Sei Young Kim on the verge of another major highlight
NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – Sei Young Kim is one of the most exciting players to watch on the LPGA Tour. Since joining the Tour in 2015, her career has been a series of highlights. It’s missing just one piece – a major championship. She has a chance to add another thrilling highlight, to what has already been an incredible career, with a victory on Sunday at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
“I wouldn't say I'm nervous, but I'm also excited about going into the final day,” Kim said after the third round. “I just want to take each shot at a time and just keep focus, and the results will follow.”
Kim has plenty to be excited about. She’s on the verge of capturing her first major championship. But the victory would come as no surprise to those who have followed the Korean’s career. Upon joining the LPGA tour in 2015 she won three times, captured Rookie of the Year honors and has since amassed seven more victories on Tour.
And they were a thrill to watch.
As a rookie in 2015, Kim won in just her second start on Tour at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic. Later that season, she holed out from the fairway at the Lotte Championship to defeat Inbee Park, then ranked No. 3 in the world, in a playoff. In 2018, she went crazy low at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic where she set a new 72-hole scoring record on Tour at 31-under par. In 2019, she capped off the season in thrilling fashion when she won the CME Group Tour Championship and took home a record $1.5 million dollars, the biggest payday in women’s golf.
But Kim is saving the thrills for the golf course. Tonight, it will be business as usual for Kim. Although her world could change come Sunday, where she takes a two-stroke lead into the final round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, she’s sticking to her routine.
“I'm going to hit some balls, have a great dinner and rest up for tomorrow,” Kim said on the eve of the final round at Aronimink Golf Club.
While Kim tries to keep her routine mundane, watching her compete is anything but. And she could add another highlight to what, is already an incredible highlight reel, with a major victory on Sunday.