The sweet come-from-behind victory of the ‘new groom’
In the first month of marriage, ‘New Groom’ Kim Si-woo (28) won the PGA Tour Sony Open by a come-from-behind victory. Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour professional Oh Ji-hyeon (27), who was cheering her husband on at the gallery, was held in Kim Si-woo’s arms when the championship was confirmed, bringing tears to her eyes.
On the 16th (Korean time) on the 16th (Korean time), on the final day of the tournament held at Waialei Country Club (par 70, 7044 yards) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, Siwoo Kim tied 8 birdies and 2 bogeys and recorded 6 under par 64 strokes. Kim Si-woo, who recorded a final total of 18 under par 262 strokes, beat Hayden Berkeley (USA) by one stroke and reached the top.
Siwoo Kim, who won the Wyndham Championship in August 2016, the Players Championship in May 2017, and the American Express in January 2021, achieved four tour victories in two years. His winning prize is 1.422 million dollars (approximately 1.75 billion won). It is the first time in 15 years that a Korean player has won the Sony Open since Choi Gyeong-ju (53) in 2008.바카라
Kim Si-woo, who was tied for 5th place, 3 strokes behind the leader until the 3rd round, hit the daily best 6 under par in the last round. In particular, when Berkeley of the Champion Group ran away by one stroke with a birdie on the 16th hole (par 4), Kim Si-woo, who was on the 17th hole (par 3) at the same time, succeeded in a birdie, a nice chip, and became a joint leader again. Kim Si-woo escaped from the bunker in the 18th hole (par 5) and made a two-on, then caught a birdie with 2 putts, and then Berkeley’s 3m birdie putt turned away from the hole and finished the reverse electrode.
After the game, Kim Si-woo said about the birdie situation, which was a chip on the 17th hole, “I heard (cheering) sounds from the 16th hole. It was not an easy situation, but I thought I had nothing to lose, so I used an aggressive shot.” With this win, Kim Si-woo maintained his second place with the most wins on the PGA Tour by Korean players, following Kyung-Joo Choi, who had 8 wins in his career.
Kim Si-woo said, “This is my first win after becoming a husband. I am happy to come together and have a good time and even win a championship.”
Oh Ji-hyun said, “I was more nervous than playing as a player. I am more proud and proud because I know how hard I struggle as a player,” he said.
Kim Si-woo is determined to continue his momentum at American Express next week. American Express is a competition that Kim Si-woo won in 2021.