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Kim Si-woo (Korean: 김시우; born 28 June 1995), also known as Si Woo Kim, is a South Korean professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He won the 2017 Players Championship to become the youngest ever winner of the event aged 21.[2]

Kim Si-woo
Personal information
Born (1995-06-28) 28 June 1995 (age 24)
Seoul, South Korea
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight182 lb (83 kg; 13.0 st)
Nationality South Korea
Career
CollegeYonsei University
Turned professional2012
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s)Web.com Tour
Professional wins3
Highest ranking28 (14 May 2017)[1]
(as of 8 December 2019)
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Korn Ferry Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT21: 2019
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 2016, 2018, 2019
U.S. OpenT13: 2017
The Open ChampionshipT67: 2018
Kim Si-woo
Hangul
김시우
Revised RomanizationGim Siu
McCune–ReischauerKim Siu

Professional careerEdit

Kim finished tied for 20th at the 2012 PGA Tour Qualifying School. He was only 17 years, 5 months, 6 days old at the time, the youngest player to graduate from the PGA Tour's qualifying school.[3] Due to PGA Tour rules, he could not become a PGA Tour member until he turned 18, midway through the 2013 season. In eight PGA Tour starts in 2013, Kim missed the cut in seven tournaments and withdrew from the eighth.[4] He also played in seven Web.com Tour events in 2013, making four cuts.

Kim played on the Web.com Tour in 2014, making 15 of 19 cuts including a third-place finish at the Cleveland Open. In 2015, he won his first Web.com Tour event, the Stonebrae Classic, in July.[5] He was the second-youngest winner in Web.com Tour history, after Jason Day. He finished 2015 in tenth place in the Web.com Tour money list,[6] to earn a place on the PGA Tour for 2016.

His first win on the PGA Tour came at the 2016 Wyndham Championship.[7] At 21, he was the season's youngest winner. His second win on the PGA Tour came at the 2017 Players Championship, beating Ian Poulter and Louis Oosthuizen by three-shots with a bogey-free 69 in his final round, becoming the second Korean to win the title after K. J. Choi in 2011.[8] Ranked 73rd in the world prior to the Players Championship, Kim was the second-lowest ranked player to win the tournament, with 2002 winner Craig Perks ranked outside 200th before his win. Kim moved up to 28th in the world after the win.

Kim lost in a sudden-death playoff at the 2018 RBC Heritage in April. He had held the sole lead for large portions of the final round, but shot three over on the back nine, missing a series of makeable putts, including at the last to win the tournament outright, to fall into a playoff. He lost on the third extra hole of the playoff, when Satoshi Kodaira holed a lengthy birdie putt on the par-3 17th.

Professional wins (3)Edit

PGA Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 21 Aug 2016 Wyndham Championship 68-60-64-67=259 −21 5 strokes   Luke Donald
2 14 May 2017 Players Championship 69-72-68-69=278 −10 3 strokes   Louis Oosthuizen,   Ian Poulter

PGA Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2016 Barbasol Championship   Aaron Baddeley Lost to birdie on fourth extra hole
2 2018 RBC Heritage   Satoshi Kodaira Lost to birdie on third extra hole

Web.com Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 19 Jul 2015 Stonebrae Classic 66-65-69-68=268 −12 Playoff   Jamie Lovemark,   Wes Roach

Web.com Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2015 Stonebrae Classic   Jamie Lovemark,   Wes Roach Won with birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament CUT T24
U.S. Open T13 CUT
The Open Championship CUT T67
PGA Championship CUT WD CUT
Tournament 2019
Masters Tournament T21
PGA Championship CUT
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 2
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 3 13 4
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 1 (four times)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

The Players ChampionshipEdit

Wins (1)Edit

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runners-up
2017 The Players Championship 2 shot deficit −10 (69-72-68-69=278) 3 strokes   Louis Oosthuizen,   Ian Poulter

Results timelineEdit

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019
The Players Championship T23 1 T63 T56
  Win

"T" indicates a tie for a place.

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019
Mexico Championship T72
Match Play T30 R16 T61
FedEx St. Jude Invitational T50 T10
HSBC Champions T63 T69
  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 19 2017 Ending 14 May 2017" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  2. ^ "New Kim on the block". The New Paper. 16 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Si Woo Kim – Profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Si Woo Kim – Season". PGA Tour. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Si Woo Kim wins Web.com Tour's Stonebrae Classic in playoff". ESPN. Associated Press. 20 July 2015.
  6. ^ "2015 Web.com Tour Regular Season Money List". PGA Tour. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Si Woo Kim ties Wyndham scoring mark, claims first PGA Tour title". ESPN. Associated Press. 22 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Players Championship: Kim Si-woo holds off Ian Poulter to become youngest winner". BBC Sport. 15 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017.

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