What a week for 21-year-old Si Woo Kim. During the final round on Sunday at THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass, Kim carded a three-under 69 to defeat Ian Poulter and Louis Oosthuizen by three strokes to win the PGA TOUR’s “fifth major.” With this win, he becomes the youngest player in PGA TOUR history to win the event, a record previously held by Adam Scott in 2004 when he won the event at age 23.
This was a particularly impressive win as Kim entered the week with six missed cuts and three WD’s in 15 starts since January. But he got up and down a perfect 10 out of 10 times in the final round to post a great score against a field that featured 48 of the world’s top 50 players. This just shows that golf is anybody’s game and that #TheseGuysAreGood! Kim becomes the second South Korean to win THE PLAYERS, joining K.J. Choi, who won in 2011 at the age of 40.
He joins a group of other young golfers who have joined the winner’s circle over the past 18 months including Emiliano Grillo, Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Hideki Matsuyama and Cameron Smith, all of whom were 24 or younger at the time of their victories. In the video above, watch extended highlights from the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship!
Source: PGA TOUR