K.H. Lee

K.H. Lee

Height: 5'9" (1.75 m)
Weight: 176 (80 kg)
Age: 29 (August 24, 1991)
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Residence: Goyang City, Korea
Family: Wife, Joo Yeon Yu; Celine Yuna

Education: Korea National Sport University (2014)
Special Interests: Singing karoke
Turned Professional: 2010
City plays from: Seoul, South Korea

Exempt Status

PGA TOURTournament winner (thru 2022-23)

Career Victories

PGA TOUR Victories (1):
2021 (1) AT&T Byron Nelson.
International Victories (4):
2012 Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup [Jpn]. 2015 Honma Tourworld Cup [Jpn]. 2015 Kolon Korea Open [OneAsia]. 2016 Kolon Korea Open [OneAsia].

Player Statistics

Career Low Round:

64 - 2021 Travelers Championship (Round 2)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#29 : 2021 AT&T Byron Nelson

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#59 : 2021 AT&T Byron Nelson

Career Largest Paycheck:

$1,458,000 : 2021 AT&T Byron Nelson (Finished 1)

2020-21 Season Highlights

Waste Management Phoenix Open - Finished T2 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, earning the first runner-up of his PGA TOUR career in his 70th start. Had a birdie putt from 33 feet, 10 inches on the 72nd hole to force a playoff with Brooks Koepka, but closed with a par to share second place with Xander Schauffele. AT&T Byron Nelson - Won his first PGA TOUR title at the AT&T Byron Nelson, making birdie at the 71st and 72nd holes to defeat Sam Burns by three strokes. Victory came in his 80th start at the age of 29 years, 8 months, 23 days. Became the second consecutive Korean winner of the AT&T Byron Nelson, marking the first TOUR event to produce back-to-back winners from Korea. Became the first player on record (since 1983) to card a 72-hole total of 263 or better at the AT&T Byron Nelson.

Career Records

PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 0 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 86 252 1 1 1 6 15 48 37 1 $4,632,887
2021 29 90 1 1 3 6 18 11 36 $2,765,863
2020 25 72 1 4 13 12 97 $781,808
2019 30 84 1 2 5 16 13 1 108 $1,061,457
2018 1 4 1 $23,759
2014 1 2 1
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments

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
2021 T41 CUT
2020 CNL
2019 CUT
2014 CUT
FedExCup Playoffs
THE NORTHERN TRUST Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
2020 T29
2019 CUT


  • 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.