St Jude Invitational: Kim Si-woo finds water five times on a hole to score 13 on par three

Kim finished with a 32nd share in the men’s golf competition at the Tokyo Olympics
-16 A Ancer (Mex), S Burns (United States), H Matsuyama (Japan); -15 English (United States); -14 B Berger (United States), P Casey (English), C Smith (Australia); -12 B DeChambeau (United States), W Zalatoris (United States); -11 D Johnson (United States), I Poulter (Eng); -10 R McIlroy (NI), J Spieth (United States)
Others selected: -8 R MacIntyre; -7 T Hatton (English); -6 S Lowry (Ireland); -5 A Rai (English); -4 L Westwood (English); Level T Fleetwood (English); +2 J Rose (English); +3 M Fitzpatrick, M Laird (Sco)
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Have you ever had the gloomy feeling that it’s just not your day?

When Kim Si-woo hit five straight shots in the water on the 11th at the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational, he certainly would have asked himself the question.

And it’s not the one he’s going to be allowed to forget anytime soon, as his score of 13 is the highest on a par three on the PGA Tour – outside of the majors – since 1983.

He saw him slip from five above par to 15 and fall to the back of the field into a 155-yard horror hole.

His disastrous attempt to find solid ground saw Kim send his tee shot to the right of the island green.

The South Korean, who won three PGA Tour events, then went to a drop zone 96 yards from the hole.

From there it became a recurring golf nightmare as he dipped his next four strokes into the water before finally finding the rough with his 11th stroke.

Kim then chipped a foot off the cup before hitting an unenviable 13.

And how to react to such a demonstration?

Well that was a mixed bag from Kim who finished last week in a 32nd share in the men’s golf competition at the Tokyo Olympics.

He birdied the next hole, then had more trouble in the 14th par three where he sent another tee shot into the water and made a double bogey before going on with three birdies.

While this was a meaningful recovery, it was not enough to avoid finishing last in the field of 65 who completed all four rounds of TPC Southwind in Memphis.

Kim finished 30 strokes behind the trio of Abraham Ancer, Sam Burns and Hideki Matsuyama who finished 16 under par to advance to a three-way play-off.

Ancer wins his first Tour title

Ancer ultimately won the second hole of the playoffs with a birdie to claim his first Tour victory and become the fourth Mexican-born player to win a title.

The 30-year-old started the day four strokes behind overnight leader Harris English, but produced a solid 68 final round to make his way into the playoffs.

The Englishman seemed to be getting closer to a end-to-end victory before the final nine holes of the event, but double bogeys on 11-14 and a bogey on 16 saw him go one stroke short of the play trio. -offs. .

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