Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Turned Professional: 2012
PGA TOUR Series-China Victories (2)
2014 Chateau Junding Penglai Open
2018 Haikou Championship
Season Highlights 2018
In his return to the PGA TOUR Series-China, made his effort a successful one with a fifth-place Order of Merit finish that earned him 2019 Web.com Tour membership. Won one tournament and added six additional top-10s.
Tournament Highlights 2018
Beijing Championship: Was one of just three players to post four consecutive rounds in the 60s, including a closing-round 4-under-par 68 to claim a T5 finish at the Topwin Golf and CC. With the four sub-par rounds, it marked the 14th time in his last 16 starts that he has finished under par on Tour.
Yantai Championship: Played his best golf on the weekend, posting rounds of 68-67 which led to a T5 finish. Got off to a blazing start in Sunday’s final round which included six birdies in his first seven holes.
Haikou Championship: Was the first-round leader following a 7-under-par 65 at the 3 Miles GC. Struggled in the second round, shooting a 2-over-par 74 which dropped him two off the pace. Closed with a 67 Sunday for a two-stroke victory, his second PGA TOUR Series-China triumph to go with his previous win at the 2014 Chateau Junding Penglai Open in Shandong.
Suzhou Open: Rounds of 66-70-67-65 earned him a T4, with Nick Voke and Joseph Winslow at Jinji Lake GC.
Macau Championship: Appeared poised to pick up his third career PGA TOUR Series-China title, holding a share of the 54-hole lead with Todd Baek after a 64-70-66 to the inaugural tournament. Recovered from an opening double bogey on No. 1 Sunday, making the turn in even-par. Was still even for the round through 12 holes but stumbled late, with a bogey-double bogey-par finish on his final three holes to T10.
Zhuhai Championship: An opening 69 led to a T4 at the Orient CC, with amateur Yilong Chen. At 1-under for the tournament, was one of only five players to break par during the week.
Season Highlights 2017
On the strength of four top-10 finishes, concluded the Mackenzie Tour season at 15th on the Order of Merit to earn an exemption into the Second Stage of Web.com Tour Q-School.
Tournament Highlights 2017
Ontario Championship: Finished solo third in Ontario. Closed with an 8-under-par 64 Sunday at National Pines GC to miss by a stroke a playoff with Kramer Hickok and Johnny Ruiz.
Cape Breton Open: Posted a T10 finish in Cape Breton after weekend rounds of 70-70.
National Capital Open to Support: Shot a final-round 7-under-par 64 to finish T8 in Ottawa, with Carter Jenkins.
ATB Financial Classic: Finished T2 in Alberta. Was one stroke off the lead after opening rounds of 67-64 and moved into a share of the lead with a 1-under-par 70 through 54 holes. Had a chance to force a playoff with Chase Wright on the 72nd hole but ultimately couldn’t get a long birdie effort to drop, settling for the runner-up position with Wes Heffernan.
Season Highlights 2016
Ended his Web.com Tour season with 21 starts, one top-10, and 10 made cuts. Finished 93rd on the money list.
Tournament Highlights 2016
Lincoln Land Charity Championship: Had a breakthrough performance in Illinois in July. Closed the week with back-to-back 65s for a T10, his best showing on Tour since a T8 at the 2015 Rex Hospital Open.
Season Highlights 2015
Made half of his Web.com Tour cuts in 24 starts, posting three top-10s. Missed seven cuts over his last 11 starts to slide to 61st on the money list at the end of the Regular Season. Was No.3 in Driving Accuracy (72.92 percent) at season's end. Was 77th on the combined final money list.
Tournament Highlights 2015
Club Colombia Championship: First top-10 of the season came in Bogota, a T10 at Bogota CC.
Brasil Champions: Enjoyed a T9 in Brazil, closing with a 65.
Rex Hospital Open: Collected his third top 10 of the season. In May, finished T8 in Raleigh. Was blemish-free through 68 holes until suffering a final-round, triple bogey-7 at the par-4 15th. Birdied the 72nd hole to move inside the top 10.
-Best finishes in 2011 were a third-place showing at the Prestige at PGA West and a T7 at the San Diego Intercollegiate. Capped his final year of college with a T10 at the 2011 NCAA Championship in Stillwater, Okla., with Arkansas’ Austin Cook and Georgia’s Harris English.
-In 2010, came close to winning the Alister MacKenzie Invitational in Fairfax, Calif. Shot rounds of 67-65-66 to T2 with the University of California’s Ben An, a shot behind winner—and San Diego State teammate—Alex Kang.
-Completed his American Junior Golf Association career by finishing second at the West Junior Open at Robinson Ranch GC in Santa Clarita, Calif. During difficult final-round scoring conditions, shot a 74 to fall by a stroke to Jeffrey Kang.
-Biggest thrill outside golf was moving to New Zealand as a 9-year-old.
-Biggest thrill in golf was winning his first professional event, where he posted a 25 for nine holes.
-Chose “Gangnam Style” as his first-tee entrance song.
-Favorite memory in golf was making a hole-in-one to Monday-qualify for the New Zealand Open as a 15-year-old.
-Was a big Kobe Bryant fan when he was still playing for the Los Angeles Lakers