Kim’s 13 on eleventh highest PGA rating at Southwind

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Si Woo Kim made some doubtful historical past on Sunday, hitting 5 balls within the water on the par-3 eleventh gap at TPC Southwind, together with 4 pictures that have been from lower than 11 yards.

Kim, 26, who gained the Gamers Championship in 2017 and performed for South Korea final week on the Olympics, was nicely out of competition on the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational when he arrived on the eleventh, the place he knocked his tee shot from 155 yards into the water that fronts the inexperienced.

And that is the place the journey started.

From a drop space that measured 96 yards to the outlet, Kim discovered the water 4 extra occasions, lacking nicely proper of the inexperienced twice and in addition developing brief. He lastly obtained his eleventh shot (together with penalty strokes) to seek out dry land, 21 toes from the outlet, from the place he chipped to a foot and putted out for a 13.

It was the very best rating at TPC Southwind, which has hosted a PGA Tour occasion yearly since 1989. And it was the very best rating on a par-3 on the PGA Tour since 1983, excluding main championships.

Regardless of the 13, Kim nonetheless managed to shoot 78 as he birdied three of his final 4 holes.

The opening had seen simply six balls discover the water earlier than Sunday however was enjoying tougher within the last spherical. Each Harris English and Bryson DeChambeau, enjoying within the last group, hit their tee pictures within the water on the eleventh, with DeChambeau making a triple-bogey 6.

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