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Week 19: Kim moves to career high of World No. 28

May 15, 2017


PGA Tour - Players Championship

Si Woo Kim made Sunday at THE PLAYERS Championship look like child's play.

From a tough lie behind the green, in a bunker with not much room between him and the pin, or even standing on the 17th tee and staring at an island, the 21-year-old South Korean never flinched and never made worse than par.

Kim kept a clean card to the end for a 3-under 69 to become the youngest champion in the 44-year history of the biggest tournament this side of the majors.

"I feel like I'm still dreaming that I won this championship," Kim said after his three-s

On a windy afternoon at the TPC Sawgrass, where anything can go wrong without notice, Kim was the only player to go bogey-free in the final round that derailed everyone else in a hopeless pursuit of him.

Japan Golf Tour - Japan PGA Championship Nissin Cup Noodle Cup

36 –year old Yusaku Miyazato, an won his fifth Japan Tour title and his second in succession having won the Crowns in week 17

European Tour – the Open de Portugal at Morgado Golf Resort

Matt Wallace held his nerve to complete a sensational wire to wire victory at the Open de Portugal at Morgado Golf Resort.

Having held a five shot lead at the halfway stage and gone into the final round three clear, Wallace saw his advantage reduced to a single stroke by first German Sebastian Heisele and then American Julian Suri.

But the 27 year old Englishman found birdies at key times and produced a third blemish-free round of the week to sign for a closing 69 and 19 under par total.

That was three better than Suri, who rattled in nine birdies in his first 15 holes only to ease the pressure on Wallace slightly when he dropped his only shot of the day at the 17th.

France's Matthieu Pavon was third on 16 under, with Heisele and England's Sam Walker a shot further back in fourth.

"It's the best feeling ever. It's always been a dream to win on the European Tour." - Matt Wallace

Wallace won six times on the Alps Tour last season - five of those victories coming in a row - to secure a place on the Challenge Tour.

However, he now finds himself in possession of a European Tour card after maintaining the winning habit in only his fourth event at this level.

"It's the best feeling ever," he said. "It's always been a dream to win on the European Tour.

"Those first two days were really easy, that third day was the hardest day of my life and today was tough but it's so satisfying and I'm really happy.

 




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