Kim Kyung-tae

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Kim Kyung-tae
Personal information
Born (1986-09-02) 2 September 1986 (age 34)
Kangwon Province, South Korea
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb; 11.7 st)
NationalityFlag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
Residence Seongnam, South Korea
Career
CollegeYonsei University
Turned professional2006
Current tour(s) Asian Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Professional wins21
Highest ranking 18 (7 August 2011) [1]
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour14
Asian Tour2
Other7
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T44: 2011
PGA Championship T48: 2010
U.S. Open T30: 2011
The Open Championship T48: 2010
Achievements and awards
Japan Golf Tour
leading money winner
2010, 2015
Korean Tour
Order of Merit winner
2007

Kim Kyung-tae (Korean : 김경태; born 2 September 1986), also known as K.T. Kim, is a South Korean professional golfer who plays on the Asian and Japan Golf Tours.

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He won several tournaments as an amateur, including the 2006 Japan Amateur Championship and two events on the 2006 Korean Tour. He turned professional in late 2006 and won the 2007 Maekyung Open in his second start on the Asian Tour.

In 2010, Kim won the Diamond Cup Golf, Japan Open and Mynavi ABC Championship on the Japan Golf Tour and became the first Korean golfer to lead the money list on the Tour.

Kim has played in each of the four major championships, recording top-50 finishes in each, with his best being a T30 finish at the 2011 U.S. Open. He also played in the 2011 Presidents Cup, representing the International Team in a 15–19 defeat to USA. Kim finished with a 2–0–2 record.

Kim won five events during the 2015 Japan Golf Tour season, which at the time took his overall total to ten tournament victories on the tour. This being a record for Korean players on the tour. He won a further three events during the 2016 season, including The Crowns, to take his number of Asian Tour victories to thirteen.

Amateur wins

Professional wins (21)

Japan Golf Tour wins (14)

Legend
Japan Opens (1)
Japan majors (1)
Other Japan Golf Tour (13)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
130 May 2010 Diamond Cup Golf −16 (65-68-68-71=272)2 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Koumei Oda
217 Oct 2010 Japan Open Golf Championship −13 (69-70-68-64=271)2 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Hiroyuki Fujita
331 Oct 2010 Mynavi ABC Championship −13 (67-70-70-69=275)1 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Ryo Ishikawa
424 Jul 2011 Nagashima Shigeo Invitational
Sega Sammy Cup
−15 (67-70-68-68=273)4 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Ryo Ishikawa
52 Sep 2012 Fujisankei Classic −8 (70-70-68-68=276)1 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Yuta Ikeda
614 Jun 2015 Singha Corporation Thailand Open 1−21 (71-64-67-65=267)3 strokes Flag of South Korea.svg Wang Jeung-hun
712 Jul 2015 Musee Platinum Open −20 (68-67-63-66=264)1 stroke Flag of South Korea.svg Cho Min-gyu, Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brad Kennedy,
Flag of South Korea.svg Park Jae-bum
86 Sep 2015 Fujisankei Classic −9 (70-64-68-73=275)1 stroke Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Kyoung-hoon
927 Sep 2015 Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup Golf 2(2)−9 (67-69-67-68=271)3 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Yuta Ikeda, Flag of Japan.svg Toshinori Muto
101 Nov 2015 Mynavi ABC Championship (2)−12 (66-69-68-69=272)2 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Daisuke Kataoka, Flag of Japan.svg Katsumasa Miyamoto,
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Won Joon Lee
1117 Apr 2016 Token Homemate Cup −13 (68-67-67-69=271)Playoff Flag of Japan.svg Tomohiro Kondo
121 May 2016 The Crowns −10 (69-69-65-67=270)Playoff Flag of Japan.svg Daisuke Kataoka
1329 May 2016 Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open −11 (69-64-71-73=277)1 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Kodai Ichihara, Flag of Japan.svg Shugo Imahira,
Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Sang-hee
141 Dec 2019 Casio World Open −20 (70-68-66-64=268)2 strokes Flag of South Africa.svg Shaun Norris

1Co-sanctioned by the OneAsia Tour
2Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour

Japan Golf Tour playoff record (2–1)

No.YearTournamentOpponentResult
1 2009 Golf Nippon Series JT Cup Flag of Japan.svg Shigeki Maruyama Lost to par on fourth extra hole
2 2016 Token Homemate Cup Flag of Japan.svg Tomohiro Kondo Won with birdie on first extra hole
32016 The Crowns Flag of Japan.svg Daisuke Kataoka Won with par on first extra hole

Asian Tour wins (2)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
16 May 2007 GS Caltex Maekyung Open 1−18 (70-66-67-67=270)4 strokes Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Liang Wenchong
227 Sep 2015 Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup Golf 2−9 (67-69-67-68=271)3 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Yuta Ikeda, Flag of Japan.svg Toshinori Muto

1Co-sanctioned by the Korean Tour
2Co-sanctioned by the Japan Golf Tour

OneAsia Tour wins (2)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
18 May 2011 GS Caltex Maekyung Open 1−21 (67-68-66-66=267)8 strokes Flag of South Korea.svg Cho Min-gyu, Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Hyung-sung
214 Jun 2015 Singha Corporation Thailand Open 2−21 (71-64-67-65=267)3 strokes Flag of South Korea.svg Wang Jeung-hun

1Co-sanctioned by the Korean Tour
2Co-sanctioned by the Japan Golf Tour

Korean Tour wins (6)

Other wins (1)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner-up
111 Dec 2006 Asian Games −12 (68-71-67-70=276)1 stroke Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Pan Cheng-tsung

Results in major championships

Tournament20102011201220132014201520162017
Masters Tournament T44CUT
U.S. Open T3067CUT
The Open Championship T48CUTCUTT73T53T62
PGA Championship T48T5961CUTT67
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied for place

Summary

TournamentWins2nd3rdTop-5Top-10Top-25EventsCuts made
Masters Tournament 00000021
U.S. Open 00000032
The Open Championship 00000064
PGA Championship 00000054
Totals0000001611

Results in World Golf Championships

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament20102011201220132014201520162017
Championship T49T51T4276
Match Play R64R64T17
Invitational T6T24T21
Champions T41T49T27T47
  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

Team appearances

Amateur

Professional

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References

  1. "Week 32 2011 Ending 7 Aug 2011" (pdf). OWGR . Retrieved 3 October 2019.