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Si Woo Kim

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (22) / 6/28/1995
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 182

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Si Woo Kim gears up for his third full season on TOUR as he sets his eyes on TPC Kuala Lumpur for this week's CIMB Classic.
The 22-year-old already has a pair of wins on his CV, but there is still plenty of potential to untap. In particular, his consistency needs improvement, missing the cut (or withdrawing) in 28-of-64 starts since becoming a full-time PGA TOUR member, two years ago. The WDs are what is most alarming. Perhaps we can chalk that up to age at this point, feeling the need to grind every week instead of picking his spots. Next up for the youngster, is a second look at TPC Kuala Lumpur (finished T10 last year) to kick off the new season. With the next three events in Asia, Kim has a good chance to jump out to a quick start this season and perhaps springboard him to the best season of his young career. Oct 11 - 1:57 PM
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Si Woo Kim settled for an 8-over-par 40-39=79 before withdrawing from the 99th PGA Championship, citing a shoulder injury. UPDATE: Kim returned to action Aug. 24th at THE NORTHERN TRUST and shot 2-over 72 in Round 1.

Kim split nine (of 14) fairways today but parlayed that into just seven greens in regulation. He found water once and had one three-jack, as well. Kim was playing in his fifth career major championship and has now missed the cut in four of them (T13 at the 2017 U.S. Open). In 69 career starts, the 22-year-old now has a whopping seven mid-tournament WDs on his resume, six of them coming this season. Kim generally has no troubles getting right back on the horse, so gamers should expect to see him next week at Sedgefield Country Club, where he'll be defending his title. If he doesn't show up next week then gamers should consider this a pretty serious injury. UPDATE: Kim is NOT listed in the Wyndham Championship field, opting for rest instead.
Aug 10 - 8:23 PM

Si Woo Kim makes his final preparations at Royal Birkdale as he readies for his Open Championship debut this week in Southport, England.

After a consistent rookie season, Kim has been all-or-nothing this year as he battled through injuries. It appeared that was behind him after winning THE PLAYERS but since then he's just 1-for-5 including a mid-tournament WD at the Memorial Tournament. The 22-year-old is 1-for-3 in major championship, with the recent T13 at Erin Hills being the clear highlight. The youngster has a world of upside, but he remains a high risk, high reward play for the foreseeable future.
Source: TheOpen.com
Jul 19 - 12:50 PM

Si Woo Kim is an early-week withdraw from this week's Travelers Championship. Bobby Gates will take his spot in the field.

There is no reason cited for the change of heart on Monday. He arrives fresh off a T13 finish at the U.S. Open Championship. There was a shot or two where Kim looked like he may have tweaked his back (his common injury), but it may have also just been him wincing due to him not liking the shot he executed. A few months ago, Kim would have possibly remained committed here but with a win at THE PLAYERS, he now has plenty of job security, allowing him to be more flexible with his scheduling.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jun 19 - 10:15 AM

With a 4-under-par 35-33=68 on Moving Day, Si Woo Kim reached 9-under 207 through 54 holes of the 117th U.S. Open Championship, good enough for solo sixth on the live board with round three coming to end and just two shots behind clubhouse leader Justin Thomas. UPDATE: With R3 play completed, Kim is solo 6th, three back of leader Brian Harman.

Martin Kaymer won the 2014 PLAYERS Championship before landing the U.S. Open soon after and Korean Kim has the opportunity to match that feat in Sunday's final round following another strong lap at Erin Hills today which included six birdies against two bogeys. Kim drained his opening birdie try from 14'3" at the 1st hole but then dropped shots at 4 and 6. But he poured in five birdies after that, scribbling circles at 7, 8, 11, 13 and 15. His longest conversion came from 32 feet at 13 while he also made a 24 footer at 7. The 21-year-old set up two more chances at 17 and 18 but couldn't get it to double digits under par. He hit 11 (of 14) fairways today, found 14 greens in regulation and took 28 putts.
Jun 17 - 7:13 PM

The 2017 PLAYERS champion Si Woo Kim styled a 2-under-par 36-34=70 during round two of the U.S. Open Championship, tossing his name inside the top 10 on the live leaderboard at 5-under 139.

