Joohyung Kim Biography – Joohyung Kim Wiki
Joohyung Kim, also known as Tom Kim, is a South Korean professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour, Asian Tour, and Korean Tour. He earned his maiden career PGA Tour victory at the 2022 Wyndham Championship. He has seven international victories to date, collecting two victories each on the Korean Tour and Asian Tour and three on the Asian Development Tour. The golfer led the Genesis points list on the Korean Tour and won the Asian Tour Order of Merit in 2021.
At the age of 17, Joohyung “Tom” Kim secured three victories on the Asian Development Tour in 2019 and earned playing rights on the Asian Tour for the remainder of the season. On the Asian Development Tour, he won the 2019 PGM ADT Championship, the 2019 Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament and the 2019 Raya Pakistan Open. On the Asian Tour, the golfer won the 2019 Panasonic Open India and the 2022 Singapore International. He won the 2020 KPGA Gunsan CC Open and the 2021 SK Telecom Open on the Korean Tour.
On July 18, 2022, the PGA TOUR announced that Joohyung “Tom” Kim accepted Special Temporary Membership for the remainder of the 2021-22 PGA TOUR Season. A native of South Korea, Kim is now eligible for unlimited sponsor exemptions for the remainder of the season as he attempts to earn his PGA TOUR card for the 2022-23 season.
“I’ve worked really hard to get to this point, and now I have more work ahead of me to earn full PGA TOUR status for 2023,” said Kim. “It has always been a dream of mine to play the PGA TOUR and I am very grateful to 3M for giving me this opportunity to compete.”
To earn full status on the PGA TOUR for the 2022-23 season, Kim must earn as many or more non-member FedExCup points as the final eligible player from the 2021-22 FedExCup standings to qualify for the 2022 FedExCup Playoffs. Special Temporary Members are not eligible for the FedExCup Playoffs, however, Special Temporary Members or non-members who subsequently become regular PGA TOUR members by winning an official event during the season will be counted on the FedExCup points list, along with any FedExCup points earned as a non-member (excluding those won at World Golf Championships events, the Barbasol Championship and the Barracuda Championship as a non-member) and thus be eligible for the FedExCup Playoffs.
Kim is the youngest player to join the TOUR as a Special Temporary Member since Joaquin Niemann did so as a 19-year-old during the 2017-18 season.
On August 7, 2022, Joohyung claimed his first career PGA Tour victory at the Wyndham Championship, and it earned him a spot in the FedExCup Playoffs. The victory gave him an instant Tour membership and secured his spot in the postseason.
Joohyung Kim Age
He was born on 21 June 2002 in Seoul, South Korea.
Joohyung Kim Parents
Born in Seoul, Joohyung “Tom” Kim lived in various countries growing up including China, Thailand, Australia, the Philippines, and Thailand, with his golf-teaching father and his mother who runs restaurants.
Joohyung Kim’s father, Chang Ik, is a former Korean pro, who after one season on the Buy.com (now called Korn Ferry Tour) in the US turned to golf teaching. Chang took Joohyung with him to Australia where he was doing his teaching course in Melbourne. The family then moved to the Philippines before making Thailand their home.
Tom Kim Golf
His full name is Joohyung Kim, but people call him Tom. The high-ranked golfer named himself after Thomas the Tank Engine. “I gave myself the name,” he said. “I named myself Thomas.”
In September 2020, Kim was introduced to the media at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, where the South Korean golfer made his third career start on tour, and opened the press conference by revealing how he got the nickname “Tom.”
“Actually, it was Thomas,” said Kim. “I got it from Thomas the Train when I was young. As I grew older, some people started calling me Tom and I thought it was just shorter and more simple. I think by the time I was 11 I just went by Tom. My brother even calls me Tom. It was kind of natural. And my family calls me Tom as well, my friends call me Tom, so it kind of just came natural to me. It was that kind of name.”
Joohyung Kim Wife
Is Joohyung Kim married? The golfer doesn’t have a wife.
Joohyung Kim Net Worth
Joohyung Kim’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Joohyung Kim Career Earnings
Golfer Joohyung Kim has earned $1,313,596 in career earnings.
Joohyung Kim WITB
Joohyung Kim WITB 2022 – The golfer won the 2022 Wyndham Championship for his first TOUR victory at Sedgefield CC. Here’s a look at Joohyung Kim’s WITB:
Driver: Titleist TSR3 (9 degrees), with Fujikura Atmos Black 6 X shaft
3-wood: Titleist TSR3 (13.5 degrees), with Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Pro White 70 TX shaft
Irons: Titleist T200 (2), Titleist T100 (4-PW), with Fujikura Ventus Black HB 10 TX (2), Project X 6.0 (4-PW) shafts
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (52-12F, 56-10S), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (60-A), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts
Putter: Scotty Cameron TourType GSS Prototype, with SuperStroke Traxion Tour 2.0 grip
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Grips: Golf Pride MCC Align
Joohyung Kim Height
He stands at the height of 6 ft, 0 in.
Joohyung Kim Nationality
He is of South Korean nationality.
Joohyung Kim Ethnicity
Kim is of Asian ethnicity.
Joohyung Kim Instagram
Kim’s Instagram is @joohyungkim0621.