Korean golf star Im Sung-jae and his partner Keith Mitchell settled for sixth place at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. They were five shots behind the duo Davis Riley and Nick Hardy. Also, it was the first time Im partnered with Mitchell. In addition, it is the only PGA Tour tournament that features two-man teams.
Tom Kim and Kim Si-woo got the best result by an Asian pair after finishing in seventh place. They finished the tournament with a 68. On the other hand, Byeong Hun An and S.H. Kim finished with a 71 to settle for a six-way tie at 13th place.
Im and Mitchell were an unlikely pair heading into the tournament. However, according to sports news reports, Im’s limited English did not hinder the team. Also, they enjoyed themselves throughout the week as they competed for the title.
Zurich Classic of New Orleans
After being tied for second in the FedExCup previous season, Im moved to twentieth place after this result, making it his sixth top-10 of the year.
Sports wagering reports said Kim Si-woo and Tom Kim said they had a great match win in September at the Presidents Cup. They finished the week on a high note, shooting 23 under par 265 to finish just seven strokes off the pace set by the victors.
Tom and Kim Si-woo’s performance gave them a much-needed lift, moving them up to the thirteenth and seventeenth spots in the FedEx Cup standings, respectively. According to online sports betting sites, it was also their first top ten finish since January.