Kim Si-woo makes unwelcome history by hitting five consecutive shots into the water on the same hole.
On the par three 11th hole at TPC Southwind, Kim Si-woo hit the water five times.
After a 13 on the par three 11th at TPC Southwind in the final round of the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational on Sunday, Kim Si-woo went down in PGA Tour history for all the wrong reasons. On the PGA Tour (excluding majors), the South Korean’s 10-over-par score on the 11th hole is the highest par three score since 1983.
As a result, after scoring two birdies and two bogeys on the front nine on day four of the World Golf Championship in Memphis, the world number 54 approached the third par-three of his final round in Memphis level-par for the day.
However, the Korean’s next five shots into the water hazard – one from the tee and four from the drop zone – were disastrous, and it was only with his eleventh shot of the round that he finally found dry land.
The three-time PGA Tour winner then found the back rough on the island green before chipping his 12th ball within three feet of the hole and rolling in a straightforward putt for a nightmare score of 10-over 13.
The 26-year-old was able to quickly forget about his disastrous par three, as he responded with a birdie on the very next hole, the par four 12th.
Despite this, Kim may have believed his par-three nightmares had returned to haunt him when he discovered the water hazard off the tee for the second round, this time at 14. Fortunately, the South Korean came back strong, finding the green from the penalty zone and two-putting for a hard-fought double bogey.
The three-time winner then made a late charge, making three birdies in his final four holes, but it wasn’t enough to get him off the bottom of the leaderboard, as he finished 13-over-par for the tournament, three strokes behind second-placed Wilco Nienaber.
Despite the unwelcome record, Kim found the lighter side of his horror hole after his round, posting a photo of himself and Kevin Na, who holds the record for the highest par four score, on Instagram after their final day in Memphis.
Kim captioned the photo, “Highest par 3 score ever by me 13 today.” “Brinkwire Summary News” has the highest par 4 score of 16.