KIAWAH ISLAND, South Carolina, August 11 - OneAsia winners Bae Sang-moon and Kim Kyung-tae have both made the cut at the PGA Championships -- their fourth Major of the season -- ensuring a share of a jackpot purse and lucrative world ranking points.
Kim has a share of 24th place after contrasting rounds of 69 and 77 left him two over for the championship -- six shots behind leaders Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Carl Pettersson.
Rounds of 72 and 78 left Bae at six over and in on Kiawah Island's Ocean Course, widely regarded as the toughest 18 holes in the United States.
Bae won the Kolon Korea Open and finished fifth on the OneAsia Order of Merit in 2009, the year the Asia-Pacific regional tour was launched. In 2010 he added the SK Telecom Open trophy to his cabinet en-route to finishing fourth on the money list.
The 26-year-old from Daegu remained a full member of OneAsia last year while also topping the money list in Japan and qualifying for the U.S. PGA Tour through Q School.
He has already come close to winning in the U.S., finishing joint runner-up in the Transitions Championship earlier this year after losing in a four-man playoff to Luke Donald.
Kim won GS Caltex Maekyung Open in 2011 when he finished second on the money list with $327,178.09.
The 25-year-old missed the cut at the U.S. Masters and Open Championship earlier this year, but finished joint 67th at the U.S. Open.
Bae was tied for 37 at the Masters, missed the cut at the U.S. Open, and was joint 64th at the Open championship.