Tom Kim successfully defends title

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October 16, 2023
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Tom Kim started the day with a share of the lead and shot a 66 on Sunday to reach 20-under and successfully defend his Shriners Children's Open title.

"It's very sweet. I feel like the first two wins came at me really quick. It took a lot longer than my first two wins to get my third one. But it's very sweet," said the Korean player.

"This is really for the team. I've worked really hard personally, but without their help, I would not even be close to getting my third win."

Kim is the first player to win the same event twice in a season since Byron Nelson won the San Francisco Open in January and December 1944.

This is his third PGA Tour title in his 44th start at the age of 21 years, 3 months, 24 days and he becomes the youngest three-time winner on the Tour since Tiger Woods (1996 Shriners Children’s Open, 1996 Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic, 1997 Sentry).

"I think those two wins, I wasn't really -- I was playing my game. I wasn't thinking about, okay, I need to win this event, I need to do this. No, I played and it happened. It happened very naturally. It happened very quick.

"I think by the end of last year, two wins on the PGA Tour all of a sudden, ranked 13th in the world. Suddenly you feel like you're right there and you need to do something extra or something. But it really wasn't.

"I felt like I almost added a lot of pressure towards myself to perform really well this year. But really it's been a very big learning curve for me, and it's very humbling to be able to experience what I've experienced this year. That's why I feel like this third one is even sweeter."

Overnight co-leader Adam Hadwin of Canada closed with a 67 for a solo second finish at 19-under. This was his sixth runner-up finish in his 245th start on Tour and his 26th top-10 since the start of the 2017-18 season, the second-most of any player without a win in that span. Tommy Fleetwood has the most with 29.

With a career-low 9-under 62, PGA Tour rookie Eric Cole earned his fifth top-10 finish of the season. The Arnold Palmer Award (PGA Tour Rookie of the Year) will be voted on after the FedExCup Fall.

Tied alongside Cole in third place at 18-under are Sweden's AlexNoren (65), American J.T. Poston (66) adn Canadian Taylor Pendrith (67).


The FedExCup Fall is a group of tournaments played after the Tour Championship to help finalize eligibility for the 2024 PGA Tour season, as part of the return to a calendar-based schedule in 2024. All seven events will be played twice as part of the 2022-23 season.

Nos. 1-50 in the FedExCup standings through the Tour Championship are locked in their positions while Nos. 51 and beyond carry their FedExCup points into the Fall. Nos. 51-60 through the FedExCup Fall will qualify for two Signature Events in 2024: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and The Genesis Invitational.

