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].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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