KOR Korea
BIRTHDATE: 1991-10-06
BIRTHPLACE: Seoul, South Korea
FAMILY: Single


World ranking in 26th January 2018:822



PGA TOUR Canada   ATB Financial Classic   T2

PGA TOUR Canada  Cape Breton Open  3


WEB.COM  Air Capital Classic presented by Aetna  T13

WEB.COM  Lincoln Land Charity Championship   T10

2015: Picked up three Tour top-10s. First came at the Brasil Champions, a T9...Followed that with a T10 at the Cartagena de Indias at Karibana Championship in Colombia...Earned a T8 at The Rex Hospital Open. Was blemish-free through 68 holes of the tournament until a final-round triple bogey at the par-4 15th ended the streak. Birdied the 72nd hole to move inside the top 10.

2014: Opened the season with a third-place showing at the Victorian Open on the PGA Tour of Australasia, a year after he played his first full season on that circuit…Finished solo third at the second PGA TOUR China Series’ qualifying tournament in Haikou. After opening with a 73 at Mission Hills GC’s Sandbelt Trails Course, fired rounds of 71-71-69 to finish five shots behind medalist Alex Hawley...Shot three consecutive 71s to open the Mission Hills Haikou Open then closed with a 6-under 66 to jump from a tie for 17th when the day began into a T6 with Sam Chien. Was one of four players in the field to fire four under-par rounds…Dropped from contention on the weekend at the United Investment Real Estate Wuhan Open after opening 69-69 at Yishan GC. Shot consecutive rounds of 74 on the weekend but still was able to secure his second top-10 of the campaign…Continued his streak of top-10s, at June’s Lanhai Open. Shot rounds of 69-67 over his final 36 holes at Lan Hai International GC’s Links Course, the best final 36 holes by anybody in the field…Easily earned an invitation to the Tour’s Utah Championship, finishing T2 at the open qualifier at Glen Eagle GC in Syracuse, Utah, in mid-July. Three days later, appeared poised to make the cut at the Utah Championship, opening with a 4-under 67. Dropped down the leaderboard with a 72 in the second round to miss the cut…The night before the start of the Yulongwan Yunnan Open, broke his toe in his hotel room when he smashed his foot against the bed. Played through the pain and opened 70-68-65 at Yulongwan GC to sit alone in fourth place with 18 holes to play. Struggled on the final day, shooting a 2-over 74 to drop into a T15…Became the second player this season to win in wire-to-wire fashion when he opened with a 66 at the Chateau Junding Penglai Open to take the first-round lead. He never relinquished his advantage, firing rounds of 67-70-68 over his final 54 holes to win his first PGA TOUR China Series’ title and his first victory as a professional. Enjoyed a five-shot, 54-hole lead but saw his advantage drop to one stroke as Wei Tze Yeh made an early move. But birdies on three of his final four holes at Chateau Junding GC restored his lead as he secured the five-stroke victory over Yeh and Ray Beaufils. The win moved him to No. 2 on the order of merit…In his next start, was T11 at the Cadillac Championship in Beijing. Had two eagles in three holes in the final round on his way to a 5-under 67…Jumped into contention at the OneAsia Tour’s Nanshan China Masters in mid-October when he fired middle rounds of 69-65 (8-under). Was only two shots off Hao Tong Li’s 54-hole lead. During extremely windy conditions on the final day, shot a 3-over 74 to finish solo third, six shots behind Li’s winning score…Finished T11 at the Nine Dragons Open, just missing on his fourth top-10 of the season.Shot a final-round 70 at the Hainan Open in Sanya, good for a T9 and his fifth top-10 of the season. Tied with Dong Su, amateur Cheng Jin and Quincy Quek.

2013: Played a part-time schedule on the Tour, entering seven events and making three cuts. His best performance came at the WNB Golf Classic in Valdosta, Ga. He opened that event with an even-par 72 at Kinderlou Forest GC then shot rounds of 68-67-70 to T7 and take home $18,000…Other made cuts came at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open (T52) and the Midwest Classic outside Kansas City (T78)…On back-to-back weeks in October, he T10 at the WA Golfields PGA Championship on the PGA Tour of Australasia…Came back and finished T7 at the WA Open Championship.

2012: Played sparingly on the European Challenge Tour after turning pro, with a top finish of T28 at the Telenet Trophy in Belgium…Not far from his adopted home in the U.S., finished T41 at the California State Open.

Amateur: Best finishes in 2011 were a third-place showing at the Prestige at PGA West and a T7 at the San Diego Intercollegiate. Capped his final year of college with a T10 at the 2011 NCAA Championship in Stillwater, Okla., with Arkansas’ Austin Cook and Georgia’s Harris English…In 2010, came close to winning the Alister MacKenzie Invitational in Fairfax, Calif. Shot rounds of 67-65-66 to T2 with the University of California’s Ben An, a shot behind winner—and San Diego State teammate—Alex Kang…Finished his American Junior Golf Association career by finishing second at the West Junior Open at Robinson Ranch GC in Santa Clarita, Calif. During difficult final-round scoring conditions, shot a 74 to fall by a stroke to Jeffrey Kang. 

Personal: Biggest thrill outside golf was moving to New Zealand as a 9-year-old…Biggest thrill in golf was winning his first professional event, where he posted a 25 for nine holes…Would like to trade places with Kobe Bryant for a day to experience his pressure and determination…Chose “Gangnam Style” as his first-tee entrance song…Favorite memory in golf was making a hole-in-one to Monday-qualify for the New Zealand Open as a 15-year-old.

Official Strategic Partner

  • 比奇汉
  • 如歌
  • 至尊用车
  • foremsot

Host Course
  • 神州高尔夫球会
  • 博鳌亚洲论坛国际会议中心高尔夫球会
  • 云南昆明玉龙湾高尔夫球会
  • 华侨城云海谷
  • 圣安德鲁斯(郑州)高尔夫球场
  • 香山国际高尔夫球场
  • 长白山国际度假区
  • 中信嘉丽泽运动俱乐部
  • 通盈雁栖湖高尔夫俱乐部
  •  天津滨海森林高尔夫俱乐部
  •  江苏泰州华侨城云海湿地体育公园
  • 桃花源高尔夫
  • 厦门凯歌高尔夫俱乐部
  • 庆隆南山高尔夫球会
  • 广州九龙湖高尔夫球会

Co-Sanctioned Events
  • “一带一路·七彩云南”公开赛
  • 亚太精英赛

  •  European Challenge Tour
  •  European Tour
  •  Asia Tour