Si Woo Kim Claims TPC Title; Youngest Ever PGA Winner

Published on 15-May-2017 by Alan Adamsson

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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.

Sawgrass has that super-cool island green that's the primary reason why 67 shots plopped into water in four days.

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:

Kim congratulatory tweet from PGA

Welcome to your future, dude.