K.H. Lee (left), Tom Kim, Si Woo Kim and Sungjae Im of South Korea join forces as Presidents Cup teammates in September. Photo: Jared C. Tilton, Getty Images
No one is surprised when the latest party of Korean golfers arrives in the west and makes its mark sooner than its predecessors. One way and another, they look so much more at ease on the PGA and DP World tours than they did before.
In the recent Presidents Cup, there were four Koreans representing the International team: Si Woo Kim, Tom Kim, Sungjae Im and K.H. Lee.
Tom Kim was the star of the show. Golf Digest described him as “recklessly entertaining,” while Scott Michaux wrote in these pages, “If you don’t love and can’t root for this gifted and relatable kid, that’s your problem.”
To cite one more of Kim’s many admirers, namely International captain Trevor Immelman, “He is just wired differently.”
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