11 Things You Didn't Know About Si Woo Kim

Get to know the South Korean professional golfer a little better with these 11 facts

11 Things You Didn't Know About Si Woo Kim
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11 Things You Didn't Know About Si Woo Kim

1. Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea on June 28, 1995

2. He turned pro in 2012.

3. At the age of 17, he became the youngest-ever graduate from the PGA Tour's qualifying school in 2012, finishing 20th to earn his card for the following year

4. Due to the PGA Tour's rule that members must be at least 18 years old, Kim didn't make his first appearance until midway through the 2013 season, instead having to settle for some starts on what is now the Korn Ferry Tour

5. After regaining his card for the 2016 season, Kim bagged his first PGA Tour victory at the 2016 Wyndham Championship, becoming the season's youngest winner at age 21

6. Kim is the youngest winner of The Players Championship after his three-shot victory in 2017, also at the age of 21

Things You Didn't Know About Si Woo Kim

Si Woo Kim celebrates after being awarded the PLAYERS Championship trophy by 2016 champion Jason Day

7. He is also the second-lowest ranked players to have won at TPC Sawgrass at 73rd in the world. Only Craig Perks was ranked lower when he shocked the golfing world in 2002

8. The South Korean has won three times on the PGA Tour in total, most recently at the 2021 American Express

9. He has played in one Presidents Cup, picking up one point from three matches in the 2017 edition

10. His best finish in a Major is T12 at the 2021 Masters.

11. Currently ranked 49th in the world, his career-best ranking is 28th after his 2017 Players win.

Andrew Wright
Staff Writer

A lifelong golf fan, Andy graduated in 2019 with a degree in Sports Journalism and got his first role in the industry as the Instruction Editor for National Club Golfer. From there, he went on to enjoy a spell freelancing for Stats Perform producing football reports, and then for RacingNews365 covering Formula 1. However, he couldn't turn down the opportunity to get back into the sport he grew up watching and playing and now covers a mixture of equipment, instruction and news for Golf Monthly's website and print title.

Andy took up the game at the age of seven and even harboured ambitions of a career in the professional ranks for a spell. That didn’t pan out, but he still enjoys his weekend golf at Royal Troon and holds a scratch handicap. As a side note, he's made five holes-in-one and could quite possibly be Retief Goosen’s biggest fan.

As well as the above, some of Andy's work has featured on websites such as goal.com, dailyrecord.co.uk, and theopen.com.

What's in Andy's bag?

Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub-Zero (9°)

3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus (15°)

Driving iron: Titleist U500 (17°)

Irons: Callaway Apex Pro '19 (4-PW)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (50°, 54° and 58°)

Putter: TaylorMade Spider X

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x