An Byeong-hun
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name An Byeong-hun
Born (1991-09-17) 17 September 1991
Seoul, South Korea
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 95.0 kg (209.4 lb; 14.96 st)
Nationality  South Korea
Residence Orlando, Florida, U.S.
College University of California, Berkeley
Turned professional 2011
Current tour(s) European Tour
Former tour(s) Challenge Tour
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
Challenge Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2010
U.S. Open CUT: 2010
The Open Championship T26: 2014
PGA Championship DNP

An Byeong-hun (Hangul: 안병훈, Hanja: 安秉勛) (born 17 September 1991), or Byeong-Hun An, is a professional golfer from Seoul, South Korea. In August 2009, he became the youngest-ever winner of the U.S. Amateur.

Amateur career

Born in Seoul, South Korea, An is the son of Ahn Jae-Hyung and Jiao Zhimin, both of whom were medalists in table tennis at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.[1]

An moved to the United States in December 2005 to attend the The David Leadbetter Golf Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where he was also known as Ben An.[2]

In August 2009, at age 17, An became the youngest-ever winner of the U.S. Amateur when he defeated Ben Martin 7 & 5 in the 36-hole final at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.[3] He made his PGA Tour debut in March 2010 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, a week before playing in The Masters.[2] An made the cut at the 2010 Verizon Heritage and was one shot off the lead during the second round before finishing the tournament T-59.[4]

At the 2010 U.S. Amateur, An became the first defending champion to advance to the semifinals since Tiger Woods in 1996.[5] After An took a 3-up lead after nine holes in his semifinal match, his opponent David Chung rallied to defeat An 1-up.[6]

Professional career

An turned professional in 2011 and earned a spot on the Challenge Tour via qualifying school.[7]

In June 2013, An had his best finish to date on the Challenge Tour, tied for second place at the Scottish Hydro Challenge.[8] In August 2014, he won his first Challenge Tour event at the Rolex Trophy, making An the first Korean to win on the Challenge Tour.[9]

Amateur wins (1)

Professional wins (1)

Challenge Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
1 24 Aug 2014 Rolex Trophy 63-69-73-64=269 −19 3 strokes Benjamin Hebert

Results in major championships

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP T26
  • DNP = Did not play
  • CUT = missed the half-way cut
  • "T" = tied
  • Yellow background for top-10.

See also


  1. ^ Seung-woo, Kang (31 August 2009). "An Becomes Youngest U.S. Amateur Champ".  
  2. ^ a b Evans, Farrell (24 March 2010). "Questions for ... Byeong-Hun An". 
  3. ^ Latzke, Jeff (30 August 2009). "US Amateur Champ Is Youngest Ever - Again - at 17".  
  4. ^ Iacobelli, Pete (17 April 2010). "Furyk tops packed Harbour Town leaderboard".  
  5. ^ Herrington, Ryan (27 August 2010). "Uihlein Wins Cowboy Quarterfinal Shootout".  
  6. ^ "Byeong-Hun An Loses at U.S. Amateur".  
  7. ^ "Former U.S. Am champ joins Chandler's ISM group". GolfWeek. 18 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "2013 Scottish Hydro Challenge – Leaderboard". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "An claims Rolex glory in Geneva". PGA European Tour. 24 August 2013. 

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