Kim, 20, Shares Lead in 83rd Wyndham Championship With Wu and Moore

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Joohyung Kim of South Korea discovered a method to get out from behind an 8-ball.

Kim (pictured), who made a quadruple-bogey 8 in his first gap within the opening spherical, carded a 6-under-par 64 and was tied for the lead with fellow rookie Brandon Wu and Ryan Moore when darkness halted play with a number of golfers nonetheless on the course within the second spherical of the 83rd Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Nation Membership in Greensboro, N.C.

The Wyndham is the ultimate occasion of the PGA Tour common season and gamers are battling to remain within the prime 125 of the FedEx Cup level standings, or climb in, to qualify for the FedEx St. Jude Traditional at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tenn., which opens the playoffs subsequent Thursday.

“In case you would have informed me after the primary gap yesterday the place I’d be after two days, I positively would have taken it,” stated Kim, who drove right into a fairway bunker and opened the match with a quadruple-bogey 8. “So I’m fairly completely happy and simply type of laid again realizing I’ve bought the weekend to play.

“ what, that is strokes gained proper right here, 4 photographs higher than yesterday (by opening spherical two with a par). I drove into the identical bunker once more at the moment, however was in a position to make a par. So most improved on gap No. 1. I’ve performed one horrible gap and 35 fairly good ones. It was only one unhealthy gap and there was numerous golf left.

“I used to be laughing (after his quad). There was like nothing I may do. It was simply the primary gap and gosh, I simply bought a very unhealthy lie after which didn’t actually have one other good lie and didn’t actually have one other good lie, didn’t actually have one other good lie.

“I simply informed myself that if I performed nicely for the following 35 holes I may make the reduce, and I did, however I didn’t anticipate to be tied for the lead.”

The 20-year-old Kim, who goes by the nickname of “Tom,” who’s coming off a solo third within the Scottish Open and a solo seventh within the Rocket Mortgage Traditional to earn his PGA Tour card for subsequent season, fought again to open with a 67 and made seven birdies towards a single bogey in his 64 to report a 36-hole whole of 9-under 131.

Wu, of Danville and Stanford, made three birdies late on the entrance 9 in a 67, whereas Moore, who claimed his first of his 5 PGA Tour victories within the 2009 Wyndham Championship, had 5 birdies and a single bogey in his 66.

“Sure and no,” stated Wu, who tied for second within the Mexico Open and tied for third within the Puerto Rico Open, when requested if the Sedgefield course matches his recreation. “I believe it’s good as a result of you need to hit the fairways. I believe I often drive it fairly straight and I putt nicely. The greens are good this week, they’re fast so they could be a little bit tough, however I believe that performs nicely into my recreation.”

Stated Moore, who has been battling a power again harm and should end second to maintain his full PGA Tour card for subsequent season: “I’m to date out of it (within the FedEx standings), it doesn’t even matter at this level. I’ve been coping with this harm for some time. I do know what’s fallacious now. I simply want time to cope with it. So proper now it’s simply looking for a bit type, a bit confidence to spring me into this fall.”

First-round chief John Huh of Los Angeles and Cal State Northridge had a triple-bogey 7 on the primary gap and a double-bogey 6 on the thirteenth in a 71 to comply with his 61 and is one stroke again in a tie for fourth with Russell Henley, who had a bogey-free 65, and Sungjae Im of South Korea, who adopted his opening 63 with a 69.

Rookie Davis Riley, who received twice on the Korn Ferry Tour final season, sank a 12-foot eagle putt on the sixth gap in a 66 and is 2 photographs behind in a tie for seventh with Anirban Lahiri of India, who birdied three of his final six holes for a 66, and Brian Stuard, who had 4 birdies and two bogeys in a 68.

Andrew Putnam of Pepperdine had three birdies on every 9 in a bogey-free 64 and is three down in a tie for tenth with Blake McShea, who had a bogey-free 65, Satoshi Kodaira of Japan, who had three birdies on the again 9 in a 66, Brett Drewitt of Australia and Martin Coach, who each got here in at 67.

Two-time main champion Zach Johnson is tied for fifteenth after a 68, and 2020-21 PGA Tour Rookie of the Yr Will Zalatoris holed out from 137 yards for an eagle on the thirteenth gap and sank a 61-foot eagle putt at No. 15 in a 66 to tie for thirty ninth.

Former world No. 1 Jason Day of Australia, who opened with a 67, withdrew earlier than the beginning of the second spherical due to an sickness, and defending champion Kevin Kisner shot 73-69—142 and would have missed the reduce by two strokes however withdrew for an undisclosed purpose earlier than the reduce was made.

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