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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.

Kim Kyung-tae
Personal information
Born (1986-09-02) 2 September 1986 (age 32)
Kangwon Province, South Korea
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb; 11.7 st)
Nationality South Korea
ResidenceSeongnam, South Korea
Career
CollegeYonsei University
Turned professional2006
Current tour(s)Asian Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Professional wins19
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour13
Asian Tour2
Other6
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT44: 2011
PGA ChampionshipT48: 2010
U.S. OpenT30: 2011
The Open ChampionshipT48: 2010
Achievements and awards
Japan Golf Tour
leading money winner
2010, 2015
Korean Tour
Order of Merit winner
2007

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.

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Amateur winsEdit

Professional wins (19)Edit

Asian Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 6 May 2007 GS Caltex Maekyung Open −18 (70-66-67-67=270) 4 strokes   Liang Wen-chong
2 27 Sep 2015 Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup Golf1 −9 (67-69-67-68=271) 3 strokes   Yuta Ikeda,   Toshinori Muto

1 Co-sanctioned with the Japan Golf Tour

Japan Golf Tour wins (13)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 30 May 2010 Diamond Cup Golf −16 (65-68-68-71=272) 2 strokes   Koumei Oda
2 17 Oct 2010 Japan Open −13 (69-70-68-64=271) 2 strokes   Hiroyuki Fujita
3 31 Oct 2010 Mynavi ABC Championship −13 (67-70-70-69=275) 1 stroke   Ryo Ishikawa
4 24 Jul 2011 Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup −15 (67-70-68-68=273) 4 strokes   Ryo Ishikawa
5 2 Sep 2012 Fujisankei Classic −8 (70-70-68-68=276) 1 stroke   Yuta Ikeda
6 14 Jun 2015 Singha Corporation Thailand Open1 −21 (71-64-67-65=267) 3 strokes   Wang Jeung-hun
7 12 Jul 2015 Musee Platinum Open −20 (68-67-63-66=264) 1 stroke   Cho Min-gyu,   Brad Kennedy,   Park Jae-bum
8 6 Sep 2015 Fujisankei Classic −9 (70-64-68-73=275) 1 stroke   Lee Kyoung-hoon
9 27 Sep 2015 Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup Golf2 −9 (67-69-67-68=271) 3 strokes   Yuta Ikeda,   Toshinori Muto
10 1 Nov 2015 Mynavi ABC Championship −12 (66-69-68-69=272) 2 strokes   Daisuke Kataoka,   Katsumasa Miyamoto,   Won Joon Lee
11 17 Apr 2016 Token Homemate Cup −13 (68-67-67-69=271) Playoff   Tomohiro Kondo
12 1 May 2016 The Crowns −10 (69-69-65-67=270) Playoff   Daisuke Kataoka
13 29 May 2016 Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open −11 (69-64-71-73=277) 1 stroke   Kodai Ichihara,   Shugo Imahira,   Lee Sang-hee

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

OneAsia Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 8 May 2011 GS Caltex Maekyung Open −21 (67-68-66-66=267) 8 strokes   Cho Min-gyu,   Kim Hyung-sung
2 14 Jun 2015 Singha Corporation Thailand Open1 −21 (71-64-67-65=267) 3 strokes   Wang Jeung-hun

1 Co-sanctioned with the Japan Golf Tour

Korean Tour wins (6)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Masters Tournament T44 CUT
U.S. Open T30 67 CUT
The Open Championship T48 CUT CUT T73 T53 T62
PGA Championship T48 T59 61 CUT T67
  Did not play

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

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 11
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (2010 Open Championship – 2011 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Mexico Championship T49 T51 T42 76
Match Play R64 R64 T17
Bridgestone Invitational T6 T24 T21
HSBC Champions T41 T49 T27 T47

The HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

External linksEdit