Wyndham Championship: Si Woo Kim’s First Victory
Greensboro, North Carolina – 21-year-old Korean Si Woo Kim took control of the Wyndham Championship emphatically during Friday’s round 2 with his blistering round of 60. In round 3 on Saturday, he followed that up with another impressive day at Donald Ross’ Sedgefield Country Club – shooting 64. Leading by four entering Sunday, Si Woo Kim cruised home with a birdie on the 72nd hole to shoot a final round 67 and 21 under par total (to equal the tournament record) and beat Luke Donald by five strokes for his first victory on the PGA Tour.
“It’s never easy to lead from the front but he seems to cope with it very well,” said Donald who also shot a final round 67.
Kim led the field in strokes gained off-the-tee, tee to green and total ball striking. It was so impressive that he only needed a decent week putting to grab the title (34th in strokes gained putting).
“I feel confidence, so I don’t have any fear to attacking the pin,” said Kim who is now exempt for two years on the PGA Tour. The win moves Kim from 43rd to 15th in the FedEx Cup points standings, virtually assuring him of a spot at the Tour Championship at East Lake in late September.
Brandt Snedeker (67) and Hideki Matsuyama (67) finished tied for third at 15 under par.