Cal Star Michael Kim Turns Pro
Jan. 6, 2014
Former No.1 world-ranked amateur Michael Kim announced recently that he turned pro and will forego his remaining eligibility at Cal. A San Diego native, Kim will make his professional debut at the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open (Jan. 23-26) at Torrey Pines after accepting a sponsor’s exemption.
Following the Bears’ record setting 2012-2013 season, Kim’s honors included the Haskins Award, Golfweek/Sagarin Player of the Year and Nicklaus Award. He also earned PING All-American and All-West Region honors and was one of three finalists for the Ben Hogan Award, which goes to the top amateur among collegiate players. At the 2013 U.S. Open, Kim was the low amateur, tying for 17th place.
“Michael has left a fabulous legacy at Cal and will always be a great Golden Bear,” said Bears head coach Steve Desimone in a statement. “We wish him the best in his professional career.”