Michael Kim became the latest member of the high school class of 2011 (Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Daniel Berger, et al) to earn a PGA Tour victory thanks to his impressive victory at the John Deere Classic. Kim set the tournament scoring record by posting 27-under par to win by eight shots over his four nearest competitors.
Michael Kim Wins JDC In Runaway
The win was Kim’s first of his professional career coming in his 84th PGA Tour start.
What’s In The Bag
Driver: Titleist TS2 (10.5°; Aldilda Rogue Black 110 60X shaft)
3-wood: Titleist 917F2 (16.5°; Aldilda Rogue Black 110 70X shaft)
Hybrid:Titleist 816H1 (21°; Graphite Design Tour AD DI-85X Hybrid shaft)
Irons: Titleist 716 T-MB (4-iron; True Temper XP 115 shaft)
Titleist 718 AP2 (5-PW; True Temper XP 115 shafts)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (52-12F°, 56-14F° and 60-04L°; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport GSS 350
Ball: NOT A CUT GOLF BALL
Most Valuable Club: Scotty Cameron Newport GSS 350
Michael Kim became the first to record a win with @Titleist’s TS2 prototype driver at the @JDCLASSIC. https://t.co/Ggv01L7pYB
Winner’s bag: https://t.co/Ggv01L7pYB pic.twitter.com/WDDe583dFa
— Jonathan Wall (@jonathanrwall) July 15, 2018
Kim made equipment waves by becoming the first Titleist staffer to win carrying the company’s newest driver offering, but it was his flatstick that deserved top billing. Kim picked up an average of 3.378 shots per round, which led to more than 13.5 strokes picked up on the field.
[Club info via PGATour.com]
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