The American Express R4

Si Woo Kim wins third title

January 21-24
PGA West Stadium Course &
Nicklaus Tournament Course, La Quinta, California
$6,700,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3



A year after he had to withdraw after the first round of the American Express because of persistent back problems, Si Woo Kim birdied his last three holes to close with an 8-under 64 and a one-shot victory over a late-charging Patrick Cantlay on Sunday.


“Every year, I’ve had a chance, but I couldn’t make it,” said Kim via a translator. “I had a lot of resolve in my mind last night. I took melatonin, but still I didn’t sleep very well.”

Kim kept a close eye on the leaderboard while he played as Cantlay shot a 61 to move up 13 places and broke the Stadium Course record by two strokes.



“I had to know what’s going on, so I knew how to play my game in the final round,” said Kim. “I knew Cantlay played really well. I tried to keep patient and believe in myself. I got the chance on 16 and 17, and that’s when I could make it. I feel good about myself.”

Cantlay’s score gave him a one stroke lead but Kim birdied the par-5 16th then sank a 19-foot birdie putt on the 17th to regain the lead before closing with a par.


“I thought I would have a chance at a playoff,” said Cantlay. “I played unbelievable this weekend. I did everything I could. Just going to be a shot short.”

Kim and Collin Morikawa are now the only PGA Tour players under 26 with three career wins.



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“A couple of those guys just went really low today,” said Finau. “I had some opportunities, I think, to shoot a number. But man, I’m kind of leaving today pretty encouraged. I played nicely.”

