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    Professional shoots worst rating in LIV’s brief historical past, then improves by 24 strokes

    Sihwan Kim shook off a disastrous first spherical on the LIV Golf Invitational Boston to shoot a seven-under 63 on Saturday.

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    Some days, golf comes simple. Others, it’s fairly the alternative, leaving gamers questioning if that little white ball even matches into the outlet.

    On the LIV Golf Boston occasion this week, Sihwan Kim skilled each side of the sport within the span of 48 hours.

    On Saturday, the previous U.S. Junior Newbie winner and Stanford standout dropped a second-round 63 at The Worldwide. Spectacular, proper? And but it nonetheless wasn’t sufficient to maneuver him out of final place within the 48-man discipline.

    That’s due to the rating Kim had posted a day earlier: a 17-over-par 87, the worst spherical within the brief historical past of the LIV Golf Invitational Collection.

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    Within the first spherical, Kim made 4 bogeys and in addition 4 double-bogeys. Within the second spherical, he bounced again with seven birdies and an eagle, and helped catapult his group — the Iron Heads — into third place on the group leaderboard.

    Kim, who’s 33, gained the 2004 U.S. Junior Newbie at The Olympic Membership after which performed at Stanford from 2007 to 2011, successful Pac-12 Freshman of the 12 months honors in 2008.

    He’s bounced round abroad excursions in his 11 years since turning professional, briefly holding DP World Tour (then European Tour) membership, however primarily enjoying on the Asian Tour. He had his first two skilled wins earlier this spring on the Asian Tour and in addition performed in his first main championship this summer time on the Open Championship at St. Andrews.

    The week’s LIV occasion is Kim’s third begin on the Saudi-backed circuit, the place he’s had blended outcomes, ending forty fourth in London and fifteenth in Portland. He’s additionally bounced round LIV groups this season, beginning London because the captain of Smash and now enjoying on the Iron Heads.

    Even after the 24-stroke enchancment, Kim nonetheless finds himself in want of one other low spherical to get out of the cellar, as he’s 4 again of James Piot and Peter Uihlein, who share forty sixth place.

    The silver (platinum?) lining: If Kim doesn’t get out of final place, he nonetheless will stroll away with $120,000 for his particular person efficiency, with an opportunity so as to add extra loot with a stable end from his group.

    Jack Hirsh Editor

    Jack Hirsh is an assistant editor at GOLF. A Pennsylvania native, Jack is 2020 graduate of Penn State College, incomes levels in broadcast journalism and political science. He was captain of his highschool golf group and nonetheless *tries* to stay aggressive in native amateurs. Earlier than becoming a member of GOLF, Jack spent two years working at a TV station in Bend, Oregon, primarily as Multimedia Journalist/reporter, but in addition producing, anchoring and even presenting the climate. He might be reached at [email protected].



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