The young South Korean was attacking flagsticks all day, giving himself seven birdie looks from inside 12 feet. The putter never warmed up, though, as he converted on just three of those seven chances. Luckily, he added a long-distance birdie from 20'2" at the par-4 17th to pad his scorecard and offset a pair of bogeys. Kim entered the week with an 0-for-2 record in major championships and also withdrew during his last prep event (the Memorial Tournament) due to an ankle injury. While he's not the most consistent golfer, his game rarely falters when he's clicking. He's positioned himself inside the top 10 after R2 on six occasions and produced top 20s in all those events.
Jun 16 - 2:12 PM

World No. 32 Si Woo Kim withdrew during the third round of the Memorial Tournament due to an ankle injury.

After opening in 76-71, the 21-year-old was one of 14 players to make the cut on the number (T64). He was 2-over thru 17 holes, overshadowing two birdies with four bogeys when he called it a day after reportedly injuring his ankle playing a bunker shot. This is the South Korean's sixth mid-tourney WD in 63 career events, fifth this season in 21 starts. His next scheduled start is the U.S. Open in two weeks, where he'll be making his debut.
Jun 3 - 1:51 PM

Playing out of the penultimate twosome, World No. 75 Si Woo Kim, a pre-tourney 400/1 outright, painted a bogey-free 3-under-par 33-36=69 in the final round of THE PLAYERS to post 10-under 278, up three places on the day and good for a 3-shot win over runners-up Ian Poulter and Louis Oosthuizen. UPDATE: Kim vaults 47 spots to a career-high 28th in OWGR.

At 21 years of age, the South Korean is the youngest-ever to hoist the crystal in the tourney's 44-year history. He adds his second TOUR title in his 61st career event, joining the 2016 Wyndham (23 starts ago), where he was the 54-hole leader by four and won by five. The victory comes in Kim's second PLAYERS (T23/2016) and his 19th start of the season, and is a second top 10 (T10, CIMB Classic). Among a throng of other goodies, it comes with a 5-year exemption on TOUR and a 3-year exemption into the Masters. After kicking off in 69-72-68, Kim began in solo 4th, two shy of overnight co-leaders J.B. Holmes and Kyle Stanley. He landed nine (of 14) fairways and only eight greens in regulation, but went 10-for-10 in scrambling and needed just 23 putts. Kim circled three birdies at 1, 7 and 9, each from between 17 and 25 feet, recording the only bogey-free lap in R4 and was blemish-free over his last 20 holes.
May 14 - 7:32 PM

World No. 75 Si Woo Kim orchestrated a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the third round of THE PLAYERS to reach 7-under 209, up 13 spots to T3 and good for the 54-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Kim is in solo 4th, two back of 54-hole co-leaders J.B. Holmes and Kyle Stanley.

After kicking off in 69-72, the 21-year-old began T16 on 3-under, six shy of 36-hole co-leaders Louis Oosthuizen and Kyle Stanley. He found 11 (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, losing 0.635 strokes approaching-the-green but gaining 3.228 around-the-green. The second-year man was blemish-free 5-under thru 15 holes, circling holes 2, 9, 10 and 12, before suffering a lone bogey at the par-5 16th after putting his second in the drink. He bounced back with birdie-2 at 17 from 5'8", his fourth conventional birdie, adding a pitch-in 3 at the par-4 10th from 22'4" away. The South Korean recorded 4.070 SG: Tee-to-Green, the current leader in that stat with a cumulative 13.986, and gained 2.092 strokes on-the-green in R4, but is 74th (of 82) for the week in SGP at -2.824.
May 13 - 6:19 PM

Making his second appearance at THE PLAYERS, Si Woo Kim opened his week with a 3-under-par 36-33=69 to position himself just two strokes off the early pace.

