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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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World No. 45 Si Woo Kim tossed up a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in the second round of the Memorial Tournament for a 36-hole total of 6-under 138, up 22 spots on the leaderboard to T7, two in arrears of a trio of clubhouse leaders. UPDATE: With R2 completed, Kim is T14, five back.
This is the 22-year-old's third Memorial after a T74 on debut in 2016 and a mid-tourney WD last year, where he made the cut (76-71) but limped off after 17 holes of R3 (2-over and 5-over total) with an ankle injury. He checked this week 34th in the FedExCup standings and off three results between 45th and 66th, including a T63 at THE PLAYERS as defender. The South Korean preceded that with three top 25s, highlighted by a season-best P2 at the RBC Heritage. He hit 10 (of 14) fairways for a second straight lap and improved to 13 greens in regulation (from eight), gaining 1.715 strokes approaching and 1.527 around-the-green. Kim squared a lone bogey-5 at hole 4 (3-putt from 45'9"), outflanked by four birdies and a hole-out eagle-3 at 5 from 42 feet away. He posted 1.615 putts per GIR and 0.635 SG: Putting with 26 total putts. Jun 1 - 1:22 PM

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Defending champion Si Woo Kim got right back into the mix with a 5-under-par 35-32=67 during round one of THE PLAYERS Championship, placing him just one stroke off the co-leaders at the top.

Kim put on a ball-striking clinic today. He striped 12 (of 14) fairways on his way toward 14 greens in regulation. He sprinkled seven birdies throughout his card and six of them came from inside six feet. The longest conversion came from just 8'8" at the par-3 17th. Kim has now posted rounds of par or better in 8-of-9 rounds at TPC Sawgrass. This will go in the books as his new personal best here, edging out a pair of 68s (R1, 2016; R3, 2017). Kim is looking to become the first golfer to successfully defend their title at THE PLAYERS Championship.
May 10 - 1:36 PM

Si Woo Kim will look to replicate last year's efforts at TPC Sawgrass as he tries to defend his crown at this week's PLAYERS Championship.

The youngster won the 2016 Wyndham Championship but skipped his chance to defend due to a shoulder injury. That means he'll have his first shot at going back-to-back this week at TPC Sawgrass. During his surprise 2017 victory, Kim circled 14 birdies and added one eagle to erase a six-pack of bogeys. The key was avoiding big numbers as he didn't swallow anything worse than a regular bogey. Steady striking and smooth around-the-green play was the conduit for success. Kim only splashed in five putts from outside 10 feet, all week. With a recent runner-up finish at the RBC Heritage, Kim is starting to build a reputation as a Pete Dye Specialist. Going against him is the history of defending champs at TPC Sawgrass. No golfer has even finished better than 5th place (Nick Price, 1994) in their attempted defense of THE PLAYERS Championship.
May 8 - 9:52 AM

Chasing his third PGA TOUR title in 87 events, World No. 51 Si Woo Kim pieced together an even-par 33-38=71 in the final round of the RBC Heritage to match Satoshi Kodaira on 12-under 272, and then lost on the third playoff hole, the par-3 17th, dropping his record to 0-2 in sudden death.

The duo matched par 4s on the first two playoff holes (18-18) before Japan's Kodaira dropped a 24'6" birdie and Kim missed his birdie try from 20'10" to extend. The South Korean, who also lost in extra time at the 2016 Barbasol, began T2, one back of leader and playing competitor Ian Poulter. He went out in 3-under, circling holes 2, 5 and 9, now the leader by one over Poulter, four clear of Kodaira, who was playing the 13th. The 22-year-old came home in birdie-less 3-over, squaring 12, 15 (3-putt from 46'11") and 17 (missed par-saver from 5'6"). He had a chance to win on the 72nd hole, but missed birdie from 6'4". Kim also missed birdie tries at 13 and 16 from inside of eight feet. All told, on 11 greens in regulation, he posted -2.932 SG: Putting with 29 total putts. This is his second top 15 at the RBC in two tries (T14/2016), and his season best among four top 10s in 15 starts, eclipsing a solo 3rd at the OHL Classic.
Apr 15 - 4:14 PM

World No. 51 Si Woo Kim navigated a 3-under-par 33-35=68 in the third round of the RBC Heritage for a 54-hole tally of 12-under 201, T2 on the leaderboard and one shy of leader Ian Poulter, who he'll be group with in the final threesome on Sunday (Luke List).

