Golf News for Monday, May 14, 2007 | Charity

Mi Hyun Kim donates to tornado victims from her prize money

LPGA professional Mi Hyun Kim was the improbable winner of last weeks SemGroup Championship on a long, wet golf course. What she did after that might have been even more improbable.

She donated $100,000--nearly half of the $210,000 she received for the win--to help the victims of the tornado that destroyed Greensburg, Kan. Kim's only possible connection to the people of Greensburg is that she played in the U.S. Women's Open at Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, about 80 miles away.

According to a story in Golf World, she said "I never expected to win. I thought a long hitter would win. Last week was a surprise for me because I am not a long hitter. God gave it to me as a special present. He used me to help those people."