Si Woo Kim was one of the bright spots for the losing International team at the Presidents Cup a couple weeks ago. The South Korean posted a 3-1-0 record, making a nice duo alongside Cam Davis to beat Sam Burns and world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler.
He then teamed with Tom Kim to stun the formidable pairing of Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele. Kim also got his just desserts with a rowdy 1UP singles win against Justin Thomas that was highlighted by a birdie on the 18th hole.
Kim was the second-lowest qualifying point earner among the 12 on the team, but he didn’t look like it.
The 27-year-old will look to carry his momentum from Quail Hollow to TPC Summerlin and the 2022 Shriners Children’s Open. This is the site of four made cuts in five tries. Kim’s finished top-25 three times highlighted by T-8th (67-67-63-69) in 2020. His only MC came last year after rounds of 70-72.
In 2020, Kim didn’t make a double bogey or worse all week and led the field in strokes gained around the green for the week (5.157). That’s his calling card. Kim ranked 32nd in that stat per round last season (.272) and was fourth (.467) in 2020-21.
Kim’s last individual tournament was the second week of September at the Shinhan Donghae Open on the Japan Tour where he finished T-5th and likely received a nice appearance fee.
Kim finished 58th in the FedEx Cup last season. He recorded 10 top-20s and, while still prone to being a streaky player, showed a little more consistency.
The high points of his career are awfully high, as we’ve seen with his 2017 Players Championship win and three trophies in total.