Oct
9
2009
Know Your Asians: Christina Kim (Kris-tee-na Kim)
By Stephanie Wei under General

There’s an influx of Asians on the LPGA. And they’re really good. In fact, they win a lot. But many fans find it difficult to keep track of who is who because, you know, all Asians look alike and their names sound the same. So, let’s get to know them better.


  • Born and raised in San Jose, California, Christina is 25 years old
  • In 2004 she became the youngest player to reach $1 million in earnings
  • She has two wins on the LPGA, 2004 Longs Drug Challenge and 2005 The Mitchell Company of Champions
  • This year she finished T3 at the British Open
  • She has a serious addiction to Twitter: “It’s like crack.”
  • She’s known for her gregarious and animated personality both on and off the course — and her colorful (sometimes NSFW) language — she makes golf FUN!
  • The most inappropriate question she’s been asked by fans or Pro-Am partners is: “How do you swing around those tits?”
  • As head cheerleader, her unbridled enthusiasm helped lead the US Solheim Cup Team to a victory over Europe, and she played well, finishing with a 3-1-0 record
  • She was one of three lovely LPGA players that undressed for the ESPN Body Issue
  • She enjoys photography, running, yoga, dancing and reading and the Discovery Channel

Asian-ness Scale (1-10, 1: Michelle Wie, totally Americanized (born in US, duh!); 5: Se Ri Pak, somewhat assimilated; 10: Eun-Hee Ji, 한국말): Christina = 1

[Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images]