Max Homa, who also led alongside Finau and Kim after the third round, made five bogeys and signed for a 76, finishing in T21 at 11-under.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Si Woo Kim
-23
66
68
67
64
265
2
Patrick Cantlay
-22
69
71
65
61
266
3
Cameron Davis
-20
68
70
66
64
268
4
Tony Finau
-19
68
66
67
68
269
T5
Abraham Ancer
-15
69
65
73
66
273
T5
Doug Ghim
-15
67
68
69
69
273
T5
Michael Thompson
-15
67
72
68
66
273
T8
Byeong Hun An
-14
65
73
67
69
274
T8
Paul Casey
-14
72
65
68
69
274
T8
Brian Harman
-14
68
68
67
71
274
T8
Francesco Molinari
-14
69
66
69
70
274
T12
Sungjae Im
-13
68
65
73
69
275
T12
Henrik Norlander
-13
71
68
70
66
275
T12
Rory Sabbatini
-13
68
69
67
71
275
T12
Chase Seiffert
-13
72
67
65
71
275
T16
Ryan Armour
-12
70
67
73
66
276
T16
Bo Hoag
-12
71
69
68
68
276
T16
Chris Kirk
-12
68
70
70
68
276
T16
Russell Knox
-12
69
70
64
73
276
T16
Gary Woodland
-12
70
68
68
70
276
T21
Rickie Fowler
-11
73
66
70
68
277
T21
Talor Gooch
-11
74
66
65
72
277
T21
Brandon Hagy
-11
64
70
72
71
277
T21
Kramer Hickok
-11
70
69
69
69
277
T21
Max Homa
-11
66
70
65
76
277
T21
John Huh
-11
68
68
70
71
277
T21
Matt Jones
-11
70
68
67
72
277
T21
Luke List
-11
69
68
68
72
277
T21
Andrew Putnam
-11
67
69
70
71
277
T21
Brendan Steele
-11
68
68
72
69
277
T21
Richy Werenski
-11
69
68
65
75
277
T32
Austin Cook
-10
68
70
74
66
278
T32
Adam Hadwin
-10
72
66
74
66
278
T32
James Hahn
-10
68
69
70
71
278
T32
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
-10
68
71
71
68
278
T32
Kyle Stanley
-10
70
68
70
70
278
T37
Bronson Burgoon
-9
71
68
70
70
279
T37
Emiliano Grillo
-9
69
66
68
76
279
T37
Adam Schenk
-9
68
68
71
72
279
T40
Rhein Gibson
-8
70
70
69
71
280
T40
Jamie Lovemark
-8
68
71
70
71
280
T40
Tyler McCumber
-8
69
70
73
68
280
T40
Alex Noren
-8
67
71
70
72
280
T40
Roger Sloan
-8
69
67
69
75
280
T40
Josh Teater
-8
68
69
71
72
280
T40
Matthew Wolff
-8
72
67
71
70
280
T47
Harry Hall
-7
70
70
72
69
281
T47
Martin Laird
-7
66
74
69
72
281
T47
Rob Oppenheim
-7
69
71
67
74
281
T47
Sam Ryder
-7
67
70
72
72
281
T47
Brian Stuard
-7
74
65
72
70
281
T47
Nick Taylor
-7
68
66
74
73
281
53
Patton Kizzire
-6
69
70
70
73
282
T54
Wyndham Clark
-5
70
70
73
70
283
T54
Charl Schwartzel
-5
67
72
72
72
283
T56
Tyler Duncan
-4
67
72
73
72
284
T56
Ben Martin
-4
67
71
69
77
284
T56
Cameron Tringale
-4
68
72
72
72
284
T56
Erik van Rooyen
-4
70
69
76
69
284
T60
Vaughn Taylor
-3
73
67
74
71
285
T60
Jimmy Walker
-3
69
70
70
76
285
T62
Zach Johnson
-2
72
68
71
75
286
T62
Hank Lebioda
-2
69
71
70
76
286
T64
Sebastian Cappelen
-1
70
70
78
69
287
T64
William Gordon
-1
72
68
75
72
287
T64
David Hearn
-1
68
71
75
73
287
T64
Andrew Landry
-1
70
69
74
74
287
68
Nelson Ledesma
E
70
70
79
69
288
69
Adam Long
1
68
70
76
75
289
70
Doc Redman
2
70
70
76
74
290
71
Maverick McNealy
3
67
73
79
72
291
CUT
Bill Haas
-3
70
71
141
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
-3
68
73
141
CUT
Ryan Moore
-3
70
71
141
CUT
Cheng Tsung Pan
-3
70
71
141
CUT
Pat Perez
-3
70
71
141
CUT
Chez Reavie
-3
71
70
141
CUT
Scottie Scheffler
-3
70
71
141
CUT
Scott Stallings
-3
74
67
141
CUT
Vincent Whaley
-3
69
72
141
CUT
Tim Wilkinson
-3
70
71
141
CUT
Akshay Bhatia
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Luke Donald
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Jason Dufner
-2
74
68
142
CUT
Brian Gay
-2
74
68
142
CUT
Lanto Griffin
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Fabián Gómez
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Charles Howell III
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Joohyung Kim
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Danny Lee
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Troy Merritt
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Aaron Baddeley
-1
68
75
143
CUT
Sam Burns
-1
77
66
143
CUT
Joel Dahmen
-1
69
74
143
CUT
Russell Henley
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Jim Herman
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Satoshi Kodaira
-1
69
74
143
CUT
Brooks Koepka
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Denny McCarthy
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Ted Potter, Jr.
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Patrick Reed
-1
68
75
143
CUT
J.J. Spaun
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Kevin Stadler
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Ben Taylor
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Kristoffer Ventura
-1
68
75
143
CUT
John Augenstein (a)
E
72
72
144
CUT
Lucas Glover
E
71
73
144
CUT
Mark Hubbard
E
68
76
144
CUT
Kelly Kraft
E
70
74
144
CUT
Grayson Murray
E
69
75
144
CUT
Kevin Na
E
75
69
144
CUT
Sean O’Hair
E
71
73
144
CUT
Cameron Percy
E
73
71
144
CUT
Scott Piercy
E
70
74
144
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
E
69
75
144
CUT
Kevin Streelman
E
68
76
144
CUT
Kevin Tway
E
72
72
144
CUT
Mark Anderson
1
70
75
145
CUT
Beau Hossler
1
73
72
145
CUT
Peter Malnati
1
73
72
145
CUT
Bo Van Pelt
1
75
70
145
CUT
Aaron Wise
1
71
74
145
CUT
Tom Hoge
2
71
75
146
CUT
Phil Mickelson
2
74
72
146
CUT
Seung-Yul Noh
2
74
72
146
CUT
Michael Block
3
74
73
147
CUT
Scott Brown
3
72
75
147
CUT
Robby Shelton
3
74
73
147
CUT
Brandt Snedeker
3
73
74
147
CUT
Hudson Swafford
3
71
76
147
CUT
Martin Trainer
3
70
77
147
CUT
Nick Watney
3
74
73
147
CUT
Chris Baker
4
77
71
148
CUT
Brice Garnett
4
70
78
148
CUT
Michael Gligic
4
71
77
148
CUT
Scott Harrington
4
73
75
148
CUT
Camilo Villegas
4
69
79
148
CUT
Sepp Straka
5
72
77
149
CUT
Steve Stricker
5
75
74
149
CUT
Keegan Bradley
6
73
77
150
CUT
Chesson Hadley
6
77
73
150
CUT
J.T. Poston
6
70
80
150
CUT
Rafael Campos
7
74
77
151
CUT
Michael Kim
7
78
73
151
CUT
Nate Lashley
7
73
78
151
CUT
Cameron Champ
8
77
75
152
CUT
Michael Gellerman
8
72
80
152
CUT
Steve Jones
9
73
80
153
CUT
Hunter Mahan
9
76
77
153
CUT
Matthew NeSmith
9
78
75
153
CUT
Sung Kang
10
77
77
154
CUT
Joseph Bramlett
11
79
76
155
CUT
John Senden
11
81
74
155
CUT
Matt Every
12
84
72
156
WD
Charley Hoffman
E
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