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Si Woo Kim sets PGA Tour record after shooting 13 at the par-three at the St Jude Invitational

Si Woo Kim sets unwanted PGA Tour record after shooting THIRTEEN at the par-three on the final day of the St Jude Invitational in Memphis

  • Si-Woo Kim fired five balls into the water on his way to the astonishing score 
  • Kim finished 29 shots behind Abraham Ancer, Sam Burns and Hideki Matsuyam
  • Ancer won the St Jude Invitational after a play-off, his first PGA Tour title 

Si Woo Kim set an unwanted PGA Tour record as he ran up an astonishing 13 at the par-three 11th on the final day of the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational on Sunday.

Kim went from five over par to 15 over in just one hole, and his score was the highest on a par-three in a regular PGA Tour event since at least 1983, when the Tour began its enhanced statistical coverage.

The 11th hole at TPC Southwind in Memphis is of similar design to the iconic 17th at TPC Sawgrass, a venue which holds special memories for Kim following his Players Championship victory in 2017.

Si Woo Kim shot five balls into the water and scored an astonishing 13 on a par-three hole

But the South Korean will not look back on the 155-yard 11th hole with much fondness after he put five balls in the water, beginning with his initial tee shot which drifted too far right of the green.

Kim’s next four shots from the drop zone just 96 yards out all found the water before he managed to find dry land with his 11th shot, which settled in the rear rough. He chipped to a foot and completed an excellent up-and-down to avoid a 14.

Kim finished 29 shots adrift of the trio of Abraham Ancer, Sam Burns and Hideki Matsuyama who finished 16 under par to go to a three-way play-off. Mexico’s Ancer prevailed on the second play-off hole to clinch his first Tour victory.

Abraham Ancer celebrates with the trophy after winning the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational

Abraham Ancer celebrates with the trophy after winning the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational 

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