World No. 115 and overnight leader Si Woo Kim steadied a 3-under-par 31-36=67 in today's weather-delayed final round of the Wyndham Championship to match the tournament record of 21-under 259, and claim his first PGA TOUR title in his 38th career start.
The second-year man, a pre-tourney 100/1 outright, wins in his 30th start of the season, avenging a playoff loss five weeks ago at the opposite-field Barbasol, and matched the tournament mark set by Carl Pettersson (2008). He began the finale with a four-shot lead over playing competitor Rafa Cabrera Bello, his first 54-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR. The South Korean extended the lead to six at the turn with birdies on Nos. 1, 5, 8 and 9. He wobbled to bogeys on 10, 13 and 14, before a two-putt birdie-4 at 15 stopped the bleeding. Following a delay of 1 hour, 22 minutes, he returned to par the 17th and capped with a walk-off 3 from 13'6" at the par-4 18th. The 21-year-old's five-shot win over runner-up Luke Donald earns him among other things, an invite to the 2017 Masters, where he'll make his debut.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 07:47:00 PM