Claimed his biggest PGA Tour victory on May 14 at The Players Championship, becoming, at 21, the youngest winner of the tour's flagship event. Kim won by three strokes over Ian Poulter and Louis Oosthuizen at the TPC Sawgrass. Prior to that, Kim's initial PGA Tour win came in the 2016 Wyndham Championship, which helped him advance to The Tour Championship and earn him exemptions into all four majors in 2017. This will be his first U.S. Open start. He missed the cut in the 2016 PGA Championship, his first start in a major. In 2012, Kim, at age 17, became the youngest to qualify for the PGA Tour via Q-School, but had to wait until he turned 18 at the end of June to compete. He missed seven cuts in eight starts. In 2015, Kim became the second-youngest winner in Web.com Tour history (Jason Day) when he prevailed in the Stonebrae Classic. He finished 10th on the Web.com Tour money list that year to earn him PGA Tour priviledges for the 2015-16 season.