Winner’s Circle: Si Woo Kim Claims Victory at 2023 Sony Open

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Si Woo Kim Wins the 2023 Sony Open
Si Woo Kim reacts to his birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the Sony Open at Waialae CC on Jan 15, 2023 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Andy Lyons via Getty Images)

Si Woo Kim carded back-to-back weekend rounds of 64 to claim a one-stroke victory at the 2023 Sony Open.

The 27-year-old Korean reeled off three straight birdies out of the gate on Sunday but closed his front nine with birdie-bogey-birdie-bogey to turn on 32. Kim, though, was flawless on the closing nine at Waialae Country Club, finishing with six pars and three birdies, highlighted by gains on the final two holes to reach 18-under par, one clear of Hayden Buckley (68).

For his first win of the 2023 season, Kim earned $1,422,000 and 500 FedExCup points. He also picked up 39 Official World Golf Ranking points and will jump from 84th to No. 41.


Si Woo Kim Pro-File

Si Woo Kim Wins the 2023 Sony Open
Si Woo Kim poses with his wife Ji Hyun Oh after winning the Sony Open at Waialae CC on Jan 15, 2023 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Andy Lyons via Getty Images)

Full Name: Kim Si-woo
Nationality South Korea
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 180 lbs
Birthdate: June 28, 1995 (age 27)
Native: Seoul, South Korea
Residence: Dallas, Texas
College: Yonsei University
Wife: Ji Hyun Oh
Turned Pro: 2012
PGA Tour Rookie: 2016
Highest World Rank: 28th


2023 Sony Open

Si Woo Kim Wins the 2023 Sony Open
Si Woo Kim poses with a fan after winning the Sony Open at Waialae CC on Jan 15, 2023 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Chris Condon for the PGA TOUR via Getty Images)
Top-5 Scores

Pos-Name-Score (Rd 4)
1. Si Woo Kim -18 (-6)
2. Hayden Buckley -17 (-2)
3. Chris Kirk -15 (-2)
4. Andrew Putnam -14 (-2)
4. David Lipsky -14 (-1)
4. Ben Taylor -14 (-1)

Top-3 Check Cashers

Pos-Name (Money)
1. Si Woo Kim ($1.44m)
2. Hayden Buckley ($861k)
3. Chris Kirk ($545k)


Si Woo Kim’s Winning Numbers

Si Woo Kim Wins the 2023 Sony Open
Si Woo Kim reacts to his putt on the 18th green during the final round of the Sony Open at Waialae CC on Jan 15, 2023 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Andy Lyons via Getty Images)
Topline Stats

Driving: 365 yards (T28)
Fairways: 35/56, 62.50% (T19)
Greens: 60/72, 83.33% (T2)
Putts: 1.733 (35th)
Birdies: 24 (1st)
Strokes Gained: Total: 12.633 (1st)

Scoring

Round-By Round
Rd 1: 67 (-3, T20)
Rd 2: 67 (-6, T16)
Rd 3: 64 (-12, T5)
Rd 4: 64 (-18, 1st)

Hole Scoring
Par-3: -3 (4 Birdies, 11 Pars, 1 Bogey)
Par-4: -6 (13 Birdies, 28 Pars, 5 Bogeys, 1 Double)
Par-5: -9 (1 Eagle, 7 Birdies)


Si Woo Kim’s 2023 PGA Tour Season

Si Woo Kim Wins the 2023 Sony Open
Si Woo Kim poses with the trophy after winning the Sony Open at Waialae CC on Jan 15, 2023 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Chris Condon for the PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Starts: 5
Cuts Made: 5
Wins: 1 (Sony)
Additional Top 10: 1
Earnings: $1,756,213 (12th)
FedEx Cup Before/After: 84/8
World Rank Before/After: 84/41


Si Woo Kim’s Career Victories

Si Woo Kim Wins the 2023 Sony Open
Si Woo Kim reacts to his birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the Sony Open at Waialae CC on Jan 15, 2023 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Andy Lyons via Getty Images)

PGA Tour: 4
2023 Sony Open
2021 The American Express
2017 The Players Championship
2016 Wyndham Championship

Web.com Tour: 1
2015 Stonebrae Classic


WITB: Si Woo Kim

Si Woo Kim Wins the 2023 Sony Open
Si Woo Kim tees off on the 16th hole during the final round of the Sony Open at Waialae CC on Jan 15, 2023 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Andy Lyons via Getty Images)

Si Woo Kim plays a full Callaway bag (driver, irons, wedges, putter) including a Callaway Chrome Soft X golf ball.

Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond (8.5˚)
3-wood: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond (15˚)
5-wood: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond (18˚)
Irons: Callaway X Forged CB (3-PW)
Sand: Callaway JAWS Raw (54˚)
Lob: Callaway JAWS Raw (60˚)
Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball Ten broomstick
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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