Si Woo Kim melts down, dumps five straight shots into the water, makes 13
TPC Southwind, CBS reported during its Saturday broadcast of the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, has drowned more golf balls in its waters since 2003 than any other course on the PGA Tour.
Si Woo Kim did his part on Sunday to keep Southwind in that No. 1 spot.
On the 155-yard, par-3 11th, which closely resembles the famed island-green 17th at TPC Sawgrass, Kim hit his tee shot in the water — then his next shot, then his next shot, then his next shot, then his next shot. In all, the waters of the Southwind 11th swallowed up five of Kim’s golf balls, and he walked off with a 10-over 13.
A recap of the carnage:
— Stroke one: Tee shot that fell short of the green and into the water.
— Stroke three: Drop into the drop zone 96 yards from the hole, and a shot that dropped into the water right of the green.
— Stroke five: Drop into the drop zone 96 yards from the hole, and a near repeat of stroke three.
— Stroke seven: Drop into the drop zone 96 yards from the hole, and a shot that dropped to the right of the green, but a little farther than strokes three and five.
— Stroke nine: Drop into the drop zone 96 yards from the hole, and a near repeat of stroke seven.
— Stroke 11: Success. Dry. Finally. Barely. The ball settles about five yards short of the water and just in front of a greenside bunker.
From there, Kim would finish with his 13.
Then birdie the next hole.