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
Korea National Sport University (2014)
Special Interests: Singing karoke
Turned Professional: 2010
City plays from: Seoul, South Korea
PGA TOURTournament winner (thru 2022-23)
PGA TOUR Victories (1):2021 (1) AT&T Byron Nelson.
International Victories (4):
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 TOURWaste 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.
|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|
|THE NORTHERN TRUST||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.