Name: Birdie Kim
Rookie Year: 2004
Career Earnings: $1,206,648.00
Education: Korea University
Symetra Tour Alumnae
• In 2012, competed in the U.S. Womens’ Open Championship and an additional 14 events on the Symetra
• In 2009, best finish was a tie for 29th at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger.
• In 2008, best finish was a tie for 14th at the HSBC Women's Champions.
• In 2007, recorded two top-10 finishes, including second at The Mitchell Company LPGA Tournament of
Champions, where she crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings; tied her career-low 65 in the
opening round of the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill.
• In 2006, best finish was a tie for 19th at the Safeway International Presented by Coca-Cola.
• In 2005, won her first career event at the U.S. Women’s Open, holing a wedge shot from the greenside
bunker on the final hole to become the 14th player in LPGA history to make the U.S. Women’s Open her
first career win; carded a career-low 65 in the opening round of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic
Presented by Kroger, where she tied for 29th.
• In 2004, returned to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she tied for 12th to retain exempt status
for the 2005 LPGA season.
• In 2003, finished fourth on the Futures Tour money list to earn exempt status for the 2004 LPGA season;
competed on the Futures Tour and won the Bank of Ann Arbor Futures Classic; tied for seventh at the
Korean Women’s Open Championship.
• In 2001, joined the Futures Tour and won the Chumash Casino Futures Classic and the Southwestern Bell
• In 2000, turned professional in November.
Kim was the silver medalist at the 1998 Asian Games. She was the 1998-99 Korea Junior Championship winner and from 1998-2000 was a member of the Korean National Team. She won a total of 19 tournaments in Korea as an amateur.