Los Angeles - South Korea's Kim Si-Woo
persevered through down-the-stretch jitters and a brief rain delay to claim his
first USPGA Tour title at the Wyndham Championship on Sunday.
Kim earned his maiden win in spectacular
fashion as he led the tournament since posting a course-record 60 in the second
He closed with a three-under 67 to run away
with the title by five strokes over second place finisher Luke Donald.
"He looked like he was very much in
control of his game and he was going to be a hard man to catch," Donald
said of Kim.
Kim finished four rounds at the Sedgefield
Country Club course at 21 under for the 21-year-old.
Kim became the youngest international
winner on US Tour since Seve Ballesteros of Spain won in 1978. Of all the
places, Greensboro, North Carolina was also the sight of Ballesteros' early
With a storm approaching as Kim went to the
17th tee, play was suspended for one hour and 21 minutes. He led Donald by four
shots at the time, with six golfers still on the course.
Kim built a seven-shot lead while on the
front side before hitting a rough patch.
Kim made bogey on No 10 as rain moved in.
But he held a five-stroke lead over Kevin Na and Brandt Snedeker at the time.
After Kim made three bogeys on the first
five holes of the back nine, Jim Furyk was within four shots.
Then a two-putt birdie on the par-five 15th
seemed to steady Kim, who began the day with a four-shot advantage. Kim also
birdied the last hole.
Hideki Matsuyama (67) and Snedeker (67)
tied for third.
"You had to play a perfect round of
golf. If he did what he has been doing all week he's really tough to
catch," Snedeker said of Kim.
Furyk's double-bogey six on the last hole
left him with a 70 and a tie for 10th eight shots adrift of Kim.
Na (70) faded down the stretch and also
tied for 10th.
The tournament was the last chance for many
golfers with the FedEx Cup playoffs beginning next week with the Barclays
tournament at Bethpage Black.
Shawn Stefani (66), who began the week at
No 133, did enough to move into the top 125 at No 123. He had three 66s during the tournament
and tied for 14th.
Blayne Barber (66) also finished at 12
under and moved up several spots from his previous No 120 slot.
Leading final-round scores on Sunday at the PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina (USA unless stated):
259 - Kim Si-Woo (KOR) 68-60-64-67
264 - Luke Donald (ENG) 65-68-64-67
265 - Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 66-64-68-67, Brandt Snedeker 65-68-65-67
- Brett Stegmaier 66-67-69-64, Johnson Wagner 66-68-65-67, Billy
Horschel 66-68-64-68, Graeme McDowell (NIR) 68-66-64-68, Rafa Cabrera
Bello (ESP) 63-68-65-70
267 - Kevin Kisner 70-67-67-63, Bud Cauley 67-69-64-67, Kevin Na 63-67-67-70, Jim Furyk 66-64-67