Players history-maker Kim out of Byron Nelson

Norton, Mass. - With the 2016-17 PGA TOUR season well past the halfway mark, Korea's Si Woo Kim made the most recent leap in the FedExCup standings with his win at THE PLAYERS Championship, where he posted a bogey-free final round to win his second PGA TOUR title and become the youngest PLAYERS champion at 21 years, 10 months, 16 days.

The European Ryder Cup stalwart jumped at the opportunity to compete in golf's unofficial fifth major at TPC Sawgrass last week and wound up in a tie for second, three shots behind victor Kim Si-woo.

Kim also becomes the second Korean golfer to win here at The Players Championship.

Poulter, who tied Oosthuizen for second, trailed by two shots for nearly the entire back nine.

A month ago he appeared to have lost his PGA Tour after not making enough prizemoney from his limited starts coming back onto the Tour with a medical exemption. He missed the par putt, and only had one really good look at birdie the rest of the way.

Kim followed in the footsteps of South Korean K.J. Choi, who won the 2011 Players Championship and was all too happy to provide his countryman some tips about his experience.

"I think it was hard to kind of get it close, and obviously, the opportunities on the back nine were 11 - I hit a decent shot into 10 and had a decent look there, but took advantage of 11", Poulter explained.

And the 21-year-old is also comfortably the youngest victor of the so-called "fifth major" - surpassing the record set by former world number one Adam Scott, who was 23 when he won in 2004.

"I feel like I'm still dreaming that I won this championship", Kim said.

"I haven't decided yet (when he will go), but I have five years of exemption, so we will see". I've played good golf.

Ian Poulter, of England, hits from the 15th fairway during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

European PGA: Matt Wallace completed an unlikely wire-to-wire victory in the Open de Portugal to earn a European Tour card.

Rafa Cabrera Bello hit 8-iron that bounded off the side of a bunker and into the cup for an albatross 2 on the par-5 16th.

The South Korean started the final round two strokes adrift of the lead held by American pair Kyle Stanley and J.B Holmes.

Sergio Garcia carded a hole-in-one on the famous par-three 17th in Thursday's opening round.

World number one Dustin Johnson carded a final round 68 to finish tied for 12th while number two Rory McIlroy ended with a 75 to drop to equal 35th. Not Kim. Once he gained an upper hand on the field, the seventh global Players champion in the last 10 years shut the door for good.

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