Tom Kim Dominates Once Again: Retains PGA Shriners Children's Open Title in Las Vegas

 

PGA Shriners Children's Open - Final Standings

-20 T Kim (Col) -19 A Hadwin (Canada), -18 E Cole (USA), A Nolen (Sweden), JT Poston (USA), T Pendrith (Canada)

Other selections: -14 C Talen (English). -13 Room H (English); -12 M Wallace (English), A Lai (English), B Taylor (English)

South Korean Tom Kim defended his PGA Shriners Children's Open title by holding off Canadian Adam Hadwin on the final hole at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.


The 21-year-old, who took second place at this year's British Open Championship, shot a 5-under 66 to finish at 20 under.

It was enough to beat Hadwin by one stroke and win his third PGA Tour title.

Kim sank a 12-foot birdie putt on the 15th, and Hadwin paid the price for a bogey on the 16th.

"It's been a long season," Kim said. "I'm very lucky to play defense. I learned a lot this year. It was a blessing. I felt very humbled."

World No. 16 Kim birdied three of the first four holes and suffered back-to-back bogeys on the 5th and 6th holes to fall from the lead, but he bounced back with birdies on the 9th, 12th and 13th. , took the initiative.

On Friday, American Solheim Cup star Lexi Thompson missed the cut in her PGA Tour debut, losing by three strokes.

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