• Age
    31
  • Turned Pro
    2007
  • Previous Opens
    2

Sung Kang

Rory McIlroy held world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking for 95 weeks and is a four-time major champion. He is one of only four players to have won three majors by the age of 25.

Qualification

Sung Kang has qualified to play Royal Portrush
  • Qualified via The Open Qualifying Series for 3 successive years

    Fact

  • 2011

    PGA Tour Debut

Third successive Open appearance was clinched by a tie for sixth at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March.

Three Royal Portrush spots were on offer as part of the Qualifying Series, but of those ahead of him only compatriot Sungjae Kim was not already exempt and with Rory McIlroy and Matt Wallace, also eight under par, sure of their places as well he and Keith Mitchell had secured starts. Made the halfway cut at Royal Birkdale and Carnoustie, but best Major performance remains joint 18th place at the 2016 US Open. Turned professional in 2007, a year after appearing at the Eisenhower Trophy world amateur team championship and also winning on the Korean Tour as an amateur.

In 2009 lost a play-off to Thongchai Jaidee at the Ballantine’s Championship co-sanctioned by the European and Korean tours. Went into the event ranked 1,112th in the world and left it 380th. Enjoyed two victories on home soil in 2013, the second of them at the Kolon Korea Open by a stroke from a group including McIlroy, and came through the PGA Tour qualifying school. Led the 2017 Shell Houston Open by three after 54 holes, but was second to Russell Henley.

Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Carnoustie 2018
T2
69
69
70
70
278
-6
Royal Birkdale 2017
T4
71
68
69
67
275
-5
Royal Troon 2016
T5
69
71
73
67
280
-4
Royal Liverpool 2014
1
66
66
68
71
271
-17
Muirfield 2013
M/C
79
75
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2012
T60
67
75
73
73
288
8
Royal St George's 2011
T25
71
69
74
73
287
7
St Andrews 2010
T3
63
80
69
68
280
-8
Turnberry 2009
T47
69
74
74
71
288
-
Carnoustie 2007
42
68
76
73
72
289
-

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