Golfer at Masters takes on odd putting method after snapping club
Si Woo Kim had to improvise a bit during the second round of The Masters on Friday, but it seemed to go fairly well for him.
After a bogey on the 14th, Kim’s third shot on the par-5 15th rolled 19 feet past the hole. In frustration, the South Korean slammed his putter into the ground, snapping it.
— Josh Berhow (@Josh_Berhow) April 9, 2021
With four holes to go in the round, Kim had to come up with a new way of putting. He turned to his fairway wood, and actually made it work.
Si Woo Kim is attempting to be the first ever Masters champion to putt with a 3 wood because he snapped his putter in frustration. Si Woo is quickly becoming my favorite golfer.pic.twitter.com/uiVqUDCVft
— Andy Paden (@Andy_Paden) April 9, 2021
Kim was actually doing just fine when he broke his putter, and using the 3-wood didn’t hurt him much. He finished the round with four consecutive pars, leaving him three shots behind leader Justin Rose after finishing a 3-under 69.
“I was lucky I only have like 3, 4, 5 feet, and then I just had — the last few holes, I only had a birdie putt,” Kim said, via Mark Schlabach of ESPN. “So no pressure to make it. Yeah, I think it’s just I got lucky there.”
It’s a good thing Kim didn’t try to use the thing, or this could have happened to him.