Si Woo Kim Claims TPC Title; Youngest Ever PGA Winner
As far as the tour pros are concerned, The Players' Championship is the fifth major.
That $1.89million stash that goes to the winner ranks right up there with the actual majors:
- The Masters ... $2.0million,
- US Open ... $2.2million,
- British Open ... £1.66million, which today works out to $2.14million, and
- PGA Championship ... $1.89million.
It's definitely got the distinctive course.
Still, it can be forgiving, as Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia will attest:
And it can be vengeful, as Ben Crane learned when he offset those two aces all by himself:
Through it all, making his rounds under the radar until Sunday was 21-year-old Si Woo Kim. Dude's ranked No 75 in the world, which is impressive for a player his age.
There he was, going into the final day with a 69-72-68 scorecard, good for a nifty 7-under. His best was yet to come:
Welcome to your future, dude.