Si Woo Kim entered the final round of the Wyndham Championship with a 4 shot lead (-18) over Rapha Cabrera Bello (-14), along with a three-way tie for third at (-13) between Luke Donald, Jim Furyk and Kevin Na.
Kim took the lead with 60 (course record) on Friday that gave him a two-stroke advantage and a third-round 64 put him four strokes in front, and he would birdie the 72nd to win by five. And if he hadn’t recorded three bogeys on the back nine, he could have blown the completion out of the water even more so than he already did.
Luke Donald would finish second at 16-under par (5 behind Kim) and Hideki Matsuyama and Brandt Snedeker tied for third at 15-under.
The 4 year pro out of Yonsei University, from South Korea added to the list of players this year that recorded their first PGA Tour victory. As for the FedEx Cup; Kim’s 28-point leap in the standings more than likely reassures his place in the field at East Lake for the Tour Championship.
Next Weekend The FedEx Cup Playoffs officially begin with The Barclays at the storied Bethpage State Park (Black) a.k.a. “Bethpage Black” in Farmingdale, New York. Last years champion; Jason Day, and Last year’s FedEx Cup Champion was Jordan Spieth.
The Black Course is a demanding and perplexing course that should be played only by low-handicap players. It is a true test of skill and endurance. Bethpage Black hosted the 102nd U.S. Open Championship in 2002 won by Tiger Woods, and again at the 109th U.S. Open in 2009 won by Lucas Glover. The Barclay’s was last held at “The Black” in 2012 won by Nick Watney.