Bio Kim of South Korea has been having a great year so far although he is aware that he needs to continuously work to keep himself at the top of the Asian Tour Order of Merit and the Korean PGA Tour ranking this season.

Hence, Kim knows he has to perform well starting with the International Series Korea event that is set to tee off this week. And considering that it will be held on Jeju Island, a famous holiday destination in the country, the fact that he has had success there may work in his favor.

“It’s going to be a great week on Jeju Island and hopefully, I will have a good result,” the 31-year-old golfer said via the Asian Tour site. “I have really good memories of being here in Jeju over the past few years. Of course, I won here recently, and this week is great because I am spending a lot of time with my family, which normally we can’t do as we are on the road.”

Kim won the SK Telecom Open on the Korean PGA Tour in June on Jeju Island. The $1.5 million event starts tomorrow at a different venue, Lotte Skyhill Country Club.

He is enjoying the finest seasons of his career, having won the GS Caltex Maekyung Open in May, his maiden win on the Asian Tour. As of this writing, he is in third place on the Asian Tour Merit list and fourth on Korea’s ranking.

“I do want to win both money lists although before that I really want to improve my GIR [Greens in Regulation] stats, on both Tours. We will see how it goes for the rest of the year. We just have a lot of tournaments ahead. I just have to keep my head down, do my own thing and hope to see some results,” Kim explained.

Kim has finished atop the Korean ranking before in 2010, a year after he turned professional. That early success prompted him to head to the PGA Tour qualifying school at the end of that year where he hit the headlines by making it through at the tender age of 20.

However, Kim lost his playing privileges a year later before deciding to mainly focus on playing in Korea.

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