Kim Si-woo is youngest golfer to win '5th major'

Si Woo Kim of South Korea holds The Players Championship Trophy Sunday

Si Woo Kim of South Korea holds The Players Championship Trophy Sunday

Making its 15 consecutive appearance at TPC Boston, the Dell Technologies Championship will showcase the top 100 players in the FedExCup standings over Labor Day weekend, August 30 to September 4.

Ian Poulter, of England, hits from the ninth tee during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Last season, Kim was one of two PGA TOUR rookies to qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs finale at the TOUR Championship, thanks in part to a T15 showing at the Dell Technologies Championship - the second of four playoff events.

Kim then parred the treacherous back nine - including the famous par-three 17th hole featuring an island green - to clinch a three-shot victory over Ian Poulter and Louis Oosthuizen.

South Korean golfer Si Woo Kim has become the youngest-ever victor of The Players Championship.

"One of the toughest things was I had a late tee-off time and it was taking five hours to play, and I know [my wife] Katie and the kids were driving up late in the afternoon [from Orlando]", he said.

He was forced to take a penalty stroke but then nearly holed out with a wedge from 115 yards to leave himself with a tap-in bogey. He's been plagued by problems most of the season and has been forced to withdraw from four tournaments and missed the cut in seven other starts.

"Regardless of me winning this tournament, I really have to go to the military service, and I've already decided I'm going to go, too, so I'm ready for that", Kim said. "Never once did he look flustered at all". A quadruple-bogey nine on the par-5 16 followed by a double bogey five at the 17 hole saw him sign for an eight over 80 - the worst final round score ever from a defending Players Champion. If you can do that around this golf course, you can outscore everyone.

Kim eclipsed Adam Scott, who won the Players Championship at 23 in 2004. Giving the 21-year-old his second PGA Tour victory and a hefty prize of $1.89 million.

Acting on advice from his new instructor Sean Foley, who coaches Olympic champion Justin Rose and previously worked with Tiger Woods, Kim has started using more hip-turn in his backswing and everything came together in Florida as he blew away arguably the deepest field of the year to win the event. "And I'm very glad I could practice with him". But he failed to birdie the short par-4 12th and gave back his eagle gains on the next two holes to end any title hopes.

PORTIMAO, Portugal (AP) - Matt Wallace completed an unlikely wire-to-wire victory in the Open de Portugal to earn a European Tour card.

Spain's Rafa Cabrera Bello made Players history, producing an astonishing final three holes to finish in a tie for fourth with Kyle Stanley.

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