The 21-year-old has struggled with back problems this year but his fitness looked great out there today. He landed 13 greens in regulation, but it was the quality that mattered. He gave himself eight birdie looks from inside 11 feet and also splashed home a 12'4" eagle along the way. Kim walked off the course gaining 1.744 strokes off-the-tee and 2.542 strokes approaching-the-green. Kim grabbed a T23 here last year in his debut, so it appears there is definitely something about this tricky Pete Dye design that fits his eye. From a long-term perspective this round is also great news for season-long owners, as his back troubles may finally be a thing of the past.
May 11 - 2:41 PM

World No. 68 Si Woo Kim withdrew from the Shell Houston Open during his second round. UPDATE: Kim returned from his back injury at the 81st Masters and recorded rounds of 75-81=156 (+12), leading to a missed cut.

The 21-year-old was 1-over on his lap thru 16 holes, 5-over total when he called it quits. At press time, no reason has been cited. This was Kim's 10th straight week teeing it up. He started the streak with a WD after a first-round 83 at the Farmers; missed four consecutive cuts; finished T72 (of 76) at the WGC-Mexico; WD after a first-round 81 at the Valspar before T49 (Arnold Palmer) and T30 at the Match Play. Overall, this is his fifth mid-tourney WD in 57 career events, fourth this season in 15 starts. Kim is in the field at the Masters.
Mar 31 - 7:06 PM

For the third time this season, Si Woo Kim has withdrawn mid-tournament, this time after the opening round of the Valspar Championship. There was no injury cited but he's struggled with a back injury in his past. UPDATE: Kim returned the following week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and finished T49 by week's end.

Kim was hitting it all over the yard today. He split just six fairways and hit even fewer greens (5). That lost him 4.225 strokes approaching-the-green but he also let it snowball onto the putting surfaces where he lost an additional 3.18 strokes putting. Kim walked off the course with just one birdie while swallowing five bogeys and a three-pack of doubles. He signed for a 10-over 81 before withdrawing.
Mar 9 - 6:41 PM

After an opening round of 11-over-par 40-43=83, Si Woo Kim withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open citing a back injury. UPDATE: Kim returned to action on Feb. 2nd at the WM Phoenix Open and missed the cut by seven on 75-73=148.

Kim looked off his game from the start today, finding just one (of 14) fairways en route to just seven greens in regulation. He walked out of the scorer's tent losing 7.75 strokes tee-to-green. This is not a new injury for Kim, as he withdrew from this season's OHL Classic after 10 holes and also withdrew prior to the start of last week's Sony Open, presumably for the same reason. Kim is coming off a rookie campaign that featured 16 top 25s, but it's an easy decision for gamers to fade him until he proves a clean bill of health.
Jan 26 - 6:22 PM

Prior to the start of the event, Si Woo Kim has pulled his name from the field at this week's Sony Open in Hawaii. First alternate Richy Werenski will take his spot in the field.

Kim did not provide a reason for the WD, but we can read between the lines based on the past few months of events. Kim withdrew after 10 holes at the OHL Classic in the fall, citing a back injury. He got right back on the horse the next week but missed the cut. He got some rest over the holiday break before returning last week at the SBS Tournament of Champions. He posted even-par 292 on the week to finish T30 (of 32) golfers. Gamers should remove him from all lineups this week and play it cautiously before re-investing in the future.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 11 - 4:31 PM

Si Woo Kim takes his talents across the Pacific Ocean as he preps for this week's SBS Tournament of Champions.

Kim capped off a phenomenal rookie season with a victory at the Wyndham Championship, earning him a spot in the field this week. After the win he pieced together three top 20s in the FedExCup Playoffs and then headed home to pick up a T2 at the Hyundai Insurance KJ Choi Invitational (Korean Golf Tour). The only risk for Kim this week is the recent back injury that forced him out of the OHL Classic after 10 holes. He returned with a missed cut the following week but luckily he's had five weeks to recover since. The 22-year-old has a bright future ahead of him and this may not be the last time in his career that we see him open a new year on Maui.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 3 - 2:13 PM