Chan Kim scores first PGA TOUR ace in standout career moment


Chan Kim makes first ace of PGA TOUR career


  • Chan Kim made his first career PGA TOUR ace after learning of a friend’s passing
  • The hole-in-one came at the Texas Children’s Houston Open

Article Summary

Chan Kim, a first-year TOUR member, made a hole-in-one at the par-3 ninth hole in Friday’s second round of the Texas Children’s Houston Open, after learning of his friend’s passing. The ace came from a pitching wedge shot from 157 yards, marking his first career PGA TOUR hole-in-one. The round of 67 in the second-day secured Kim a 2-under 138 total, placing him inside the cut line. This was a special round for Kim, as he played in honor of his late friend. The ace also made up for a bad break he experienced at the Sony Open. Kim, a late bloomer, has been performing well this season, with solid finishes at The American Express and the Mexico Open at Vidanta. This was his sixth consecutive made cut, showing his consistency and talent on the TOUR.