Local Sports

Earlier this week after South Korean Si Woo Kim dropped a 60 in the second round to take the lead at the Wyndham Championship, he was asked how he would celebrate.


"Not so much celebrate today," Kim said. "After this week, play good, I celebrate."


Time to celebrate.


The 21-year-old touched off his first PGA Tour win with a 3-under 67 in the final round at Sedgefield Country Club to follow up a 68-60-64 start. He finished at 21 under for the week and won by five strokes over Luke Donald and six over Hideki Matsuyama and Brandt Snedeker. It got tight for a bit down the back nine as Kim's lead waned to three, but Kim was able to open it back up at the end and cruise home to the $1 million plus first prize.


Kim played the last three seasons on the Web.com Tour but has been terrific in his first full year on the PGA Tour. He'd made nearly $2 million and was easily in the top 50 in the FedEx Cup points race even before taking home the trophy this week.


He's the youngest PGA Tour winner ever from Asia and the youngest international winner on the PGA Tour since 1978, according to Justin Ray of Golf Channel.


Jim Furyk had a real chance to catch Kim late in the day on Sunday but made bogey at the eagle-able No. 15 and finished T10.


With the Ryder Cup hanging in the balance, Snedeker went 65-67 on the weekend and will likely jump back into the top eight in the Ryder Cup standings after finishing T3. 

Local Weather - Sponsored By:
Townhall Top of the Hour News


SRN News