A solid T24 finish heading into the final round in Detroit will allow Kim to make a grateful schedule change and remove the Korn Ferry Tour Finals from his calendar (an alternative route to earning his Tour card next month). With seven birdies and an eagle from 126 yards on the par-4 10th, he moved comfortably inside the 10th on the leaderboard.
Kim earned a sponsor’s exemption into the Rockets Mortgage Classic, his eighth Tour start of the season. Last season, he earned a special provisional membership by finishing 150th in non-member FedExCup points.
Kim, who is not a member, will not be exempt from FedEx play unless he wins next week’s regular season-ending Wyndham Championship. His showing in Detroit, but his non-member FedExCup points finish at the Wyndham Championship, will ensure he surpasses No. 125 on the FedExCup Playoffs and Qualifying points list.
Kim in 2010 As a professional in 2018, he won twice on the Asian Tour and the Korean Tour. Detroit reached No. 39 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
A boy who adopted the American name Thomas after being inspired by the television series “Thomas the Tank Engine” is now set to take the stage as a member of the PGA Tour.