Athlete Details

Hyo-Joo Kim
Golf
Career

Hyo-Joo is the rising professional golfer of Korea who became the youngest ever champion in the JLPGA Tour history at the tender age of 16 years and 332 days, winning the 2012 Suntory Ladies Open while she was still an amateur.

The Korean youngster already has a brilliant career. She claimed the 2011 Junior World Golf Championships title in the girls 15-17 division. After that, she won a sensational victory at the 2012 season-opening tournament of the Korean Tour, Lotte Mart Ladies Open as a amateur golfer, overwhelming tough professionals including the 2011 KLPGA Money Leader Ha-Neul Kim.

Continuing to compete on pro tours, she has begun playing primarily on the LPGA tour. Her biggest win to date was at the 2014 Evian Championship major.

Achievements
  • 2021 SK Networks SEOKYUNG LADIES CLASSIC Winner
  • 2021 OK Savings Bank Se-ri Pak Invitational Winner
  • 2021 HSBC Women's World Championship Winner
  • 2020 LOTTE CANTATA WOMEN'S OPEN Winner
  • 2016 Hyundai China Ladies Open Winner
  • 2016 US LPGA Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic Winner
  • 2015 US LPGA JTBC Founders Cup Winner
  • 2014 Korean LPGA Hyundai China Ladies Open Winner
  • 2014 Korean LPGA KB Finance Star Championship Winner
  • 2014 Korean LPGA HITEJINRO Championship Winner
  • 2014 LPGA The Evian Championship Winner
  • 2014 Korean LPGA Hanwha Finance Classic Winner
  • 2014 Korean LPGA Kumho Tire Women's Open Winner
  • 2014 Korean LPGA Kia Motors Korea Women's Open Championship Winner
  • 2013 Korean LPGA Money List 4th
  • 2013 KLPGA Rookie of the Year and Stroke Average Award Winner
  • 2012 KLPGA Hyundai China Ladies Open Winner
  • 2012 LET-LPGA Evian Masters T4th
  • 2012 LPGA Suntory Ladies Open Winner
  • 2012 KLPGA Lotte Mart Ladies Open Winner
  • 2011 Junior World Golf Championships, Girls 15-17 Division Winner