Height: 5'9" (1.75 m)
Weight: 176 (80 kg)
Age: 30 (August 24, 1991)
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Residence: Goyang City, Korea
Family: Wife, Joo Yeon Yu; Celine Yuna
Korea National Sport University (2014)
Special Interests: Singing karoke
Turned Professional: 2010
City plays from: Seoul, South Korea
PGA TOURTournament winner (thru 2023-24)
PGA TOUR Victories (2):2021 (1) AT&T Byron Nelson. 2022 (1) AT&T Byron Nelson.
International Victories (4):
Career Low Round:63 - 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson (Round 4)
Career High FedExCup Rank:#28 : 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson
Career High Official World Golf Rank:#41 : 2022 Travelers Championship
Career Largest Paycheck:$1,638,000 : 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson (Finished 1)
2021-22 Season Highlights
PGA TOURWM Phoenix Open - Held a one-stroke lead after the first round of the WM Phoenix Open before finishing T38. Marked his second career 18-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR and first since the 2019 Travelers Championship. AT&T Byron Nelson - Won the AT&T Byron Nelson for the second consecutive year, earning his second PGA TOUR title. Became the first player to collect his first two PGA TOUR victories at the same event (back-to-back) since Daniel Berger at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in 2016 and 2017. Became the fourth player to win the AT&T Byron Nelson back-to-back, joining Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson. Marked the third successful title defense of the season on TOUR and first since Sam Burns at the Valspar Championship. Carded a 9-under 63 in the final round, his first career score of 63 or better on TOUR.
|PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 0 - 0)|
|Season||Events||Rounds||1st||2nd||3rd||Top 10||Top 25||Cuts Made||Cuts Missed||WD||FedExCup Rank||Earnings|
|(A) - Amateur|
|THE PLAYERS Championship||Masters Tournament||PGA Championship||U.S. Open||The Open Championship||WGC-HSBC Champions||WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play||WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv||WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession|
|FedEx St. Jude Championship||Dell Technologies Championship||BMW Championship||TOUR Championship|
- Graduated from high school in Seoul in 2010. Attended Korean Sports University, the same school as fellow 2018 Korn Ferry Tour grad Sungjae Im.
- Is an only son.
- If not a professional golfer, would be a singer. Took lessons in South Korea and considered a career as a singer. While he is shy singing in front of others, has a very good voice. Enjoys listening to rock music.
- Was a shot put athlete before taking up golf at age 13. Started golf to lose weight, but ended up falling in love with the game.
- Motto is "A rolling stone gathers no moss."
- Bucket list item is a tour around the world and riding a motorcycle.
- Started a junior golf tournament in Seoul, titled the Lee Kyoung Hoon Junior Golf Tournament held every April/May. Grew up playing junior golf tournaments and wanted to return the favor.
- Close with LPGA players Sei Young Kim and Hana Hang.