Kim, 21, Takes Wyndham Championship Title

23 August 2016, Posted by , 0

Si Woo Kim, the 21-year-old South Korean, blew the field away on Sunday to win the Wyndham Championship by five strokes. It was Kim’s first PGA title.

With a 3-under 67 on Sunday, he tied the tournament’s 72-hole record with a 21-under 259. In the second round he fired a 60 to set a tournament record.

The victory got him 500 FedEx Cup points in the final event of the season and a cool $1.008 million. The win got him from 43rd to 15th in the final regular season FedEx standings, a significant upgrade that could be vital to post-season earnings.

Kim was five strokes behind Spain’s Rafa Cabrera Bello after a day, but came roaring back with his second-round 60. He was 3-under through five thanks to a birdie on the fifth, and shot a back-nine 29 to nearly reach the 50s.

England’s Luke Donald finished second at 16-under, followed by Hideki Matsuyama and Brandt Snedeker at 15-under. After shooting the opening-round 63, Cabrera Bello finished tied for fifth at 14-under.

The post-season begins on September 2 with the first round the Deutsche Bank Championship on NBC. Rickie Fowler is the defending champion.

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