Mercedes-Benz Championship. 3--
AT&T National. T3--
RBC Canadian Open.
PGA TOUR Best Round
62 at Round 1, AT&T National.
PGA TOUR Highlights
Eagled the 72nd hole to finish T2 at the season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship. At one point in the final round, moved within one stroke of winner Geoff Ogilvy before Ogilvy made an eagle and five birdies to win by six...Forced to withdraw from the 50th Bob Hope Classic hosted by Arnold Palmer after experiencing discomfort in his left shoulder while practicing on Monday of tournament week. Was instructed by doctors to rest the shoulder and undergo treatment during the week before evaluating his return to play. Shot course-record 62 in first round of AT&T National to lead by two strokes. Shared lead with Tiger Woods after 54 holes (10-under) and was paired with Woods for the first time in his career in the final round, shooting 71 to finish third behind Woods and Hunter Mahan. Was the only one of the top six to shoot an over-par round during the tournament. Advanced 13 spots to No. 32 in the FedExCup standings.
Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes
Wachovia Championship, AT&T National.
2008 Season Highlights
Capped a sensational sophomore season on TOUR with two victories (Wachovia Championship and the AT&T National) and a leading role on the victorious U.S. Ryder Cup team. Made the cut in 19 of 22 starts on his way to a fourth-place finish in the FedExCup standings. Notched a career-high eight top-10 finishes, including six top-three finishes...Making his first start of the season in close proximity to his high school, La Quinta High, posted a T3 finish at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Was one of just three players to post all five rounds in the 60s, eventually finishing four strokes behind winner D.J. Trahan...Claimed the second runner-up finish of his career at the Verizon Heritage, three strokes behind champion Boo Weekley. First T2 came in his professional debut at the 2006 Valero Texas Open...Became the youngest winner on TOUR in six years with a five-stroke victory over Ben Curtis at the Wachovia Championship. Kim, 22 at the time, finished at a record 16-under par 272, three strokes better than the previous tournament record held by Tiger Woods. Became the youngest winner since Sergio Garcia won his third TOUR title at the 2002 Mercedes-Benz Championship...Captured second TOUR title with a two-stroke victory over Fredrik Jacobson at the AT&T National with rounds of 67-67-69-65--268. Overcame a three-stroke deficit to 54-hole leader Tom Pernice, Jr., to move into fifth in the FedExCup standings and sixth in the United States Ryder Cup standings. Joined Tiger Woods (4), Kenny Perry (3) and Phil Mickelson (2) as a multiple winner in 2008. The last two players with multiple TOUR victories in one season under age 24 were Adam Scott (2004), who won THE PLAYERS Championship and the Booz Allen Classic at the age of 23, and Sergio Garcia (2001), who won the MasterCard Colonial and the Buick Classic at age 21...Recorded first top-10 finish in a major championship (in four starts) with a T7 at the British Open...Kept the top-10 streak intact a week later in Ontario at the RBC Canadian Open with a T8, his sixth top-10 of the year. Fired a 29 on his back nine in the second round, needing only 10 putts. On his front nine in the third round, he fired a 4-under 31...Posted all four rounds in the 60s on his way to a T3 finish at the BMW Championship, his seventh top-10 finish of the season...Played a crucial role as the United States won the Ryder Cup, including an emotional victory over Ryder Cup veteran Sergio Garc�a 5 and 4 in the first match of the Sunday Singles...Jumped to a four-stroke lead after an opening-round 6-under 64 at THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola, and then led by two at the midway point. Rounds of 72-69 on the weekend led a T3 finish, his eighth top-10 finish of the season.
2007: Youngest rookie on TOUR enjoyed successful first campaign with four top-10s, including a T3 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans...Earned TOUR card via T13 finish at 2006 Qualifying Tournament at PGA West, where the California native grew up playing the game. Qualified through all three stages, one of eight players to do so...Played into third PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup event, the BMW Championship, and finished 43rd in FedExCup points...First top-10 of the season was a T9 at the Nissan Open, aided by a final-round 64...Posted rounds of 66-67 on the weekend to finish T5 at the Shell Houston Open...Third top-10 was a T3 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, aided by rounds of 69-65 on the weekend...Tied with Kevin Na for first-round lead at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial after a 7-under-par 63. Finished T18...Finished T7 at the Wachovia Championship to take the lead for FedExCup points among the rookie class. 2006: Turned professional in August after three years at the University of Oklahoma...Received Sponsor Exemption into the Valero Texas Open and finished T2 in his TOUR debut, earning an exemption into the following week's Southern Farm Bureau Classic...In just two starts, earned $338,067...Also competed in two Nationwide Tour events. Amateur: Three-time All-America (2004-2006) and NCAA Freshman of the Year (2004) at Oklahoma. One of three finalists for 2006 Ben Hogan Award. Two victories as a junior and finished the season as the seventh-ranked collegiate golfer by Golfweek...Member of the victorious 2005 United States Walker Cup team along with J.B. Holmes, Nicholas Thompson and Jeff Overton, all rookies on TOUR in 2006...Four-time American Junior Golf Association All-America.
Owns belt buckles with inscription "AK", Kim's nickname...Good friends with Chicago Cubs first baseman Derek Lee.