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Kris Kim: Son of LPGA Ji-Hyun Suh

Golfing runs in the Kim family.

Kris’s mother, Ji-Hyun Suh was a trailblazer who competed in the 1990s, beginning her own career at 13.

After joining the Republic of Korea national team, she turned professional in 1998.

Following the decision to call time on her career, a move to England for Ji-Hyun would see her become a teacher at a driving range.

Now her son is ready to tap into that knowledge, soaking up all the advice he can ahead of his first PGA Tour outing.

“I’ll definitely ask my mum for advice,” Kim said.

“It is going to be a very different environment and you don’t know how you will respond to it – she’ll help me deal with it.

“She’s my coach and we talk about everything from dealing with nerves, taking one shot at a time, leaving bad shots behind and keeping it simple right through to course strategy.”

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