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25-year-old Michael Kim didn’t just win his first PGA TOUR event at John Deere Clas­sic, and he dom­i­nated in a fashion never seen be­fore at TPC Deere Run.

Kim shot a fi­nal-round 66 on Sun­day to win by a record­set­ting eight strokes. The Korean fin­ished at 27-un­der 257 to break Steve Stricker’s tour­na­ment record from 2010 by one shot.

The for­mer Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia-Berkeley star also qual­i­fied for the Open Cham­pi­onship at Carnoustie the week af­ter - an un­ex­pected bonus for a player who had missed five of his last six cuts be­fore his break­through in the Quad Cities. Kim also made 30 birdies for the week, a sea­son­high on TOUR in 2018.

“To be able to fin­ish out in style like this, it means a lot. To be sit­ting here with a tro­phy, I’m at a loss for words,” said Kim, who had strug­gled to find his foot­ing af­ter turn­ing Pro.

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