Joohyung “Tom” Kim secures first PGA TOUR victory, propels to No. 5 on Presidents Cup International Team standings

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – South Korea’s Joohyung “Tom” Kim climbed eight spots to No. 5 on the International Team standings with his inaugural PGA TOUR win at the Wyndham Championship, officially securing a spot on the team. The 20-year-old will make his debut appearance at the 2022 Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow Club, September 20-25.

The qualification criteria for the U.S. Team and the International Team for the 2022 Presidents Cup are as follows:
Kim first burst on the scene with a third-place finish at the Genesis Scottish Open and joined the TOUR as a Special Temporary Member following The Open Championship. Kim then added a seventh-place finish at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, where he equaled the 18-hole tournament scoring record with 9-under 63. With his recent win, Kim joins the PGA TOUR as a full-time member and qualifies for the FedExCup Playoffs (enters the Playoffs at No. 34 in the FedExCup standings)

“I've watched the Presidents Cup ever since I started playing golf. Even before I was starting full time in Australia, there was a couple there,” Kim said. “I would love to make that team. Hopefully, this gives me a close chance to make that team. Yeah, it was actually pretty nerve wracking for me to walk a couple holes [with Immelman], obviously you don't want to shank one in front of your future captain potentially. I was actually hitting it pretty good. I said to my caddie, you know what, I think I'll be ready for that. If you can hit it good in front of the captain, I think you'll be OK. Hopefully I'll get a chance to represent his team in Charlotte.”

At age 20 years, 1 month, 17 days, Kim is the second-youngest winner on the PGA TOUR since World War II (youngest: Jordan Spieth, 2013 John Deere Classic) and the first player born in the 2000s to win on TOUR. Kim is the first Special Temporary Member to win on TOUR since Collin Morikawa at the 2019 Barracuda Championship

Fellow South Korean Sungjae Im finished the Wyndham Championship in a two-way tie for second place and moved to No. 10 in the FedExCup standings, earning $1 million through the Comcast Business TOUR TOP 10, which rewards players for their performance during the PGA TOUR Regular Season.

Following his third win of the season at the 2022 Open Championship, Cameron Smith continues to prove his place, holding strong at No. 1 in the International Team standings followed by Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama.

On the U.S. Team, Tony Finau’s win at the Rocket Mortgage Classic moved him into the top six of the U.S. Team standings for the 2022 Presidents Cup. With two weeks remaining before the qualification period ends following the BMW Championship, Finau is in search of his second Presidents Cup appearance after earning a 0-1-3 record at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in 2019 as a captain’s pick for Tiger Woods.

Elsewhere on the U.S. Team standings, Patrick Cantlay sits comfortably at No. 2 in the midst of a streak of 10 top-10s, most of any player on the PGA TOUR this season. In addition to the top-10s, Cantlay also has one win this season (Zurich Classic of New Orleans) and is seeking to become the first player to win the FedExCup in back-to-back seasons. Sam Burns, Xander Schauffele and Justin Thomas remain firm in the U.S. Team standings, rounding out the top five.

United States Team

International Team

The top 15 players in the International and U.S. Presidents Cup Team Standings as of May 2, 2022 are listed below.


  1. Scottie Scheffler
  2. Patrick Cantlay
  3. Sam Burns
  4. Xander Schauffele
  5. Justin Thomas
  6. Tony Finau
  7. Jordan Spieth
  8. Collin Morikawa
  9. Max Homa
  10. Will Zalatoris
  11. Billy Horschel
  12. Cameron Young
  13. Tom Hoge
  14. J.T. Poston
  15. Kevin Kisner


  1. Cameron Smith
  2. Hideki Matsuyama
  3. Sungjae Im
  4. Joaquin Niemann
  5. Joohyung Kim
  6. Corey Conners
  7. Mito Pereira
  8. Adam Scott
  9. K.H. Lee
  10. Erik van Rooyen
  11. Adam Hadwin
  12. Sebastian Munoz
  13. Mackenzie Hughes
  14. Ryan Fox
  15. Anirban Lahiri

The 2022 Presidents Cup will be held at Quail Hollow Club, September 20-25. For more information about the Presidents Cup, or to purchase tickets, please visit