You won't believe the score to par of this LIV Golf flop!

LIV Golf League player Sihwan Kim, who plays for Kevin Na's Iron Heads, has had a disastrous start to the 2023 campaign. 

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Mon, 3 Apr 2023
You won't believe the score to par of this LIV Golf flop!

Would it be unreasonable to suggest Kevin Na would have expected a better return of investment from his LIV Golf teammate Sihwan Kim?

If you haven't heard, the LIV Golf League is all about the team element. The 'rebel' players will tell you just how much they are loving this aspect.

They travel together. Practice together. Eat together. Party together. They are yin and yang. Cut them and they bleed LIV Golf. 

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Apparently, we can expect a posse of LIV Golf players to storm the 18th green at Augusta National if a breakaway tour player wins the green jacket. 

Whether that happens remains to be seen. But back the subject of this article and Mr. Kim. 

Kim is a 34-year-old pro who signed up for LIV Golf during their beta-test inaugural series. 

Despite this writer ripping on him a bit, Kim has had an accomplished career. He won the U.S. Junior Amateur in 2004.

Oh, and he won the Asian Tour's Order of Merit in 2022 after a stellar season. But he hasn't carried that form into LIV. 

He played for both Smash and the Iron Heads in the debut season, in which his best finish came when he posted fifth at LIV Golf Bangkok.

The switch to the Iron Heads was made permanent in the off-season. The team now comprises of Na, Kim, Danny Lee and Scott Vincent. 

This year, though, it surely wouldn't be too harsh to suggest that on the course it's been somewhat of a nightmare. 

Kim's teammate Danny Lee

If my stellar mental arithmetic is correct, Kim is now a combined 55-over par (!) through three events. He has only played nine rounds of golf!

Despite Kim's contributions - or lack of - the Iron Heads are not bottom of the team standings.

Dustin Johnson's 4 Aces currently lead the way after LIV Golf Orlando, which was won by Brooks Koepka

Surprisingly, Bubba Watson's RangeGoats are bottom of the league. 

On paper, they are arguably one of the strongest sides that boasts Thomas Pieters, Harold Varner III and Talor Gooch. 

It will be of no surprise that Kim is at the bottom of the individual standings. Charles Howell III is currently leading the points race. 

Kim's scoring through three events are absolutely wild. 

Overall, he's recorded 45 bogeys, 15 double bogeys, one sextuple bogey and 27 birdies.  

Check out his scoring:

LIV Golf Mayakoba

+11, +6, +6

R1: Six bogeys, one double bogey, one sextuple bogey, two birdies

R2: Four bogeys, two double bogeys,  three birdies

R3: Five bogeys, two doubles, three birdies

LIV Golf Tucson

+7, +4, +8

R1: Five bogeys, two double bogeys, two birdies

R2: Six bogeys, one double bogey, four birdies

R3: Six bogeys, two double bogeys, one birdie

LIV Golf Orlando

+4, +4, +5

R1: Six bogeys, one double bogey, four birdies

R2: Four bogeys, two double bogeys, four birdies

R3: Five bogeys, two double bogeys, four birdies

Madness!

Overall, Kim has pocketed $360,000 in prize money so far in 2023.

He also got a share of $500,00 bonus after the Iron Heads finished third in Tucson, thanks to Lee's victory.  

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