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Tom Kim falls to world No. 1 Scheffler in PGA Tour playoff

Tom Kim, of Korea, reacts after making birdie on the 18th hole during the final round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands, June 23, in Cromwell, Conn. AP-Yonhap

Korean youngster Tom Kim has come up just short of his fourth career PGA Tour title, falling to world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler in a sudden death playoff.

Kim lost to Scheffler after making a bogey on the first playoff hole at the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, on Sunday (local time).

Kim, whose Korean given name is Joo-hyung, landed his second shot in a greenside bunker after Scheffler put his on the green. With the ball buried in the sand, Kim sent his third shot 36 feet past the hole, and he two-putted from there for a bogey.

Scheffler, needing only to make par from 11 feet away, did just that for his sixth victory of the season. He became the first PGA Tour player since Arnold Palmer in 1962 to record six wins before July.

This was Kim’s first career PGA Tour playoff.

“I fought hard. I really did. I played really good this week. Unfortunately, the two bogeys I had this week came from two three-putts,” Kim said in a televised interview after the playoff. “I am not going to look back at this playoff and feel like I 스포츠토토존 screwed up. I played really good. Just forced the playoff. I was digging deep. I wish I would’ve had a bit more of a chance on the 18th. A little wind switch. Hitting not a perfect shot hurts. I am taking this as a huge leap toward the season.”

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