4-6; formerly John Q. Hammonds Classic). Kim (S Kor) beat Juli Inkster (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole, to record the last of her eight LPGA Tour wins. [Cedar Ridge CC, Broken Arrow, nr Tulsa, OK].
Played as the inaugural Ginn Clubs & Resorts Open (April 27-30). Second-placed Lorena Ochoa (Mex) and Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Kim (S Korea). [Reunion Resort, nr Orlando, Florida; front-nine of Palmer course combined with back-nine of Watson course].
Played as the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic presented by Kroger (July 13-16). Mi Hyun Kim (S Kor) beat Natalie Gulbis (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, nr Toledo, Ohio].
Played as the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic (July 19-21). Second-placed Kelly Robbins (USA) finished 1 shot behind Kim (S Kor). [Squaw Creek CC, Vienna, Ohio].
Played as Wendy's Championship for Children (Aug 2-4). Second-placed Hee-Won Han (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Kim (S Kor), who recorded her fifth LPGA Tour win. [Tartan Fields GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, Ohio].
Played as the Safeway LPGA Golf Championship (Sept 22-24). Mi Hyun Kim (S Kor) beat Jeong Jang (S Kor) with a par at the second playoff hole. [Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, Oregon].
Kim (S Kor) won the LPGA Tour 1999 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Award based on a points accumulation for finishes in Tour events. Kim finished eighth on the LPGA money list, with earnings of $584,246.
Played as the State Farm Rail Classic (Sept 4-6). Second-placed Janice Moodie (Scot) and defending champion Pearl Sinn (S Kor/USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Kim (S Kor). [Rail GC, Springfield, Illinois].
Played as the First Union Betsy King Classic (Oct 7-10). Second-placed Jenny Lidback (USA), Helen Dobson (Eng) and Beth Daniel (USA) finished 1 shot behind Kim (S Kor). [Berkleigh GC, Kutztown, Pennsylvania; at the time Berkleigh CC].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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