Golf amateur Kris Kim balances exams and CJ Cup Byron Nelson.


"I've actually got exams" - Amateur golfer Kris Kim juggles exams and CJ Cup Byron Nelson at the same time


Amateur golfer Kris Kim, a 16-year-old juggling school exams and playing in the CJ Cup Byron Nelson as an amateur, aims to make history by making the cut and potentially winning the event.

  • Kris Kim is making his PGA Tour debut as an amateur at 16 years old
  • He is balancing school exams with competing in the CJ Cup Byron Nelson

Amateur golfer Kris Kim is making his debut on the PGA Tour as an amateur at just 16 years old. Despite having school exams looming, Kim got a sponsor’s exemption to play in the CJ Cup Byron Nelson and is aiming to make history by not only making the cut but potentially winning the event. Juggling school and golf, Kim shared his typical schedule of balancing school from 8 am to 4 pm and then practicing golf in the evenings and weekends.

Kim expressed his excitement at being able to play on such a platform, calling it a dream come true. He is focused on making the cut in the tournament, hoping to emulate the success of fellow amateur Miles Russell, who recently made history by becoming the youngest amateur to make the cut at a Korn Ferry event. Despite stiff competition, Kim is determined to give his best performance and potentially follow in the footsteps of other successful amateurs in the PGA Tour.

Even if Kim doesn’t perform well in the tournament, his appearance at the CJ Cup Byron Nelson is already historic. He is the first European amateur to be sponsored by CJ Group and has signed NIL deals with Under Armour and TaylorMade, making him a rising star in the golfing world. A strong showing in the tournament would solidify his reputation as a future star in the sport.