PGA Tour rookie delivers brutally honest take after MC despite two (!) near aces

PGA Tour rookie Chan Kim had the funniest reaction after he missed the cut by one stroke at the Sony Open despite nearly making two aces.

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Sat, 13 Jan 2024
PGA Tour rookie delivers brutally honest take after MC despite two (!) near aces

PGA Tour rookie Chan Kim revealed he was praying he just didn't finish dead last at the Sony Open

The 33-year-old made his first start on the North American circuit at Waialae Country Club. 

Things didn't pan out as he wanted as he failed to make it to the weekend, missing the cut by one stroke. 

But he was left wondering what could've been as he had not one, but two near aces.

The first one clattered off the flag stick and his ball went racing back down to the front of the green. He ended up taking three-putts for a bogey.

The second, during his second round, was an absolute dart and left him the easiest of birdie putts. 

After his round, he joked: "I mean, golf, right?" 

Several big names joined Kim in missing the cut, including Matthew Fitzpatrick, Sahith Theegala and Lucas Glover

Gary Woodland and Will Zalatoris, both returning from injury, also didn't make it to the weekend. 

For Kim, though, he was just happy that he didn't finish at the bottom of the leaderboard. 

"I was just praying I don't finish dead last, to be honest," he told reporters.  

"I was 1-over making the turn and then I started bogey, par, and made a string of bogeys.

"I'm just like, oh, my gosh, please try not to finish dead last."

He added: "What an incredible experience and incredible Tour, and I'm proud to be a member of the PGA Tour.

"[I am] definitely looking forward to the next couple events."

Watch his near aces below:

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