GREENSBORO N.C. — The past five weeks feel like three months to a twenty-year-old. Joohyung Tom KimThis is a valid reason. The South Korean kid who was named after a cartoon train has a fast track to success.
He was able to get a rare PGA Tour start at the Scottish Open due to his Korean tour points list. He is hopeful of doing well enough for a chance at the Korn Ferry Tour finals.
Now he is a PGA Tour Winner and is No. He is currently 21 in the world, and heading to the FedEx Cup playoffs. He can likely count on a spot on the International team at Presidents Cup.
All aboard Tom the Train!
Kim stated, Its been an insane month.
He announced his arrival on PGA Tour at Wyndham Championship. He started the tournament with a quadruple bogey 8 and ended it with a 9 under 61 for a five shot victory.
Im really, really happy to be with Tom, said Sungjae ImKim finished the rain-delayed third round Sunday with a one shot lead. Kim couldnt keep up because no one could. Kim shot 27 on the front nine, leaving everyone in his wake.
Im said that he is a great kid. To win on tour with a nonmember and get your card is a difficult task.
Kim, who turned twenty-one in June, is now the second-youngest winner since World War II on the PGA Tour. Jordan SpiethHe was just two weeks away of turning 20 when he won The 2013 John Deere Classic.
Kim was granted instant membership to the PGA Tour and is now eligible for the FedEx Cup playoffs, which begin next week. He is now No. He is 34 and will be playing in two postseason events, with a good chance of reaching the final at East Lake.
Im had a 68, and tied for second with John Huh (67).
Kim spent his early years in Australia and the Philippines. He had already won three times in Asia Development Tour and once again in Korea before he made his American debut at the 2020 PGA Championship at Harding Park at the age of 18.
The name? As a young boy, he was a big fan of Thomas the Tank Engine in the TV series Thomas & Friends.
Youre supposed let your parents identify yourself, and I was like, ‘Nope, I am to name myself Thomas. As a child, I loved the show. Although I haven’t seen it or anything like it, I loved the train.
Buzz Lightyear was another option, as he was a huge Toy Story fan. It would have worked. Hes a buzz maker and is light years ahead of his peers.
Kim finished third in Scotland Open. It was the first time that it was co-sanctioned PGA Tour. His goal to get enough FedEx Cup Points to finish equal to top 200 was to earn his card through a series Korn Ferry Tour Events late in the summer.
After making the cut at The British Open, he earned a temporary PGA Tour member. He was seventh in the Rocket Mortgage Classic and earned a PGA Tour card. He didnt feel stressed even though he had an opening quadruple handicap.
Kim said, It has been a five week stretch for me but it feels like three weeks. Its been a busy month and a lot has changed, for sure.
He was 20-under 260.
It was quite stressful for all, even those not playing.
The heartbreak was yours Justin LowerHe was poised to climb into the top 125 of the FedEx Cup to reach postseason and secure a full card next season.
Lowers 60-foot birdie putt on the final hole was a bit too firm. Lower missed his 6-foot par putt which would have placed him among the top 125. He missed it to the left and was weeping as he walked out of the green.
I don’t really know what my thoughts are. Lower said that it was a pain to come up with this short. Obviously had some assistance with the LIV guys — I don’t even know if it’s permissible to say that. But I don’t know. Theres positives. Its just a pity right now.
Players who signed up with LIV Golf, which is Saudi-funded, were suspended from the tour. They did not count towards the FedEx Cups top 125. Lower was the equivalent to No. 128 entered the final event of the regular-season.
Rickie FowlerIt looked like he was out luck when he missed the cut Friday at No. 123. Fowler was able to extend his season by at least one week at the FedEx St. Jude Championship.