KIM, GLOVER THREATEN 59 AT WYN­D­HAM CHAM­PI­ONSHIP

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GREENS­BORO, N.C. >> Si Woo Kim and Lu­cas Glover had putts for 59 on an­other low-scor­ing day in the Wyn­d­ham Cham­pi­onship.

Kim’s 50-foot birdie try on his fi­nal hole — the par-4 ninth — slid by the right edge Fri­day, leav­ing the 21-year-old South Korean with a tour­na­ment-record 10-un­der 60 and a two-stroke lead.

Glover shot 61, miss­ing a 6-foot birdie putt on the par-4 17th and three-putting the par-4 18th for bo­gey in the PGA Tour’s reg­u­lar-sea­son fi­nale.

“I kind of lost con­cen­tra­tion a lit­tle bit, got eat up in the mo­ment and kind of just wasn’t fo­cused,” Glover said about the par miss on 18. “My fault — stupid, but it hap­pens.”

They missed chances to be­come the sec­ond player this month to break 60 on the PGA Tour.

Jim Furyk, tied for sec­ond with Glover and two oth­ers, shot the first 58 in PGA Tour his­tory Aug. 7 in the fi­nal round of the Trav­el­ers Cham­pi­onship. Six play­ers, in­clud­ing Furyk, have shot 59.

Kim drove into the left rough on the par-4 18th, cost­ing him­self a clean shot at the front pin po­si­tion.

“Tee shot ag­gres­sive,” Kim said. “Yes­ter­day, hit 3-wood, but to­day just try to hit driver. Hit driver and then missed left. Just tough, tough lie and … tough pin. I’m try­ing be­fore like 10 yards, 15 yards land­ing, but al­most hit the green land­ing. Putting, really fast down grain and just try­ing to par, but al­most close there.”

Kim ea­gled the par-5 fifth, hit­ting a 347-yard drive and a 170-yard ap­proach to 10 feet. He made the last of his 10 birdies on the par-4 eighth, hol­ing an­other 10-footer. Kim played his open­ing nine in 6-un­der 29, and also birdied the par-4 sec­ond — mak­ing an­other 10-footer.

Af­ter mak­ing three bo­geys in an open­ing 68, Kim had a 12-un­der 128 to­tal to take the two-shot ad­van­tage over Furyk, Lu­cas Glover, Kevin Na and Japan’s Hideki Mat­suyama into the week­end.

“Not so much cel­e­brate to­day,” Kim said. “Af­ter this week, play good, I cel­e­brate. Just try­ing rest to­day and then to see din­ner.”

AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Si Woo Kim re­acted to miss­ing a birdie putt on the ninth hole dur­ing the sec­ond round of the Wyn­d­ham Cham­pi­onship on Fri­day.

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