Seong Hyeon Kim, commonly known as S.H. Kim, nearly began his second season on the PGA Tour with a bang. He fired 65-67-69-68 at Silverado to earn solo second at the Fortinet Championship, finishing two shots back of gallery favorite Sahith Theegala. Kim birdied three of the last four holes.
Kim was in the mix all week and co-led with Theegala through 36 holes.
The 25-year-old Kim was third in the field in strokes gained approach (6.026) and was second tee-to-green (11.147). He led the field in scrambling (84.21%).
A week like this was just what the doctor ordered for Kim. He struggled a bit last season, but is already in fantastic shape to keep his card going forward.
Kim will look to keep the momentum going at another place he’s played well, the Sanderson Farms Championship.
Last year, Kim carded 68-72-66-71 for T-13th. He didn’t dazzle in any particular stat at Country Club of Jackson, but he was in the top half of the field in all strokes gained categories. He finished T-10th in sand saves, getting up and down from five out of six bunkers.
He was eighth in sand saves on the season in 2022-23 (60.59%).
Kim was also 26th in SG off-the-tee per round (.414) and 33rd in SG around-the-green (.223).
He is among a young crop of golfers who are ready to win. Kim came close over in Napa and has a great shot against another relatively weak field this week in Mississippi.