The Sony Open goes to Si Woo Kim who, in Honolulu, celebrated his fourth career title (in 220 appearances) on the PGA Tour with a comeback in the final round. The South Korean won in Hawaii with a total of 262 (67 67 64 64, -18) shots, overcoming the American Hayden Buckley in the photo finish with two decisive birdies, 2/o with 263 (-17) ahead of compatriot Chris Kirk, 3/o with 265 (-15) and runner up in this event in both 2014 and 2021.
Si Woo Kim, results
Two years after the last time (The American Express in January 2021), Si Woo Kim – 27-year-old from Seoul – has therefore found success on the top US men’s circuit. The exploit earned the South Korean $1,422,000 out of a total prize pool of $7,900,000 and allowed him to move from 84th to 8th position in the FedEx Cup.
“It’s an important victory, which gives me confidence after a not so exciting period. In the last two rounds I gave my all and I did it”, Si Woo Kim was happy. Among the big names in the competition, the Japanese Hideki Matsuyama, 48/o with 273 (-7) and champion of the Sony Open in 2022, and the Texan Jordan Spieth, out by the cut with a score of 139 (-1 ).
The Hawaiian Islands are a state of the United States of America (the 50th and last State, in chronological order of institution), and a volcanic archipelago located in the Pacific Ocean made up of eight main islands and many smaller islands, reefs and shoals. The major islands are, from northwest to southeast, Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, Maui, and the island of Hawaii. The latter is the largest and is often called “The Big Island” to avoid confusion with the state of the same name.
Politically, therefore, the archipelago is included in the State of Hawaii, part of the United States of America since 21 August 1959, and its capital is Honolulu, located on the island of Oahu. The state’s coastline, approximately 1,210 km (750 miles) long, is the fourth longest in the US after Alaska, Florida and California. The state of Hawaii is the 50th state of the United States of America and has jurisdiction over all the islands of the archipelago with the exception of Midway Atoll, which is under direct federal control. Hawaii is the 43rd state by area, 40th by population, but the 13th most densely populated of the 50 states of the United States of America. Like Alaska, it is not part of the so-called contiguous United States (it is almost 4 000 km from the American coast: the closest point is California).