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PGA TOUR Victories (1)
Korn Ferry Tour Victories (1)
International Victories (2)
Q SCHOOL GRADUATE
Made his only start of the season at THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES, finishing T36. Began his mandatory two-year military commitment for South Korea, required of all males in South Korea between the ages of 18 and 35. Was granted Major Medical Extension with 26 available starts to earn 359 FedExCup points. Earned 18 points at Nine Bridges (No. 125 Seamus Power collected 377 for the season).
Advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs for a fourth time on the strength of seven top-25 finishes, three of which were top-10 showings.
Advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs for the third time in five years. Earned the final spot (No. 125) following the Wyndham Championship, but was unable to make a charge with a missed cut at The Barclays leaving him in that same spot. Season included 16 made cuts in 28 starts, with five top-25 finishes.
Made 13 of 21 PGA TOUR cuts, with just one top-10 to finish No. 134 in the FedExCup standings. Was No. 127 in the FedExCup standings entering the Wyndham Championship but could not play due to back pain and consequently dropped in the standings and missed the FedExCup Playoffs.
Among 20 made cuts in 27 starts was his first career PGA TOUR victory. Made a return to the FedExCup Playoffs for a second time, where he finished No. 35 in the FedExCup standings after a T23 at the BMW Championship.
After a stellar rookie year on the PGA TOUR in 2012 (37th in FedExCup points), struggled with his putting during his sophomore campaign, recording just 11 made cuts in 25 starts. Season started off with T27 at the Farmers Insurance Open and T16 (Northern Trust Open) in two of his first four starts, before he reeled off a string of seven missed cuts in eight starts. Finished 160th in FedExCup points, with earnings of $391,763.
Finished No. 37 in the FedExCup standings in rookie season.
Qualified for the U.S. Open and played in three other PGA TOUR events. He lost in the first round at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, was 59th at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship and missed the cut at the Memorial Tournament. Has a trio of top-10 performances on the European Tour–a T6 at the Volvo Golf Champions, a T9 at the Volvo World Match Play Championship and a solo sixth at the Nordea Masters.
Made five PGA TOUR starts, with his top finish coming at the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, where he T28. Burst on the scene with some dominant international play, winning for the second time as a professional, capturing the Maybank Malysian Open in Kuala Lumpur by a stroke over fellow countryman K.J. Choi. The win made him the second-youngest European Tour winner in history. at 18 years, 282 days, he was 69 days older than fellow Korean Danny Lee (Johnnie Walker Classic). Matteo Manassero took over the top spot with his victory in 2010. He added top-10 finishes in four other international events. Was runner-up to Padraig Harrington at the Iskandar Johor Open at Horizon Hills G&CC in Malaysia, and added a T4 at the European Tour's Ballentine's Championship, a solo-fourth at the Omega European Masters and a T8 at the Japan Golf Tour's Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open, his second consecutive top-10 in that event. His stellar play gave him the Asian Tour Order of Merit title, making him the youngest winner of that honor in the circuit's history.
He had six top-10s around the world. His best Asian Tour performance was a T5 at the Worldwide Selangor Masters in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Was T9 at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open.
Joined the Asian Tour as a 16-year-old and earned Asian Tour Rookie of the Year honors, thanks to his victory at the Midea China Classic, where he shot a final-round, 3-under 68 to edge Australian Terry Pilkadaris. His victory made him the third-youngest Asian Tour winner in history. Added back-to-back-to-back runner-up performances in the SAIL Open Golf Championship, the Asian Tour International and the GS Caltex Maekyung Open in his next three Asian Tour starts to finish 11th on the Order of Merit.
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