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Joohyung Kim wins PGA Wyndham Championship to earn spot in FedExCup Playoffs


20-year-old Joohyung Kim won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday, earning him a spot in the FedExCup Playoffs.

The South Korean Kim posted a 9-under 61 to take the five-shot win in the season-finale event at Sedgefield Country Club. The victory was the first for Kim on the PGA Tour, giving him an instant Tour membership and securing his spot in the postseason.  He is now the second-youngest winner since World War II, and will enter the FedExCup standings at No. 34 – bumping Matt Wallace just outside of the cutoff to play in next week’s FedEx St. Jude Invitational.   Said Kim: “It was a hard day. I didn’t know golf was this stressful before.”

Kim has made just nine appearances on Tour so far this season, but has six international wins to his name; he finished in seventh at the Rocket Mortgage Classic last month, and took home a career-best third-place finish at the Genesis Scottish Open.

Sungjae Im and John Huh finished in a tie for second at 15-under on the week, and Ben Griffin finished alone in fourth at 14-under par.

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