Si Woo Kim becomes youngest victor of Players Championship

Despite becoming the youngest Players Championship victor in history and the youngest Asian to achieve two PGA Tour wins, Si Woo Kim is resigned to the fact that he will lose nearly two years of his blossoming career.

Having gained his PGA Tour card at just 17, Kim had failed to make the cut several times in recent outings.

With 17 events remaining until the top 100 players in the FedExCup standings tee it up at the Dell Technologies Championship, Dustin Johnson remains atop the standings after a T12 at THE PLAYERS and three other victories on the season. He spent a full year on the Web.com Tour in 2014 and had only one top 10, and the following year he won the Stonebrae Classic and earned his way back to the big leagues.

There was no indication coming into The Players that Kim would be a factor.

And while the best players in the world struggled, a 21-year-old stayed within himself and walked away with easily the biggest win of his young career.

The latest win is such a huge confidence booster that Kim said he's now looking forward to major championships.

Poulter admitted afterwards that he was keen to play a number of European Tour events this summer, and he will join the likes of Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose in a star-studded field for the first of seven Rolex Series tournaments. "I felt like my putting was good enough to roll in a few 20-footers if I had to, and I just couldn't get the ball there". "They say you need experience to do well at the majors, but if I can study the course beforehand and prepare accordingly, I think it's possible (to capture a major)".

"From that moment, I was dreaming that I really want to be in this tournament", Kim said through a translator.

Si Woo Kim carded a fine final round of 69 at TPC Sawgrass to become the youngest ever champion in The Players Championship.

Kim said he wasn't nervous because of his victory last year in the Wyndham Championship, which gave him a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour.

Oosthuizen, who fell out of the lead for good with a fairway bunker shot into the water for double bogey on No. 4, watched it all day playing alongside Kim.

"I saw it kick off the bank of the bunker and I was a bit anxious at the beginning because I kind of felt that it shot a little too fast", Cabrera Bello said. "And never once did he look flustered at all".

Once Kim dropped his three birdies putts, he was unrelenting, especially when he made par saves on six of the back-nine holes.

Now he's here to stay for at least the next five years, and based on his game, probably much longer.

Kim, almost two years younger than Adam Scott when the Australian won in 2004, is also the first player from Asia to win twice on the PGA Tour before the age of 22.

Kim started Sunday's final round in fourth place, two shots behind overnight leaders JB Holmes and Kyle Stanley.

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