John HuhBorn in New York City on May 21, 1990, John Huh has had an interesting path to the PGA TOUR. His family moved to South Korea shortly after his birth, and lived there for 12 years. They then moved to Chicago, and later Los Angeles. Huh attended California State University, Northridge, but because of a then-recently changed NCAA policy, he was unable to procure a scholarship, at which time he opted to leave college and turn professional. Sixteen core courses were required, but he had just 15. “I took my summer school and tried to do everything I could do,” he said. “I ended up one course short, so I couldn’t get any scholarships.”

With his father as is golf instructor, John Huh has made great strides. He played on the Korean Tour for three years, and won the 2010 Shinhan Donghae Open. He was also named the 2010 Korean Tour Rookie of the Year. He earned his PGA TOUR card for 2012 by finishing in a tie for 27th at Qualifying School. Prior to Q-School, Huh had never played on a US-based professional tour. He’s already seen great success on the PGA TOUR. His performance in the 2012 season was good enough for 28th on the money list. Huh was named PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year in 2012, becoming the first person of Korean descent to win that honor.

Huh uses special coins to mark his ball on the green. His favorite athlete to watch is figure skater Yuna Kim. He carries trail mix in his golf bag for a snack. John’s bucket list includes skydiving, and his favorite quote is “The pain of sacrifice is nothing compared to the pain of regret.”