Monday, January 25

PGA TOUR VIDEO: Si Woo Kim Wins in the Desert After a Bad Night's Sleep



SI WOO KIM SHOT AN 8-UNDER 64 in the final round to win The American Express by a stroke over Patrick Cantlay (61). Kim's winning total of 23 under was good for his third victory on the PGA Tour.

The South Korean earned the trophy despite a rough Saturday night.

"So every year I had a chance to win," Kim said, "but I couldn't make it, so I had a lot of thoughts in my mind last night.

"I tried to sleep but I couldn't sleep, so I even took melatonin last night, but still I didn't sleep very well."

The American Express in La Quinta was the first event on the U.S. mainland after the tour opened the calendar year with two tournaments in Hawaii.

This year's event had a new look with will only two courses being used and amateurs staying home. The field included defending champion Andrew Landry, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed, Patrick Cantlay, Matthew Wolff, Sungjae Im and tournament host Phil Mickelson. 

In total, 13 players ranked in the top 50 teed it up in the desert.

Next up is the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California.

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