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Hyo Joo Kim
Rookie Year
Career Earnings

Kim grabbed her first golf club when she was seven years old on her way to register for a taekwondo academy. 

LPGA Tour Victories (4 wins, 1 major)

  • 2021 HSBC Women's World Championship
  • 2016 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic
  • 2015 JTBC Founders Cup
  • 2014 Evian Championship*

*as a non-member

2020 in a Nutshell

  • Did not compete in 2020

Career Highlights:


  • 21 events, 20 cuts made, $1,290,743 (10)
  • Recorded a career-high 12 top-10 finishes with three runner-up performances and crossed the $4 million mark in career earnings with a seventh place finish at the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA
  • Ranked first in putts per GIR (1.72) and putting average (27.59) and second in sand saves (62.35%), scoring average (69.41) and rounds under par (60)


  • 22 events, 18 cuts made, $753,439(25)
  • Finished runner-up to Ariya Jutanugarn in a four-hole playoff at the U.S. Women's Open


  • 22 events, 18 cuts made, $492,408 (38)
  • Recorded four top-10 finishes in 22 starts, including a season-best T7 result at the Ricoh Women's British Open


  • 27 events, 23 cuts made, $753,638 (20)
  • Had six top-10 finishes and captured the third LPGA victory of her career at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, where she also crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings
  • Finished ranked third on Tour in putting average (28.79), fourth in putts per GIR (1.75) and ninth in birdies (367)


  • 25 events, 22 cuts made, $923,221 (13)
  • Became a Rolex First-Time Winner with her victory at the JTBC Founders Cup and had eight additional top-10 finishes
  • Finished second in the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year race


  • 4 events, 4 cuts made competing as a non-member
  • Captured the 2014 Evian Championship for her first LPGA victory and Major Championship
  • Shot a 10-under, 61, in the opening round of the Evian Championship, the lowest round in Major Championship history
  • Added top-10 finishes at all three of her other LPGA events, including a solo fourth at the LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf
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