Oct 12, 2022 - Sports

Tom Kim is first since Tiger Woods to win twice on PGA Tour under 21

Tom Kim

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In August, Tom Kim became the first player born in the 2000s to win on the PGA Tour. And that's not even his most impressive accomplishment in recent weeks.

Driving the news: On Sunday, the 20-year-old Korean joined Tiger Woods as the only players since World War II to win twice on the PGA Tour before turning 21.

  • Kim didn't make a bogey all week at the Shriners Children's Open, where he beat World No. 4 Patrick Cantlay by three strokes. He's ranked No. 15 in the world after playing just 18 PGA Tour events.
  • Fun fact: Kim, whose real name is Joohyung, chose the nickname "Tom" because of his love for Thomas the Tank Engine.

What they're saying: Are we witnessing the second coming of Tiger? "Probably not," writes CBS Sports' Kyle Porter. "But when you're part of a statistical category that includes only yourself and a legend of his caliber, it's also not nothing."

ğŸŽ¥ Watch: Every shot from Kim's weekend win (YouTube)

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