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Posted May 15, 2017 in "Watts" In The Bag by Tom Brassell
By: Ben Everell, PGATour.com
Si Woo Kim is just 21 years of age and, as such, becomes the youngest winner of the PLAYERS Championship, beating out Adam Scott’s old mark by nearly two years. On Sunday at TPC Sawgrass, as others faulted around him, Kim put together a bogey-free 3-under 69 in an incredibly mature performance.
Despite hitting just 8 of 18 greens in regulation, Kim managed to scramble his way to a relatively dominant victory. It is rare to see this sort of composure without the benefit of experience, especially on a course as penal as Pete Dye’s masterpiece. His win will likely see him join Nick Price’s International team at The Presidents Cup as new young blood as they try to win the biennial competition for the first time since 1998.
Having already won the 2016 Wyndham Championship, Kim is the fourth-youngest player in the last 25 years to win twice on TOUR – behind Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia and Jordan Spieth. Pretty heady company. Now we just have to see if he can continue the trends like those before him.
Driver: TaylorMade M1 2017 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Tensei CK Blue 70TX
3 Wood: TaylorMade M1 2017 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver Dual Core TiNi 80TX
5 Wood: TaylorMade M1 2017 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Matrix Speed Rulz Type-C 80TX
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 (47 F-Grind, 53 M-Grind and 59 degrees)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 125
Golf Ball: TaylorMade TP5x