Late birdies lift Kim Si-woo to US PGA Tour win

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – South Korean Kim Si-woo rolled in back-to-back birdies at 16 and 17 to overtake sizzling Patrick Cantlay and win the US PGA Tour event in La Quinta, California, by one stroke.

Kim fired eight birdies in an eight-under par 64 for a 23-under total of 265.

Cantlay had stormed to a narrow clubhouse lead with 11 birdies in an 11-under par 61 – enough to put him one ahead of Kim as the South Korean was coming up the finishing straight.

Kim regained a share of the lead with his seventh birdie at the par-five 16th, leaving himself less than four feet for birdie.