The 22-year-old is chasing his third TOUR title in 87 events, first since the 2017 PLAYERS 26 starts ago. At the PLAYERS, he came from two back with bogey-free, 3-under 69 and won by three over Poulter (and Louis Oosthuizen). After kicking off with 68-65, the South Korean began T2, one short of leader and playing competitor Bryson DeChambeau who ballooned to a 4-over 75. He hit eight (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 1.091 strokes off-the-tee. The Dallas resident squared two bogeys at holes 4 and 12, offset by five birdies at 2, 5, 8, 9 and 15, all from inside of 11 feet. He posted 1.615 putts per GIR, No. 1 in that stat thru 54 holes (1.526), and 0.489 SG: Putting with 27 total putts.
Apr 14 - 6:25 PM

Si Woo Kim overcame a big hiccup en route to a 6-under-par 34-31=65 during round two of the RBC Heritage to secure a share of the early clubhouse lead alongside Ian Poulter (9-under 133).

The 22-year-old split nine (of 14) fairways on his way toward 14 greens in regulation. Nothing about his ball-striking stats would suggest this low of round was in the cards but he caught fire on and around-the-greens. Highlights included three putts converted from outside 12 feet (24'10" being the longest) as well as a 43-foot hole out for birdie at the par-4 third hole. Early in the round, Kim swallowed a two-stroke penalty at the par-3 14th, leading to a triple bogey which makes this round even more special. If this lead holds, it would be Kim's second career 36-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR (2016 Wyndham, went on to win). Joining Kim at the top is Ian Poulter who finished runner-up to Kim at last year's PLAYERS, another Pete Dye design and also missed out on the Top 50 OWGR exemption into the Masters in favor of Kim after the WGC-Match Play this year.
Apr 13 - 12:33 PM

World No. 51 Si Woo Kim twirled a bogey-free 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the third round of the 82nd Masters to reach even-par 216, up 23 spots to T19 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Kim is T21, and three more players added blemish-free laps (65s).

There have been 199 rounds played so far this week and the 22-year-old's is the first bogey-free. This is his second Masters after a missed cut last year (75-81) and arrived off a Round of 16 loss to Justin Thomas at the WGC-Match Play for a T9 (2-1-1 record). Overall, this is the South Korean's sixth major with one top 25, a T13 at last year's U.S. Open (Erin Hills), where he also shot a R3 68. After opening in 75-73, he began T40, one inside the cut and hit nine (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation. The 2017 PLAYERS champ carded four birdies at holes 7, 9, 13 and 15, all from eight feet and in, taking 29 total putts.
Apr 7 - 4:33 PM

50-seed Si Woo Kim outlasted 37-seed Webb Simpson 2 UP on Friday at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and moves on to the Round of 16 against 2-seed Justin Thomas. UPDATE: Kim lost in the Round of 16 to Thomas 6-and-5 for a T9, his first top 10 in six WGCs (previous best: T30, 2017 Match Play).

The 22-year-old wins Group 15 with a 2-0-1 record after going 1-1-1 in last year's debut. In the deciding match for this group, he took an early 1 UP lead with birdie-3 at hole 2 from 16'5", his second straight birdie, and never trailed. The South Korean increased his margin to 4 UP thru six holes, including circles at 4 and 6, before the American fought back to 2 DOWN with wins at 7 and 8. The dual would stay that way for the next five holes before Simpson birdied 15 from 5'3" but could get no closer after matching pars on 16 and 17.
Mar 23 - 5:37 PM

Si Woo Kim led wire-to-wire en route to a 5-and-3 victory over Gary Woodland during round two of group play at the WGC-Match Play, tallying 1.5 points ahead of his Friday showdown with Webb Simpson.

Kim knocked in a 32'3" birdie bomb at the opening hole to set the tone early. Two holes later, he added another birdie from just inside 19 feet. Kim would tack on three more birdies before the turn. From there, Woodland may have got overly aggressive which halted his comeback chances. With this win, Gary Woodland and Pat Perez are now eliminated while Kim and Webb Simpson both have 1.5 points entering Friday. With those two going head-to-head, that will be the deciding match out of Group 15. One of Kim's victories came at the Wyndham and that happens to be the event Simpson named his daughter after. That would be a nice bonding point but I don't think those two will do much talking tomorrow.
Mar 22 - 7:11 PM

Si Woo Kim will open his week at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Group 15 alongside Pat Perez, Gary Woodland, and Webb Simpson.

