16-Year-Old Kris Kim Makes PGA Tour History by Making Cut at CJ Cup Byron Nelson

The teenage golfing phenom is having an incredible PGA Tour debut.
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16-year-old golfer Kris Kim is going to have to cancel his weekend plans.

In his PGA Tour debut, Kim shot a four-under 67 on Friday at the CJ Cup Byron Nelson to push his two-day total to seven-under 135, making the cut by one stroke. He'll be playing on Saturday and Sunday at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas.

Kim now is the fifth-youngest player in PGA Tour history to make a tournament cut, and the youngest since 16-year-old Kyle Suppa made the cut at the Sony Open in Hawaii in 2015.

Kim, the son of former LPGA Tour player Ji-Hyun Suh, made five birdies and an eagle Thursday to shoot a three-under-par 69 to start the tournament.

He'll be chasing the tournament's front-runner Jake Knapp, who enters the weekend wiith the lead after shooting a 14-under 128 across Thursday and Friday.

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