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].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
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