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


PGA TOUR
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


PGA TOUR
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

Personal


  • 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.