Winner's Bag: Si Woo Kim, THE PLAYERS Championship
May 14, 2017
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- Si Woo Kim rolled in three birdie putts on the front nine to grab a two-shot lead and capture his first TOUR title in the last nine months. (Warren Little/Getty Images)
Si Woo Kim took home THE PLAYERS Championship title in just his second start at the TPC Sawgrass Players Stadium Course. The 21-year-old finished 37th in Strokes Gained: Putting (plus 1.172) for the tournament, but when it mattered most, no one was better during the final round.
Kim led the field in the statistical category on Sunday, picking up more than three shots on the field with the putter — despite hitting only eight greens. He somehow still managed to fire a bogey-free 69 to win the tournament by three shots.
Kim rolled in birdie putts of 17, 24 and 18 feet on the front nine to grab a two-shot lead, and then maintained his cushion down the stretch to notch his second TOUR title in the last nine months.
The Scotty Cameron 009M (Masterful) putter in Kim's bag is a classic Newport-style blade made from soft carbon steel. The head material gives the putter a soft, responsive feel that's preferred by a large contingent of players on TOUR.
In addition to the strong putting performance on Sunday, Kim led the field in scrambling for the week, converting 22 of his 27 opportunities with three Titleist Vokey Design SM6 wedges.
Here's a look at Kim's entire bag setup.
Driver: TaylorMade '17 M1 460 (Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei Blue 70TX shaft), 8.5 degrees
3-wood: TaylorMade '17 M1 (Mitsubishi Chemical Kuro Kage Dual TiNi 80TX shaft), 15 degrees
5-wood: TaylorMade '17 M1 (Matrix Speed Rulz Type-C 80TX shaft), 19 degrees
Irons: TaylorMade P770 (3-4; KBS Tour-V 125 shafts), TaylorMade P750 Tour Proto (5-9; KBS Tour-V 125 shafts)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM6 (48-08 F-Grind, 54-08 M-Grind and 60-08 J-Grind degrees; KBS Tour-V 120 shafts)
Putter: Scotty Cameron 009M Prototype
Ball: TaylorMade TP5x