Kim Si-woo

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Kim Si-woo
Personal information
Born (1995-06-28) 28 June 1995 (age 23)
Seoul, South Korea
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight182 lb (83 kg; 13.0 st)
Nationality South Korea
CollegeYonsei University
Turned professional2012
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Tour
Professional wins3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2 Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT21: 2019
U.S. OpenT13: 2017
The Open ChampionshipT67: 2018
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 2016, 2018, 2019
Kim Si-woo
Revised RomanizationGim Siu
McCune–ReischauerKim Siu

Kim Si-woo (Korean: 김시우; born 28 June 1995), also known as Si Woo Kim, is a South Korean professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He won the 2017 Players Championship to become the youngest ever winner of the event aged 21.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Kim finished tied for 20th at the 2012 PGA Tour Qualifying School. He was only 17 years, 5 months, 6 days old at the time, the youngest player to graduate from the PGA Tour's qualifying school.[2] Due to PGA Tour rules, he could not become a PGA Tour member until he turned 18, midway through the 2013 season. In eight PGA Tour starts in 2013, Kim missed the cut in seven tournaments and withdrew from the eighth.[3] He also played in seven Tour events in 2013, making four cuts.

Kim played on the Tour in 2014, making 15 of 19 cuts including a third-place finish at the Cleveland Open. In 2015, he won his first Tour event, the Stonebrae Classic, in July.[4] He was the second-youngest winner in Tour history, after Jason Day. He finished 2015 in tenth place in the Tour money list,[5] to earn a place on the PGA Tour for 2016.

His first win on the PGA Tour came at the 2016 Wyndham Championship.[6] At 21, he was the season's youngest winner. His second win on the PGA Tour came at the 2017 Players Championship, beating Ian Poulter and Louis Oosthuizen by three-shots with a bogey-free 69 in his final round, becoming the second Korean to win the title after K. J. Choi in 2011.[7] Ranked 73rd in the world prior to the Players Championship, Kim was the second-lowest ranked player to win the tournament, with 2002 winner Craig Perks ranked outside 200th before his win. Kim moved up to 28th in the world after the win.

Kim lost in a sudden-death playoff at the 2018 RBC Heritage in April. He had held the sole lead for large portions of the final round, but shot three over on the back nine, missing a series of makeable putts, including at the last to win the tournament outright, to fall into a playoff. He lost on the third extra hole of the playoff, when Satoshi Kodaira holed a lengthy birdie putt on the par-3 17th.

Professional wins (3)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
1 21 Aug 2016 Wyndham Championship 68-60-64-67=259 −21 5 strokes England Luke Donald
2 14 May 2017 Players Championship 69-72-68-69=278 −10 3 strokes South Africa Louis Oosthuizen, England Ian Poulter

PGA Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2016 Barbasol Championship Australia Aaron Baddeley Lost to birdie on fourth extra hole
2 2018 RBC Heritage Japan Satoshi Kodaira Lost to birdie on third extra hole Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
1 19 Jul 2015 Stonebrae Classic 66-65-69-68=268 −12 Playoff United States Jamie Lovemark United States Wes Roach Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2015 Stonebrae Classic United States Jamie Lovemark United States Wes Roach Won with birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament CUT T24
U.S. Open T13 CUT
The Open Championship CUT T67
PGA Championship CUT WD CUT
Tournament 2019
Masters Tournament T21
PGA Championship CUT
U.S. Open
The Open Championship
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 2
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 4
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 1 (four times)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019
Mexico Championship T72
Match Play T30 R16 T61
FedEx St. Jude Invitational T50 T10
HSBC Champions T63 T69
  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied

Team appearances[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ "New Kim on the block". The New Paper. 16 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Si Woo Kim – Profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Si Woo Kim – Season". PGA Tour. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Si Woo Kim wins Tour's Stonebrae Classic in playoff". ESPN. Associated Press. 20 July 2015.
  5. ^ "2015 Tour Regular Season Money List". PGA Tour. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Si Woo Kim ties Wyndham scoring mark, claims first PGA Tour title". ESPN. Associated Press. 22 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Players Championship: Kim Si-woo holds off Ian Poulter to become youngest winner". BBC Sport. 15 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017.

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