SI Kim Woo wins the American Express 2021

SI Kim Woo wins the American Express 2021

South Korean golfer Si Woo fired a bogey-free 8-under 64 in the final round to grab the American Express title by one stroke on Sunday.

The 25-year-old rolled in back-to-back birdies on the 16th and 17th hole to edges past Patrick Cantlay and win the $6.7 million event.

It was Kim’s third career victory and first since the 2017 Players Championship.

Kim began the day in a three-way tie with Max Homa and Tony Finau, but it ended up being Cantlay, who is a strong contender to beat.

“I had many chances to win, but I couldn’t make it, but finally I made it,” said Kim Woo.

Patrick Cantlay and SI Kim Woo

On the other hand, Cantlay shattered the course record at PGA West’s Stadium Course by two strokes with an 11-under 61. He played a memorable round with a 38-foot birdie putt at the last, but it wasn't enough to make him the winner. He finished his campaign at second position with an overall score of 22-under 266.

“I gave away so many shots the first couple of days,” Cantlay said. “Today, I felt like I could make everything, and I made a lot of them.”

Australian Cameron Davis also fired a bogey-free 8-under 64 and managed to grab his best career finish, a solo third.

Anirban Lahiri

The only Indian playing in the tournament, Anirban Lahiri, shot 68 & 73 and missed the cut by one shot.

"I need to gather myself and get ready for next week. I still believe my game is in a good place, but I need to cut down some unforced errors and get consistent," Lahiri, whose last global win came in India at the Hero Indian Open 2015, said.