South Korea's 20-year-old Joohyung “Tom” Kim became one of the youngest winners in PGA TOUR history with a 9-under 61 par on Sunday at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C. became.
Kim played his nines front with 27 at-bats and recorded his score on his 9th hole, the second lowest in tour history. In his regular season finale at Sedgefield Country Club, he trailed compatriot Im Sung-jae (68) and American Jeong-ho (67) with his 20-under 260 in the week, five shots behind him. broke.
Ben Griffin put him fourth at 14 under after scoring 64 rounds for the second time in a row.
The PGA Tour awarded Kim a special temporary membership last month, allowing him unlimited play. Tournaments on sponsor waivers for the rest of the season as he chased his tour card. The PGA added him to the FedEx Cup his playoffs (34th) following Sunday's performance, and he will be a member of his full tour next season.
"While walking off his 18th green... thinking about the work behind the scenes. First of all, I want to thank the team," Kim said on the CBS broadcast. "They have been so supportive of me. Family, parents, agents, coaches. Everyone who has worked beyond boundaries to help me get to this point.
The only player since World War II to win a PGA Tour event at a young age was Jordan Spieth, who was 19 when he won the John Deere Classic title in 2013. But Kim is already proficient. He has nine professional wins in Asia and entered the week ranked 34th in the world.
Additionally, he was the tournament's first He overcame a quad bogey on the hole to get past the crowd.
"After the quads, when I started laughing, I felt better," said Kim. "Instead of getting mad or depressed, I just stayed in the moment. I can't believe I won the first hole with a quad bogey. Hopefully it doesn't happen again." 34}
After birding 2-4, Kim reached a 2-on green on the par-5 5th hole, less than 8 feet to make an eagle. He added birdies on his 6th, 8th and 9th, making it 27 pencils. His birdie three of his putts he was over 18 feet.
He made his only bogey on his par-4 10th hole before settling on a streak of pars and also his two birdies. Kim's tee shot on the par-3 16th hole came comfortably within three feet.
I holed out to an eagle off his fifth fairway and at 68 he added four bogeys and his four birdies. PGA Tour Bonus.
"It's definitely an honor and satisfaction to be in the top 10 of the season on the PGA Tour, but with three playoff events remaining, I'm going to focus on playing well." 'Im said. He said.
Other players on the course this weekend, FedEx, were looking to cement his place in the 125th field of the Cup in his playoffs. From his fifth-place tie with Russell Henry (66) and Taylor Moore (67) - 126th he has pushed up to a predicted position of 104th.
"I think my goal was just to play golf well," he said McGreevy. "I wasn't trying to score a certain number of points or be in the top 30 or anything like that. I hadn't played good golf in a long time, so I was just trying to play good golf. I thought it would heal on its own."
England's Tyrrell Hutton (64), Cheson Hadley (64), Australia's Cameron Percy (66), India's Anirvan Lahiri (68). ), Brandon Wu (70) tied for eighth at 11 under par. Hadley is projected to move up to 105th, although he was in the bubble at 121st.
– Field Level Media