2 Koreans Aim High at Pebble Beach


They are two South Korean-born golfers whose pursuit of the American dream has brought them to the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, but from there the stories of James Hahn and Si Woo Kim sharply diverge.

Hahn is a 31-year-old rookie who was raised in the Bay Area; graduated from Cal in 2003, the same year he turned professional; and was married last year. He earned his PGA Tour card by finishing fifth on the tour, and has made the most of his first four starts, posting two top-16 finishes and cracking the top 30 of the FedEx Cup standings.

Kim is a 17-year-old who turned professional last year and earned his PGA Tour playing privileges with a top-25 finish at last December’s qualifying school. He cannot join the tour until his 18th birthday in June,...

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