Aug 16th, 2020
Kim within millimeters of two holes-in-one in a round
South Korean so close to the millions to one shot
Words: GolfPunk Photography: @PGATOUR
Kim had already holed-in-one the par three 3rd hole to take the lead in Wyndham Championship but on his way to a third round 62. However, the man from South Korea came within a whisker of repeating the feat at the 12th hole when his tee shot bounced and looked destined for the bottom of the cup when it agonisingly lipped out.
The odds of us mere mortals making two aces in a single round are apparently 67 million to one and so one assumes they are still pretty damned big for a pro!
He would not have been the first to have two aces in a single round but the list of those achieving the feat is short. Brian Harman was the last man to achieve two aces at The Barclays in 2015 but also on the list are Yusaku Miyazato (2006 Barracuda Championship) and amateur Bill Whedon (1955 Insurance City Open).
Kim took the near-miss in his stride stating that he had expected it to go in but was happy to make birdie on such a tough hole.
After the excellent eight-under-par 62, the South Korean leads the field by two at the Wyndham Championship heading into the final round.