The donation to the United Way Greensburg Disaster Fund amounts to nearly half of the $210,000 Kim won by defeating Hall of Famer Juli Inkster in a playoff Sunday at the LPGA tournament at Cedar Ridge Country Club. The tornado destroyed Greensburg, Kan., on Friday night and has claimed at least 11 lives.
'I was just happy that I won the tournament,' Kim said. 'Sunday and during the week, the tornadoes came out of the middle of nowhere. I felt like I needed to do something for them. Winning a tournament on its own was a good thing, but I just decided to donate some money.'
Kim, 30, has won eight LPGA events and her career earnings on the tour total more than $6.5 million since 1999.
'Honestly, I made a lot of money in the United States on the LPGA Tour,' Kim said. 'Most of time, I get the money here and donate to South Korea. But, I want to help people here, too.'
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