Anthony “AK” Kim is a Korean American professional golfer. He was born on June 19, 1985 at Los Angeles, California in the United States. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas, United States.
Kim, a former Junior World champion and huge junior golfer, earned All-American honors at his university (The University of Oklahoma). Not only that, but he has also earned a Freshman of the Year award.
AK turned pro 2 years ago (2006) after receiving an invitation from a sponsor to play at the 2006 Valero Texas Open. He made this his debut into his professional career, achieving a tie for second on the said PGA Tour. He came to earn his PGA Tour card in 2007 through the qualifying school.
He started off with a bang, and broke through the Top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings by May 2007. This was mostly contributed by the four Top 10 finishes he had while on his rookie season on the PGA Tour.
By May 2008, AK achieved his first PGA Tour win at the Wachovia Championship. He defeated former champion of the British Open, Ben Curtis, by five shots. For this particular victory, AK earned a whopping $1,152,000 and climbed up to a career-high rank of 16th in the world.