South Korea’s Kim Si-woo nearly makes two aces in grabbing PGA lead

Si Woo Kim of South Korea plays his second shot on the 17th hole during the third round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 15, 2020 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Si Woo Kim of South Korea performs his second shot on the 17th gap throughout the third spherical of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Nation Membership on August 15, 2020 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

South Korea’s Kim Si-woo aced one gap and lipped out on one other hole-in-one bid Saturday on his option to grabbing a two-stroke lead on the PGA Wyndham Championship.

Glowing on the identical course the place he gained his first PGA title 4 years in the past, Kim fired an eight-under par 62 to face on 18-under 192 after 54 holes at Sedgefield Nation Membership in Greensboro, North Carolina.

People Rob Oppenheim, who shot 62, and Doc Redman, who fired a 63, shared second on 194 with countryman Billy Horschel one other stroke adrift.

Kim is chasing a 3rd PGA title after his 2016 Wyndham win by 5 strokes over England’s Luke Donald and a 2017 Gamers Championship triumph.

Kim aced the par-Three third gap, the ball touchdown close to the cup and making a small bounce earlier than hopping into the outlet.

He added quick birdie putts on the fouth and fifth and answered a bogey on the par-Three seventh with a birdie at eight, then almost smacked one other hole-in-one on the par-Three 12th.

Kim’s tee shot bounced twice, then the ball lipped off the sting of the cup and stopped 14 inches away, organising a tap-in birdie.

Kim additionally ran off three birdies in a row on the par-5 15th from two toes, the par-Three 16th from six toes and the par-Four 17th after dropping his method inches from the outlet.

People Jim Herman, who fired a 61, and Mark Hubbard shared fifth on 196 with compatriots Peter Malnati and Webb Simpson on 197.

The occasion marks the ultimate match of the PGA regular-season, with the highest 125 gamers in season factors advancing to the FedEx Cup playoffs that start subsequent week at TPC Boston.

Kim stands 121st on the listing however would leap into 30th with a victory. The highest 30 in season factors after two playoff occasions advance to the season-ending Tour Championship subsequent month at East Lake in Atlanta.

Main scores after Saturday’s third spherical of the US PGA Tour Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina (USA until famous, par-70):

192 – Kim Si-woo (KOR) 65-65-62

194 – Rob Oppenheim 66-66-62, Doc Redman 67-64-63

195 – Billy Horschel 66-64-65

196 – Jim Herman 66-69-61, Mark Hubbard 67-65-64

197 – Peter Malnati 68-65-64, Webb Simpson 66-66-65

198 – Kevin Kisner 69-64-65, Tyler Duncan 68-64-66, Zach Johnson 70-67-61, Harold Varner 62-69-67, Talor Gooch 65-65-68

199 – Im Sung-jae (KOR) 69-64-66, Russell Henley 68-68-63, Jason Kokrak 69-63-67, Harris English 64-67-68

200 – Patrick Reed 65-68-67, Sam Burns 67-68-65, Dylan Frittelli (RSA) 69-65-66, Roger Sloan (CAN) 62-70-68, Kristoffer Ventura (NOR) 69-68-63

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