KIM, GLOVER THREATEN 59 AT WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP
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.”
Si Woo Kim reacted to missing a birdie putt on the ninth hole during the second round of the Wyndham Championship on Friday.