Pos.PlayerTo ParR1R2R3R4Total
1Tom Kim-2068686266264
2Adam Hadwin-1967686367265
T3Eric Cole-1871666762266
T3Alex Noren-1868656865266
T3J.T. Poston-1863696866266
T3Taylor Pendrith-1869656567266
T7Beau Hossler-1762716866267
T7Cam Davis-1767676766267
T7Chesson Hadley-1770646766267
T7Joel Dahmen-1772656466267
T7Isaiah Salinda-1769686367267
T7K.H. Lee-1769646668267
T13Ludvig Åberg-1669696862268
T13Nick Taylor-1665676967268
T13Ryan Moore-1670666567268
T13Vince Whaley-1668666569268
T13Lanto Griffin-1664666870268
T18Cameron Champ-1563677465269
T18Tyler Duncan-1571666765269
T18Michael Kim-1570696565269
T18Luke List-1565686967269
T18Adam Svensson-1570656569269
T23Erik van Rooyen-1470676865270
T23Kelly Kraft-1468716566270
T23Callum Tarren-1470686270270
T26Matti Schmid-1365697463271
T26Harry Hall-1370667065271
T28Matt Wallace-1269667166272
T28Aaron Rai-1271666966272
T28Greyson Sigg-1267706966272
T28Davis Riley-1267687067272
T28Ben Taylor-1269696866272
T28Sam Ryder-1267667168272
T28Nicholas Lindheim-1270676570272
T35Adam Long-1166687267273
T35Austin Smotherman-1170667067273
T35Davis Thompson-1164736967273
T35Akshay Bhatia-1168706867273
T35Taylor Montgomery-1170696668273
T35Henrik Norlander-1167647369273
T35Brent Grant-1166686970273
T42Nate Lashley-1071656969274
T42Zac Blair-1071666869274
T42Scott Piercy-1069706669274
T42Matt NeSmith-1069696571274
T46Sam Stevens-967687565275
T46J.J. Spaun-966736967275
T46Garrick Higgo-972666869275
T46Chad Ramey-969676970275
T46Patton Kizzire-970666970275
T46Webb Simpson-969686870275
T52Carl Yuan-875647067276
T52Brandt Snedeker-870696671276
T52Yuxin Lin-868666973276
55Nick Hardy-769677764277
T56Christiaan Bezuidenhout-671687366278
T56Harrison Endycott-670687169278
T56Nicolai Hojgaard-670657370278
T56Justin Suh-670687070278
T56Trevor Werbylo-667676975278
T61Tano Goya-568697171279
T61Alex Smalley-573646775279
63Matthias Schwab-371687468281
T64Hayden Buckley-267717371282
T64Troy Merritt-268717172282
T66Jason Dufner-170677571283
T66Doc Redman-171687272283
68James Hahn372677573287
CUTAustin Eckroat-27169--140
CUTMark Hubbard-27565--140
CUTScott Stallings-27268--140
CUTCharley Hoffman-27070--140
CUTBen Martin-27268--140
CUTAustin Cook-27169--140
CUTKevin Tway-17071--141
CUTStewart Cink-17368--141
CUTMartin Laird-17269--141
CUTRobby Shelton-17269--141
CUTLucas Herbert-17170--141
CUTNico Echavarria-16774--141
CUTVincent NorrmanPar7270--142
CUTTom HogePar7171--142
CUTJustin LowerPar7270--142
CUTAndrew NovakPar7270--142
CUTLexi ThompsonPar7369--142
CUTTim WidingPar6973--142
CUTZecheng DouPar7468--142
CUTRobert StrebPar7369--142
CUTEmiliano GrilloPar7270--142
CUTRichy WerenskiPar7468--142
CUTTrevor ConePar7765--142
CUTAugusto NúñezPar7270--142
CUTDylan Frittelli+17370--143
CUTKramer Hickok+17172--143
CUTS.H. Kim+17370--143
CUTKevin Yu+17667--143
CUTMJ Daffue+17370--143
CUTBen Griffin+17370--143
CUTAndrew Landry+17568--143
CUTJimmy Walker+17469--143
CUTDylan Wu+17172--143
CUTRyan Brehm+27668--144
CUTMax McGreevy+27272--144
CUTKevin Roy+27371--144
CUTRussell Knox+27371--144
CUTSi Woo Kim+27272--144
CUTBrian Stuard+27668--144
CUTKevin Streelman+37273--145
CUTCarson Young+37372--145
CUTRyan Armour+37471--145
CUTTyson Alexander+37372--145
CUTMichael Gligic+37174--145
CUTPeter Kuest+37471--145
CUTScott Harrington+37471--145
CUTChez Reavie+37570--145
CUTAndrew Putnam+37768--145
CUTHarry Higgs+47571--146
CUTDavid Lipsky+47472--146
CUTPaul Haley II+67375--148
CUTNick Watney+67276--148
CUTPeter Malnati+67276--148
CUTTommy Gainey+68167--148
CUTKyle Westmoreland+98071--151
CUTCraig Hocknull+107577--152
CUTVijay Srinivasan+148175--156
W/DC.T. Pan-75---75
W/DPatrick Rodgers-73---73
W/DJim Herman------
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Shriners Children's Open 2023

Date: October 12th - 15th 2023

Location: TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada

Purse: $8,400,000

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