Height: 5 ft. 11 in
Weight: 172 lbs
College: Yonsei University
Turned Pro: 2010
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Country: Republic of South Korea
Before turning pro in 2010, Kim won both the team and individual gold medal at the Asian Games. Before attempting to qualify for the 2013 PGA Tour, Kim played his golf on a variety of different Tours including the Korean Tour, the OneAsian Tour and the Asian Tour. In his first full season on the OneAsia Tour he finished a very respectable 8th on the money list. Whee Kim won his first and currently only professional tournament in 2012. He captured the Korean Tour’s Shinhan Donghae Open.
At the end of 2012, Kim decided to attend the PGA Tour Q School Tournament. Despite being the leader after round three, Kim did not manage to finish within the top 25 and hence had to settle for a place on the Web.com Tour for the 2013 season.
In his first season playing in the United States, Kim was learning how to adapt to the different style of play. He played 23 events, making the cut in 12 of them. Kim ended the season with two top 10 finishes with his best finish being runner up to Michael Putnam. He finished the season 32th in the money rankings but performed poorly at the Web.com Finals where he finished in a lowly 97th position.
In 2014, Kim once again mixed the good with the bad, this time making 14 out of 24 cuts and registering three top 10 finishes. He finished the season 72nd in the money rankings but played well in the Finals where he captured his PGA Tour card for the 2015 season.
Kim has been once again adjusting to a step up in standard this season. In his first 15 events on the PGA Tour, he has made the cut in 10 of them. He has registered three top 25 finishes, with his best result to date being a tie for 8th at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. At 23 years old, Kim is definitely a player for the future.