Interview right after winning 4 career wins at the Sony Open“I want to add more multipliers.”
This is the strong confidence of the ‘new groom’ Kim Si-woo. On the 15th (local time), the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour 2022/2023 Sony Open (total prize money of $7.9 million) ended at Waialei Country Club (par 70, 7044 yards) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. It was in an interview right after completing the other). Kim Si-woo cheered, saying, “It can’t be better than this,” and “I’m very happy.”
Kim Si-woo started from a tie for 5th place by 3 strokes and held a ‘reversal show’. It is the 4th overall win in 2 years since winning the American Express in January 2021, and the winning prize is $1.422 million (approximately 1.76 billion won). In particular, Kim Si-woo added meaning to the championship after marrying Oh Ji-hyun, the 7-win champion of the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour in December of last year. This is the first tournament of the year, and the first win after marriage.
Kim Si-woo said, “I was 3 strokes up to the 3rd round, but on the last day, I thought anything could happen, so I did my best for each shot.” He said, “Playing with confidence led to good results.”
When Hayden Berkeley (USA), who was competing for the lead, put a birdie on the 16th hole (par 4) and ran away by one stroke, Kim Si-woo immediately made a tie with a’chip in birdie’ on the 17th hole (par 3). Kim Si-woo recalled that time, “I heard cheers at the 16th hole,” and “It was not an easy situation, but I thought I had nothing to lose, so I took an aggressive shot.”
Kim Si-woo will participate in the American Express (total prize money of 8 million dollars) in La Quinta, California, USA for four days from the 19th. It is the ‘promised land’ that harvested the third win two years ago. Kim Si-woo said, “There are many competitions left this year,” and “I want to add more wins by being more confident.”
-How do you feel about winning?
▲ I am happy to win 4 times. The 2nd win came quickly, but the 3rd win took a while. The 4 wins were a bit like that, but I am happy to win the first tournament of the new year. 안전놀이터
▲ Like the 2017 The Players Championship, I think I will follow suit in the tournament where Pro Choi Kyung-ju won. I think it’s a good thing for me because Pro Choi has won many championships.
-You won your first competition after getting married.
▲Thank you for coming with me to the event. I was sorry that I couldn’t be with them as I was in the US preparing for the wedding.
– How have you been since you got married?
▲I came to Dallas, where I live, and took a break for a week or two without joining a club. I came to Hawaii last week as a honeymoon, and I spent time like traveling while going out to eat delicious food together without stress.
-Is it helpful to have a wife at the event?
▲ A lot of power. I was able to laugh when I saw them walking together even in a tense situation, and my tension was relieved.
– There was no championship last year.
▲ It was a disappointing year because there was no championship. Still, getting a chance to compete in the Presidents Cup and competing with good players became an opportunity for me to grow.
– Are you determined to compete next week?
▲ The American Express is a competition I won in 2021, and if the fans continue to support me, I will try my best to compete next week.