MI HYUN KIM (above)
Although Kim's only 5'1", she's muscular and sneaky long. Kim, 24, patterned her swing after John Daly's—her driver points straight down at the top of the backswing—and plays just as aggressively, but she's much more consistent. The '99 rookie of the year, Kim has three wins. Key stat: In her last 42 LPGA starts Kim has missed the cut only once. Our take: This underdog has some bite.
The original Seoul Sister, Sinn, 33, is a 10-year tour veteran, a U.S. citizen and a member of the LPGA's executive committee. She won the U.S. Amateur ('88) and the Publinx ('88 and '89) and represented the U.S. in the Curtis and World Cups, but she has only one victory on the LPGA tour. Key stat: Last year Sinn was 141st in driving distance and 137th in putting—a bad combination. Our take: A fair to middling pro.
She's only 5'2" but, unlike Kim, not long off the tee. Jang, 20, makes up for her lack of length with a matchless short game. Key stat: She won the Korea Women's Open when she was 17. Our take: Korea's answer to Corey Pavin.
SOO YUN KANG
Translated from Korean, this 24-year-old's nickname is Fashion of the Field, so, obviously, she's a snazzy dresser. Expectations were high after she defeated Pak and Laura Davies at last year's Korea Women's Open. Key stat: She finished 49th at last fall's Q school, a setback that means time on the Futures tour. Our take: She will be dangerous when she gets to the Show.
Only 20, Park (no relation to Grace) was a three-time junior champion in Australia and the '97 winner of that country's Amateur Stroke Play. Park practiced too much last year, injuring her back and losing confidence. Key stat: Park ranked 134th on tour in putting in '00, and that won't get it done. Our take: With her work ethic she'll blossom after gaining a few years of experience.
Oh-Yeon Kwon, 25, won 30 events as an amateur in Korea and was captain of a national team that included Pak. Kwon is 5'6" but was only the 155th-longest driver on tour in 2000, her rookie season, when she made only four cuts. Key stat: Kwon was 10th in putts per round in '00. Our take: She needs to come back from the wrist injury that ruined her rookie year.
She's an excellent iron player whose putting and course management aren't always up to par. Han, 22, finished a disappointing 27th at Q school, which came as a surprise in Korea, where she's rated as a better player than Jang. Han was the rookie of the year on the Japanese LPGA tour in '98 and may ultimately head back to Japan. Keystat She won two JLPGA tournaments in 1999. Our take: Could be a sleeper.
A first-team All-America in '96 for UCLA, where she was a math major, this 28-year-old became a U.S. citizen a year ago. At 5'7", Park-Choi has power to spare but lacks consistency. Key star: She ranked a miserable 170th in putting a year ago. Our take: A raw talent whose potential remains untapped.
NAN KYONG HA (left)
A surprise survivor at Q school, Ha, 29, is married and has a three-year-old daughter. Some of the other Koreans hope that their parents will see Ha and allow them to marry, or at least date. Ha seemed unschooled in her LPGA debut this year, drawing a two-shot penalty for taking a divot on a practice swing in a hazard. Key star: She won only once as an amateur. Our take: The Robert Landers of the LPGA tour.