August 8, 2021
TPC Southwind, told CBS during its Saturday broadcast of the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, has drowned more golf balls in its waters since 2003 than any other PGA Tour golf course.
Si Woo Kim did his part to keep Southwind number one on Sunday.
At the 155-yard, par-3 11th, very similar to the famous island green 17th at TPC Sawgrass, Kim hit his tee shot in the water – then his next stroke, then his next stroke, then his next stroke, then his next shot. In total, the waters of the Southwind 11th swallowed five of Kim’s golf balls, and he went over 13 with a 10.
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A summary of the carnage:
– Hit one: Tee that missed the green and went into the water.
– Hit three: drop into the drop zone 96 yards from the hole and a shot that fell into the water to the right of the green.
– Stroke Five: Drop into the drop zone 96 yards from the hole and almost repeat stroke three.
– Stroke Seven: Drop into the drop zone 96 yards from the hole and a stroke that falls to the right of the green but slightly further than strokes three and five.
– Stroke nine: Drop into the drop zone 96 yards from the hole and almost repeat stroke seven.
– Stroke 11: Success. Dry. After all. Hardly. The ball lands about five meters in front of the water and directly in front of a green bunker.
From there, Kim would be done with his 13th.
Then birdie the next hole.
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