Silvis, Illinois – Michael Kim was on fire at TPC Deere Run for the John Deere Classic all week, starting off with rounds of 63-64-64 entering Sunday, it wasn’t whether he would win, it was by how many. Kim finished off the field with another stellar performance, firing a final round 66 to win by eight shots. Kim’s 27 under par total broke the previous tournament record set by Steve Stricker in 2010.
With the victory at the John Deere Classic, Michael Kim also punched his ticket to the Open Championship at Carnoustie. Kim and his family (who arrived early Sunday morning from San Diego), were on the charter flight to Scotland immediately after he fulfilled his obligations of post round press conferences.
Kim admitted to being anxious Saturday night and getting very little sleep, he opted to watch Wimbledon while struggling to deal with the uncertainty of holding the 54 hole lead, “I ran through a million scenarios of how this day was going to pan out,” Kim said.
Looks as though it panned out about as well as he could have imagined . . .
Michael Kim moved up from 161st to 56th in the Fedex Cup standings with the win at the John Deere Classic.