The Texas resident went 1-1-1 in his WGC-Match Play debut last year. His lone victory came against Daniel Berger who later got revenge on Kim during the 2017 Presidents Cup. No longer riddled by mid-tournament WDs, Kim remains a bit inconsistent. That is to be expected for a 22-year-old. His good golf can stand up with anyone in the world, but it's rare that we see that side of him. That will make him a longshot to contend, or even advance out of group play, at this week's Match Play.
Mar 20 - 8:52 PM

World No. 42 Si Woo Kim fashioned a 4-under-par 35-34=69 in the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions for a four-day total of 11-under 281, up two places to solo 10th.

The 22-year-old was making his second appearance after T30 (of 32) last year. It's his second top 10 of the season in six events, joining solo 3rd at the OHL Classic two starts ago. After kicking off in 69-71-72, the South Korean began T12 on 7-under, one shy of the overnight top 10. He landed 11 (of 15) fairways and 16 greens in regulation, gaining 1.632 strokes approaching-the-green and 2.202 tee-to-green. Kim opened with bogey-5 at the first (3-putt from 47'3"), but then played his final 17 holes in blemish-free 5-under, circling 5, 9, 10, 14 and 15, all from inside of nine feet. He posted 1.813 putts per GIR and -0.515 SG: Putting, needing 31 total putts.
Jan 7 - 9:31 PM

Si Woo Kim slowed his pace but still managed a 2-under-par 36-35=71 during round two of the Sentry Tournament of Champions, entering Saturday in a share of eighth place on 6-under 140.

The 2017 PLAYERS champion was locked in on Thursday. He ended the day gaining 4.960 strokes approaching-the-green. That ball-striking was so good that he still sits in 1st place on the week in SG:APP, despite gaining just 0.371 strokes on approach today. At the midpoint, the 22-year-old ranks T6 in fairways hit (21 of 30) and T3 in GIR percentage (29 GIR). If Kim maintains his steady striking, he should remain in the mix come Sunday night.
Jan 5 - 10:16 PM

Si Woo Kim put on a ball-striking clinic en route to a 4-under-par 34-35=69 during round one of the Sentry Tournament of Champions, grabbing the early lead with play still in progress.

Kim was clicking on all cylinders today, except for his putting. The 22-year-old split 11 (of 15) fairways and then pelted 16 greens in regulation. They weren't just-barely GIRs, either. He gained 5.072 strokes approaching-the-green at the time he signed his card. Unfortunately, he missed seven scoring chances from the 5-to-11 foot range. Kim finished T30 here last year in his debut, but he's off to a much better start this time around. If his putter can warm up then Kim could be one to watch closely over the weekend.
Jan 4 - 8:00 PM

Si Woo Kim heads out into the Pacific ahead of this week's Sentry Tournament of Champions.

The 22-year-old is already becoming a regular at Kapalua's Plantation Course. Kim won the 2016 Wyndham Championship to qualify last year then went on to finish T30 (of 32). This time around he cracks the field through his massive win at THE PLAYERS. World No. 42 is still searching for the consistency gene but the upside is clearly there. Gamers should continue to treat Kim as a boom-or-bust option in all fantasy formats until he proves otherwise.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 11:44:00 AM

With preferred lies in effect, World No. 45 Si Woo Kim spun a 6-under-par 31-34=65 in the final round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to wrap on 15-under 269, up four places to solo 3rd, four adrift of champion Patton Kizzire.

This is the 22-year-old's fourth career top-3 finish in 76 career events and his first top 10 since winning the second (of two) TOUR titles at the 2017 PLAYERS 26 weeks ago. It's his second cash and second top 25 at the OHL in three tries (T17/2016) and his first top-40 finish of the season in four starts (T44, CJ CUP). After kicking off in 67-68-69, the South Korean began T7 on 9-under, six back of 54-hole leader Kizzire. He hit 10 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, carding eight birdies, highlighted by five straight at holes 5-9. Kim's only blemish was a costly one, double bogey-6 at 14. He posted 1.462 putts per GIR with 24 total putts.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 07:09:00 PM