Michael Kim will tee it up next at the Old White TPC next month. (Redington/Getty Images)
By Sean Martin, PGATOUR.COM
Michael Kim won’t have to wait long to make his next PGA TOUR start after his impressive performance at the U.S. Open. Kim, the low amateur at Merion Golf Club after finishing T-17, is in the field for the Greenbrier Classic on July 4-7 at the Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
Kim, who recently completed his sophomore season at Cal, earned the Greenbrier start by winning the Haskins Award as college golf’s player of the year. He finished in the top 11 in all but one event this season, and was medalist four times. His 70.73 scoring average was a school record.
Kim was tied for seventh with nine holes remaining in last week’s U.S. Open. He was trying to become the first amateur to post a top-10 at the Open since Jim Simons in 1971 at Merion. Kim played his final three holes in 3 over, though, and finished three shots outside the top 10.
Kim joins the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Luke Donald and Graeme McDowell as past Haskins Award winners. Last year’s Haskins Award winner, Justin Thomas, finished 46th at the 2012 Greenbrier Classic.