Si Woo Kim takes lead with ace at Wyndham Championship — and nearly did it twice
Here's an interesting way to move to the top of the leaderboard at a golf tournament — a hole-in-one. On Saturday morning, with inclement (...)
Here’s an interesting way to move to the top of the leaderboard at a golf tournament — a hole-in-one.
On Saturday morning, with inclement weather conditions getting players out on the course early, Kim jumped in front of the pack with an ace on No. 3.
Third-round tee times at the Wyndham Championship were moved up to 7 a.m. and golfers went off in threesomes off Nos. 1 and 10 on Saturday as the tournament continues to maneuver around the weather.
The hole was in a front right pin location, making it a bit more accessible. Kim used an 8-iron on the 161-yards hole for the third ace of his career.
With the ace, Kim moved to 12 under for the tournament, although at nearly the same time, Rob Oppenheim eagled No. 5 to also get to 12 under.
But then, amazingly, he almost did it a second time. On the 12th hole, which was playing at 196 yards, Kim stuck a 5-iron that wound up just next to the hole, nearly pulling off the incredible feat of two aces in one round.
Kim did this just over a year ago at the Valero Open, dropping an ace on the 16th hole in San Antonio.
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This marks the 33rd ace made on Tour this year. Here’s a look at all of them leading up to Kim’s.