It appears Tom Kim has hit a bit of a sophomore slump this season on the PGA Tour. But it’s worth reminding: He’s only 20!
It’s not like he’s going to miss the FedEx Cup Playoffs or anything, either.
Also worth reminding is Kim’s already a two-time PGA Tour winner for his career and picked up his second this season at the Shriners Children’s Open.
The young South Korean star hasn’t contended for a tournament title since last fall in Las Vegas, but he still has plenty of made cuts.
He’s played well at the majors this year, taking T-16th at the Masters and T-8th at the U.S. Open.
Last week, Kim took T-35th at the Travelers Championship and climbed 15 spots up the leaderboard with a Sunday 65.
He now arrives to the site of his first top-10 on American soil, the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Kim carded 69-72-66-63 last year at Detroit Golf Club to claim solo seventh place. Despite ranking in the bottom half of the field in putting, Kim made a big payday thanks to top-five marks in strokes gained tee-to-green, approach, and around-the-green.
On the 2022-23 season, Kim ranks 26th in total SG per round (.899) and is eighth on approach (.755).
He’s an accurate driver and is subsequently great on approach from the short grass, ranking eighth in proximity from the fairway (30’7”).
Kim is 14th in par-4 scoring (3.98) and in par-5 scoring (4.53).
He knows how to go low, as evidenced by his 63 here last year, a 61 to close out his Wyndham Championship title, and a 62 earlier this year at The American Express.