Players Championship victor prepares for military duty

"I'm very excited to play at the Presidents Cup", Kim said.

"While I was practicing with [Choi], he taught me about the course at the Stadium", said Kim.

"I know he hit a couple of wonderful shots yesterday to get himself out of trouble, driver off the deck on 14 was a pretty impressive shot. That's why I could do well".

Golfer Kim Si-woo on Sunday became the youngest player ever to win the Players Championship in the U.S.

A regulation birdie on the 11th was followed by a remarkable one on the 12th, where Johnson's tee shot was hooked so badly it easily cleared the water hazard to the left of the green - but from an awkward lie the US Open champion pitched to within a foot of the hole.

With 600 FedExCup points from the victory, Kim moved from No. 132 to No. 21 in the standings and is in position to make his second trip to the FedExCup Playoffs and the Dell Technologies Championship.

"I still can't believe that I'm the champion and I'm the youngest champion for this championship and I'm very honored to be the champion for this wonderful fifth Major event and I'm looking forward to working hard from now on", he told the media following the victory.

He also smashed Australian Adam Scott's record as youngest victor, which the Queenslander set in 2004 aged 23 years, 8 months and 12 days.

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With the victory, Kim earned $1.89 million in prize money, a two-year PGA Tour exemption, and three-year Masters exemption.

Most tour wins only carry a two-year exemption but victory in the Players comes with an extra three years. Today I felt like a couple of putts slid by, but I played well under pressure, barring that frightful second shot on the last. He earned a card at age 17, but he could not become a PGA Tour member until he turned 18 the following June.

It offers exemptions to athletes who win a medal of any colour at the Olympics or gold at the Asian Games but unfortunately for Kim, winning the PGA Tour's flagship event does not bring an exemption.

Si Woo Kim's second PGA Tour win at the Players Championship landed one Irish punter an absolute fortune.

There was no indication coming into The Players that Kim would be a factor.

Poulter hit what he described as a shank - "You'd like me to spell it for you?" he jokingly asked after his round of 71 - on the 18th hole, took a penalty drop from a palmetto bush, saw a gap in the trees, and hit wedge through it and onto the green, and he came within inches of making it. He ended the tournament tied for second and picked up nearly $1 million in prize money.

"I feel like I'm still dreaming". "But the fourth shot was pretty special - from one of the worst shots I've ever hit to one of the very best". He tied for second with Louis Oosthuizen (73).

Ian Poulter salutes the crowd after nearly pitching his fourth shot into the hole on the 18th green. That gave him a 70 and a tie for fourth with Kyle Stanley, a co-leader after 54 holes who shot 75.

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