Lee Kyoung-hoon Biography
Lee Kyoung-hoon (K. H. Lee) is a South Korean professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He won his first PGA Tour title at the 2021 AT&T Byron Nelson, finishing at 25 under for a 3-stroke win over third-round leader Sam Burns. The PGA Tour victory came in his 80th start at the age of 29 years, 8 months, 23 days. He became the second consecutive Korean winner of the AT&T Byron Nelson, marking the first TOUR event to produce back-to-back winners from Korea. He also became the first player on record (since 1983) to card a 72-hole total of 263 or better at the AT&T Byron Nelson.
K. H. Lee turned professional in 2010 and joined the OneAsia Tour for 2011, earning his card through qualifying school. He finished 39th on the Order of Merit with his best finish being a tie for sixth. He joined the Japan Golf Tour in 2012 and recorded a runner-up finish in his second event of the year. He won the Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup in July.
He earned his first victory on the OneAsia Tour in September 2015, with a four stroke victory at the Kolon Korea Open. In October 2015, Lee won for the third time in his career, and second time on the Japan Golf Tour when he secured victory at the Honma TourWorld Cup at Trophia Golf.
In 2016, Lee moved to the United States to play on the Web.com Tour, after finishing 8th in the Web.com Tour qualifying tournament. He recorded a career-best T4 finish at the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft Heinz to move up to 78th on the Regular Season money list and secure conditional status on the Korn Ferry Tour for 2017. Two weeks later, he won the Kolon Korean Open, and in October he finished second at the Japan Open Golf Championship and Bridgestone Open. He finished only 78th on the Web.com Tour, and played again in the qualifying tournament, where he tied for 14th place. He returned to the Web.com Tour in 2017 where his best finish was tied for third place in the Rex Hospital Open. In 2018, he finished fifth in the Web.com Tour regular season rankings to earn a promotion to the PGA Tour.
At the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open, Lee finished in a tie for second, one stroke behind winner, Brooks Koepka. In May 2021, Lee earned his first PGA Tour win at the 2021 AT&T Byron Nelson, with a score of 25-under-par, beating runner-up Sam Burns by three strokes.
Lee Kyoung-hoon Age
Lee Kyoung-hoon was born on August 24, 1991, in Seoul, South Korea.
Lee Kyoung-hoon Wife
Is Lee Kyoung-hoon married? He is married to his wife Joo Yeon Yu.
Lee Kyoung-hoon Family
Golfer K. H. Lee and his wife Joo Yeon Yu have a daughter, Celine Yuna, born in July 2021.
Lee Kyoung-hoon Net Worth
Lee Kyoung-hoon has made $5,845,417 in career earnings.
Lee Kyoung-hoon Height
He stands at a height of 5’9″ (1.75 m).
Lee Kyoung-hoon Nationality
He is of South Korean nationality.
Lee Kyoung-hoon Instagram
Lee Kyoung-hoon’s Instagram handle is @khlee_golf.
Lee Kyoung-hoon Wiki
|Fact Title||Fact Data|
|Full Name:||K.H. Lee|
|Height:||5’9″ (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||176 lbs (80 kg)|
|Birthday:||August 24, 1991|
|Birthplace:||Seoul, South Korea|
|Residence:||Goyang City, Korea|
|Wife:||Joo Yeon Yu|
|Family:||Wife, Joo Yeon Yu; daughter, Celine Yuna|
|College:||Korea National Sport University (2014)|
|Net Worth/Career Earnings:||$5,845,417|
Facts about Lee Kyoung-hoon
- Is also known as K. H. Lee.
- Graduated from high school in Seoul in 2010. Attended Korean Sports University, the same school as fellow 2018 Korn Ferry Tour grad Sungjae Im.
- Is an only son.
- If not a professional golfer, would be a singer. Took lessons in South Korea and considered a career as a singer. While he is shy singing in front of others, has a very good voice. Enjoys listening to rock music.
- Was a shot put athlete before taking up golf at age 13. Started golf to lose weight, but ended up falling in love with the game.
- Motto is “A rolling stone gathers no moss.”
- Bucket list item is a tour around the world and riding a motorcycle.
- Started a junior golf tournament in Seoul, titled the Lee Kyoung Hoon Junior Golf Tournament held every April/May. Grew up playing junior golf tournaments and wanted to return the favor.
- Close with LPGA players Sei Young Kim and Hana Hang.