Sei Young Kim never ceases to amaze me. She’s having a splendid season. Her win at the Lorena Ochoa Match Play and 6 additional top-10s put Kim among the most competitive players in the women’s game right now.
Looking only at her performance at the majors puts the situation in sharper focus. Kim finished T27 at the ANA Inspiration, then T4 at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, and T8 at the U.S. Women’s Open. Those finishes tell me she’s learned how to manage the stress of a major championship.
This will be Kim’s third Ricoh Women’s British Open start. As a rookie she missed the cut. Last year she finished T50. Given her performance at this year’s majors, Kim looks primed and ready to get in the mix at Kingsbarns.
Kim has an uncanny ability to get herself from tee to green efficiently and quickly – she ranks 4th on the Tour in GIR – and her putting is more than adequate to have her ranked 12th in overall scoring average.