THE TOP 25
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
Known as "Ben" to friends, he became the youngest winner of the prestigious U.S. Amateur in 2009, defeating Ben Martin 7 and 5 in the final. ... Missed the cut at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and Masters Tournament before reaching the weekend at a PGA Tour event for the first time at last month's Verizon Heritage. ... Has signed a national letter of intent to play at Cal-Berkeley in the fall. ... Born in South Korea, he attended the Bradenton Academy in Florida.
"I have a lot of things to work on, especially in my short game. It's definitely great to have this opportunity when I'm young. I'm getting more used to it. I'm not as nervous on the first tee as I was before."
CAREER BEST FINISH:
Win, 2009 U.S. Amateur