Winner’s Circle: Joohyung Kim Claims Maiden Tour Title at Wyndham Championship

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Joohyung Tom Kim Wins 2022 Wyndham Championship
Joohyung Kim poses with the Sam Snead Cup trophy after winning the Wyndham Championship on Aug 7, 2022, at Sedgefield CC in Greensboro, NC. (Photo by Dylan Buell via Getty Images)

Joohyung Kim shot a final-round 61 at Sedgefield Country Club to claim a five-shot victory at the 2022 Wyndham Championship.

The Korean native’s final day in Greensboro, North Carolina featured a scorecard comprised of just one bogey against eight birdies and an eagle to finish on 20-under par.

“I played great this week,” said Kim. “It was hard to stay in the moment in the final round just knowing that I was so close, but I just never let my guard down until I holed that putt on 18.

“Just it’s been a crazy week with rain delays. I was worried, I was anxious actually playing my last three holes knowing that maybe we’re not going to finish. I did not want a three-, four-shot lead needing to sit down for three hours or to come back tomorrow, so I’m glad I was able to finish. And yeah, here we are.

“It was a long day today, it was a grind. But we stayed sharp, we stayed focused pretty much all day. We knew it was going to be a grind, we knew we were going to get wore down, but we had to just keep at it, keep firing and at the end of the day I walked away with the low score.”

For his maiden PGA Tour title, Kim earned $1,314,000 and 500 FedExCup points.


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Winner’s Pro-File

Joohyung Tom Kim Wins 2022 Wyndham Championship
Joohyung Kim plays his shot from the 15th tee during the final round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield CC on Aug 07, 2022 in Greensboro, NC. (Photo by Eakin Howard via Getty Images)

Name: Joohyung “Tom” Kim
Nationality: Korean
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 200
Birthdate: June 21, 2002 (age 20)
Native: Seoul, South Korea
Turned Pro: 2018
Highest OWGR: 21 (2022)
Best Masters: DNP
Best PGA: MC (2022)
Best Open: T47 (2022)
Best U.S. Open: 23rd (2022)


Leaderboard: 2022 Wyndham Championship

Joohyung Tom Kim Wins 2022 Wyndham Championship
Joohyung Kim poses with the Sam Snead Cup trophy after winning the Wyndham Championship on Aug 7, 2022, at Sedgefield CC in Greensboro, NC. (Photo by David Jensen for Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Top-10 Finishers

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 4 Score)
1. Joohyung Kim -20 (-9)
2. John Huh -15 (-3)
3. Sungjae Im -15 (-2)
4. Ben Griffin -14 (-6)
5. Max McGreevy -13 (-5)
5. Russell Henley -13 (-4)
5. Taylor Moore -13 (-3)
8. Tyrrell Hatton -11 (-6)
8. Chesson Hadley -11 (-6)
8. Cameron Percy -11 (-4)
8. Anirban Lahiri -11 (-2)

Top-3 Check Cashers

1. Joohyung Kim – $1.314m
2. John Huh – $649.7k
3. Sungjae Im – $649.7k


Joohyung Kim’s Winning Numbers

Joohyung Tom Kim Wins 2022 Wyndham Championship
Joohyung Kim celebrates a birdie on the 6th hole during the final round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield CC on Aug 07, 2022 in Greensboro, NC. (Photo by Eakin Howard via Getty Images)
Topline Stats:

Driving: 301.5 yards (138th)
Fairways: 41/56, 73.21% (T6)
Greens: 57/72, 79.17% (T19)
Putts/GIR: 1.649 (2nd)
Scrambling: 73.33% (T8)

Strokes Gained:

Off the Tee: 1.170 (36th)
Approach: 3.829 (12th)
Around the Green: -1.119 (74th)
Putting: 12.546 (1st)
Total: 16.390 (1st)


Joohyung Kim’s PGA Tour Season

Joohyung Tom Kim Wins 2022 Wyndham Championship
Joohyung Kim celebrates after winning on the 18th green during the final round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield CC on Aug 07, 2022 in Greensboro, NC. (Photo by Eakin Howard via Getty Images)

Starts: 9
Cuts Made: 8
Wins: 1 (Wyndham)
Additional Top 10: 2
Earnings: $2,529,338 (44th)
FedExCup Pts: 917 (35th)
World Rank Before/After: 34/21


WITB: Joohyung Kim 2022

Joohyung Tom Kim Wins 2022 Wyndham Championship
Joohyung Kim plays his shot from the 15th tee during the final round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield CC on Aug 7 , 2022 in Greensboro, NC. (Photo by Eakin Howard via Getty Images)

“Tom” Kim won his first career PGA Tour title playing a full bag of Titleist gear, including a Titleist TSR3 driver and Titleist Pro V1x golf balls.

Driver: Titleist TSR3 (9°)
3-wood: Titleist TSR3 (13.5°)
Utility Irons: Titleist T200 (2-3)
Irons: Titleist T100 (4-9)
Pitch: Vokey SM9 (46°)
Gap: Vokey SM9 (52°)
Lob: Vokey SM9 Wedgeworks (60˚)
Putter: Scotty Cameron TourType Timeless GSS
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x


Credits: Getty Images, GolfWRX


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