S Korea’s Kim becomes youngest ever winner of Players Championship

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 16 May 2017 10:23:12


SOUTH Korean golfer Kim Si-woo became the youngest champion at the Players Championship, unofficially considered the fifth “major” of the season, after holding off England’s Ian Poulter at TPC Sawgrass here.

Kim Si-woo finished on a total of 10-under par after completing his final round with a bogey-free 3-under-par 69, which put an insurmountable distance between him and his closest rivals Poulter and South Africa’s Lous Oosthuizen, reports Efe. The 21-year-old Kim produced a flawless performance on Sunday as he left the more seasoned Poulter and Oosthuizen tied in his wake, three shots behind.