Kim Si-woo (28) reached the top in the first competition he participated in after getting married.
Kim Si-woo tied 8 birdies and 2 bogies in the final round of the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour Sony Open in Hawaii held at Waiala Country Club (par 70) in Honolulu, Hawaii on the 16th (Korean time), 6 under par 64 strokes hit
Kim Si-woo, who recorded a 안전놀이터 final total of 18 under par 262 strokes, beat Haley Berkeley (USA) by one stroke and climbed to the top. After his marriage, he enjoyed the joy of winning his first competition with his wife Oh Ji-hyeon (27). It is the 4th win in the PGA Tour’s career, and the championship trophy was added after 1 year and 11 months and 720 days since the American Express in January 2021.
Kim Si-woo, who entered the final round three strokes behind the lead, made three consecutive birdies in holes 1 to 3 and stepped into the championship competition at once. Berkeley, who was in the lead, only saved par throughout the first half after a birdie on the 1st hole (par 4) and failed to reduce the number of strokes, giving Kim Si-woo an excuse to turn around.
After protecting the fairway in the 1st hole (par 4), Kim Si-woo, who caught a birdie by putting a second shot about 3m into the hole, in the 2nd hole (par 4), the tee shot fell to the left hazard side rough, but it hit the green well and shot about 5m I made a successful birdie putt. The 3rd hole (par 4) also raised the atmosphere by making a 3m birdie putt.
He had bogeys in holes 6 (par 4) and 8 (par 4), but he bogeyed twice in holes 7 (par 3) and 9 (par 5), then made a bounce back to catch a birdie and did not fall into danger. Kim Si-woo, who made a birdie in the 12th hole (par 4) in the second half, kept the number of strokes and only looked for a chance to win.
Competitor Berkeley caught a birdie on the 14th hole (par 4) and seemed to run away by one stroke, but made a bogey on the 15th hole (par 4) and became a joint leader with Kim Si-woo again. Berkeley took a birdie again on the 16th hole (par 4) as if he would not give up the atmosphere.
However, Kim Si-woo was not pushed back either. In the 17th hole (par 3), the tee shot was slightly large, crossed the green and fell to the rough, but a soft chip shot connected the birdie and kept the joint lead.
In the 18th hole (par 5), a left dogleg hole, the tee shot fell into the left fairway bunker. The neatly entered bunker shot landed in front of the green and rolled right up onto the green. It was an eagle opportunity, but I had to putt over 12m. Kim Si-woo carefully tried a long putt, but the ball bent to the left in front of the hole, and finished the tournament with a single lead by one stroke, catching a birdie.
Siwoo Kim’s victory was confirmed as Berkeley, who was playing in the group behind Siwoo Kim, failed to make a birdie on the last hole. Ahn Byeong-hun (32) and Kim Seong-hyeon (25) finished the tournament tied for 12th with a final total of 12 under par.