South Korea’s Tom Kim took benefit of a late error by Patrick Cantlay to win the Shriners Children’s Open on (*21*) and turn into the primary participant since Tiger Woods in 1996 to say two PGA Tour victories before turning 21.
The 20-year-old got here into the ultimate spherical tied for the lead with world quantity 4 Cantlay and secured the victory after his American opponent triple-bogeyed the ultimate gap.
Kim completed with a five-under 66 to go 24-under general in a bogey-free week at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.
“I obtained very fortunate on the 18th, I’m not going to lie,” Kim instructed the Golf Channel broadcast. “Patrick performed superior and it was an honour to battle with him and to come back out on prime, I really feel very lucky.
“I’ve obtained to provide massive credit score to Joe (Skovron), my caddie. He actually stored me in it and we had a very good gameplan coming into the week, and it paid off.”
Victory was Kim’s second PGA Tour title in his final 4 begins, following his triumph within the Wyndham (*2*) in August.
“It’s actually wonderful,” Kim mentioned. “Just a few months in the past, I did not have any standing within the U.S. and now being a two-time winner on Tour, having that place with Tiger, it is an unbelievable feeling for me. It’s an honour and undoubtedly a dream come true.
“I’ve labored actually exhausting, and my group has labored actually exhausting up to now, and I’m simply actually grateful… I’m having enjoyable taking part in on the PGA Tour. I’m a five-year-old at Disneyland.”
(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)