Wyndham Championship: Kim Si-woo makes a hole-in-one and misses just a second

Posted by on August 15, 2020  /   Posted in golf reviews

Kim had birdies on the 15th, 16th and 17th holes -18 SW Kim (Kor); – 16 R Oppenheim, D Redman; -15 B Horshel; -14 J Herman, M Hubbard Selected others: -10 P Reed; -9 T Fleetwood (Eng), S Lowry (Ire); -8 P Casey (Eng); -3 J Spieth Full Ranking

Kim Si-woo from South Korea hit a hole-in-one and just missed a second when he took a two-shot lead in the final round of the Wyndham Championship.

The 25-year-old ran with an eight iron on the third hole of his round.

"I just hit it and the ball goes right on the pin," he said. "I wasn't expecting it. Some TV guys told me that was an ace and I was so excited."

He then laughed at what would have been another ace on the 12th on his way to a third round of 62.

Kim who won this event in 2016 and the prestigious Players Championship in 2017, has Americans Rob Oppenheim and Doc Redman as his closest challengers.

Oppenheim, who finished eighth best of his 76 career principles on the PGA Tour, also had a 62 with an eagle, seven birdies and a lone bogey on the last one, while Redman gave a 63 back.

Open Champion Shane Lowry was briefly part of a seven-time draw for the lead when he birdie in the opening, but eventually had to settle for a level-par 70 at nine under to stay.

Lowry started week 131 in the FedEx Cup standings, with only the top 125 at Sunday advancing to the first play-off event, the Northern Trust, next week at TPC Boston .

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