SI Woo Kim THE PLAYERS Champion 2017

Posted by Kristen Doolan on May 23, 2017 4:16:24 PM

Si Woo Kim made his mark on history by becoming the youngest player to ever win THE PLAYERS Championship. At the age of 21, Kim has already had a significant professional career in golf and the world is watching as his continues his climb to the top.

Let’s Start at the Beginning

Kim was born in 1995 in Seoul, South Korea. He attended Yonsei University and turned professional at the ripe age of 17 in 2012. Kim began the youngest player to graduate from the PGA TOUR’s Qualifying School by finishing tied for 20th in 2012. Although he was ready to hit the ground running, due to PGA rules, he could not become a full PGA member until he turned 18 half-way through the 2013 season.

He has several notable wins along the way including a Web.com Tour win in 2014 at the TPC Stonebrae Championship and a PGA Tour win in 2016 at the Wyndham Championship. Both notable victories, other top placements and play in some of golf’s biggest tournament led him to confident enough to claim victory in THE PLAYERS Championship.

Kim’s 2017 PGA TOUR Season Statistics

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Statistics

Rank

Driving Distance

282.1

166th

Driving Accuracy Percentage

55.02%

171st

Greens in Regulation Percentage

58.59%

199th

Birdie Average

3.23

171st

Scoring Average

73.001

198th

*Reported by www.pgatour.com, last updated 5/23/2017*

Winning THE PLAYERS Championship 2017

Leading into the final day of THE PLAYERS Championship, everyone expected a fairy tale finish from the final pair of J.B. Holmes and Kyle Stanley. Following an ace on 17 Thursday, many expected Masters Champion, Sergio Garcia to push on, however no one expected a 21-year-old to rise to the top.

Coming out with a birdie on the first hole and then taking sole possession of the lead with two more on 7 and 9, Kim caught both the fans and camera’s eyes. He finished the back nine with nine straight pars to card a 3-under par, 69 for the day. Si Woo Kim walked away with a historic, career-defining win in the game’s most challenging tournament.

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