HomeGolfMorri: Remember the name … Joo-hyung Kim

Morri: Remember the name … Joo-hyung Kim

But while Cam Smith and Rory McIlroy and fellow big names were fighting over the Claret Jug, further down the leaderboard a superstar of the future put the finishing touches on an impressive Open debut.

That word – impressive – crops up time and again when researching the relatively short though extraordinarily successful career of Korea’s Joo-hyung Kim.

Just 20 years old yet already a professional for four years, the reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit winner returned scores of 69-71-72-71 for a five-under total and a share of 47th position.

That followed a 23rd place finish at the U.S Open at Brookline and an outright third place finish at the Scottish Open the week before the circus rolled into St. Andrews.

Toiling on the Asian Tour – particularly the disrupted schedule of the past two years – means Kim is somewhat of an unknown entity…


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