Si Woo Kim makes hole-in-one as he takes Wyndham lead

Paola Ditto
Agosto 16, 2020

Si Woo Kim made a hole-in-one and lipped out for another as he powered into the outright lead after an entertaining third round of the Wyndham Championship.

Watch Kim's stunning hole-in-one in the video below.

Kim, whose win at Sedgefield Country Club four years ago was his first PGA Tour title, shaved the hole from 10 feet at the last and settled for par and a 62, ensuring he would end the day with a two-shot lead over Oppenheim.

Kim, whose most recent top-10 result was fifth previous year at Greensboro, says this is different than his 2016 run because he is no longer chasing his first tour title.

Kim's superb eight-under 62 featured an early ace at the third, and he was robbed of another at the 12th when his ball caught plenty of lip and flagstick but refused to drop, although he wasted little time in getting over the disappointment as he reeled off three straight birdies to race to 18 under par. "I still feel pressure for tomorrow".

"So I just hit it and then ball goes just right at the pin. and some TV guys told me that's ace and I was so excited", said Kim, who won the 2017 Players Championship.

The 25-year-old kept his edge at Sedgefield Country Club, shooting four birdies on the back nine for a two-stroke lead over Americans Rob Oppenheim and Doc Redman, after almost sinking another ace on 12 that lipped out of the cup.

He added short birdie putts at the fouth and fifth and answered a bogey at the par-3 seventh with a birdie at eight, then almost smacked another hole-in-one at the par-3 12th.

However, that proved only a minor blemish as Kim got the shot back at the next, and after his close call for another ace with his 197-yard five-iron at the 12th, he tapped in for birdie and picked up three more at 15, 16 and 17, where he came within inches of holing his wedge approach.

American Billy Horschel carded a five-under 65, putting him three back from the lead heading into Sunday, while Jim Herman rocketed up the leaderboard with a nine-under 61 and was tied for fifth with Mark Hubbard (64).

Kim, who shared 13th at last week's PGA Championship, stands 121st on the list but would jump into 30th with a victory.

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