Young golfer Tom Kim equals Tiger Woods’ long-standing record

TOM KIM is among some respected companies thanks to its recent win.

The 20-year-old South Korean’s profile continues to rise, this time thanks to the PGA Tour win at the Shriners Children’s in Las Vegas.

Kim's real name is Joohyung, but was given the nickname Tom as a child, after Thomas the Tank Engine, per the PGA

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Kim’s real name is Joohyung, but was given the nickname Tom as a child, after Thomas the Tank Engine, per the PGAPhoto credit: Getty
Kim is now third in the FedEx Cup leaderboard

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Kim is now third in the FedEx Cup leaderboardCredit: AP

With two Tour titles under her belt, Kim is the only player under the age of 21 to have won twice since 1996, when a certain Tiger Woods did the same.

Kim said via the tour’s website: “It’s really amazing. A few months ago I had no status in the US. And now, as a two-time winner on the tour, to have that spot with Tiger, it’s an amazing feeling. It’s an honor for me, and definitely a dream come true.”

“I’ve worked really hard and my team has worked really hard up to this point and I’m just really grateful and lucky to have an opportunity like this. I enjoy playing on the PGA Tour. It’s great… I’m sure a 5 year old at Disneyland.

On Sunday, Kim said via his Instagram: “PGA Tour win #2 [trophy emoji]

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“This is something very special! Many thanks to my team and all my fans for the great support, I couldn’t have done it without you! #process”

After turning professional in 2018, Kim joined the Tour for the 2022 season and achieved his first top ten finish at the Genesis Scottish Open in July when he finished third.

Kim then went on to win the Wyndham Championship in August before competing in his first Presidents Cup.

But while it would be easy to outperform with such instant success, Kim is focused on improving bit by bit.

According to the tour, Kim said, “I still have a long way to go and hopefully want to have a long career on the PGA Tour

“I’ve got a lot to do. I still have to get better at golf and there are a lot of people out here who have had a lot more success than me, so I have to learn and I’ve got to keep playing better.

“I won’t lie. There are some weaknesses that I need to improve on and I need to keep the strengths that I have. I can’t be satisfied at all.

“I’m not even close to Tiger. Whether it’s Tiger, Rory (McIlroy), Justin (Thomas), Jordan (Spieth), those guys, I’ve got a long way to go so I just have to keep working hard.”

The first Tour winner born in this century is currently ranked fifteenth in the world, according to the PGA.

Kim (C) as part of the international team at this year's Presidents Cup

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Kim (C) as part of the international team at this year’s Presidents CupPhoto credit: Getty

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