Si Woo Kim becomes youngest winner ever
As the Sun rose over Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida the cars were already lining up on A1A to get into TPC Sawgrass. Today was the Final Round of The Players Championship, and many would watch as a shy 21 Year old from Taiwan, would Put his way into the record books.
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On a week where 67 balls went into the water on the iconic 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass, a run of superstar champions ended with the emergence of 21-year-old Si Woo Kim from South Korea.
Kim (-10) had just one bogey all weekend as he became the youngest Players Championship winner, outlasting a course that caused so many to post big numbers at one of the PGA Tour’s signature event. He played the course no worse than even (Round 2) with three sub-70 rounds. Kim was hitting driver off the deck on Saturday and driving the green at 12 on Sunday, playing phenomenal golf and riding a nine-hole par train all the way to his historic win.
The other player to get hot this weekend was Ian Poulter, who moved into position to win after just getting his PGA Tour status firmed up. Poulter’s story was an easy one to root for on Sunday, but bogeys on the 12th and 18th left him as a runner-up along with Louis Oosthuizen.
Poulter couldn’t get the win, but he had the shot of the day with this incredible shot out of the pinestraw.