Kim shoots 62 for 2-shot lead after three rounds at Wyndham

first_img LIVE TV Si Woo Kim had a hole in one on the way to a 62 for a two-shot lead over Doc Redman and Rob Oppenheim through three rounds of the Wyndham Championship on Saturday.Kim, who’s at 18-under after 54 holes, made history three years ago when at 21 he became the youngest winner of The Players Championship. Now, he’s seeking his first victory since — and playing strongly wherever he tees it up.Kim has broken 70 in nine of his last 10 rounds, including all four at TPC Harding Park to finish tied for 13th at the PGA Championship. He has continued that stellar play at Sedgefield Country Club, where he won his first PGA Tour event in 2016.Redman had a 63, while Oppenheim set a career low on tour with a 62 in second at 16-under.Billy Horschel shot a 65 and was three strokes back at 15-under. Mark Hubbard (64) and Jim Herman were another stroke back at 14-under. Herman shot a 61, a career best and tied for lowest round of the tournament.But it was Kim’s sizzling play that stood out in this one. He got going when his 8-iron on the 161-yard, third hole found the cup for his third ace on tour. Kim clipped the cup on the par-3 12th, settling 14 inches away for another birdie.Kim kept it up with birdies on the 15th, 16th and 17th holes to take the lead.Oppenheim was bidding for a 60 when he birdied the next-to-last hole to move to 17-under. But his only bogey of the round on the final hole dropped him back.Oppenheim, 40, has put himself in line to make the FedEx Cup playoffs for the first time, moving up from 145 on the list (only the top 125 start at The Northern Trust next week) to a projected 77. He’d love to add his first tour title to the mix, too.Redman, 22, is also seeking his first PGA Tour win. He joined the tie for second after matching his career low score of 63. Redman took bogey on his opening hole, then had eight birdies the rest of the way.The PGA Tour moved up tee times, grouped competitors in threesomes and sent them off on the first and 10th tees to beat the bad weather expected later Saturday.The early, dry conditions set off a run of low scores that contenders had no choice but to keep up with throughout the round.In all, 52 of the 77 competitors finished with rounds in the 60s.There were two 61s, the lowest score this week, from Jim Herman and Zach Johnson, the Payne Stewart Award winner who is striving to make the playoffs after a subpar season. Johnson was projected at 109 in FedEx points after starting the round outside the playoffs at 129.Past champion Webb Simpson (65) and Peter Malnati were at 13-under.Image credits: AP Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 16th August, 2020 09:44 IST Kim Shoots 62 For 2-shot Lead After Three Rounds At Wyndham Si Woo Kim had a hole in one on the way to a 62 for a two-shot lead over Doc Redman and Rob Oppenheim through three rounds of the Wyndham Championship on Saturday SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENTcenter_img First Published: 16th August, 2020 09:44 IST WATCH US LIVE Written By FOLLOW USlast_img read more

NYX boosts commercial arm with appointment of Steve Mayes as Third Party Sales lead

first_img Perelman fund reviews majority shareholding in Scientific Games July 16, 2020 Submit Luckbox outlines final TSXV roadmap July 29, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Luckbox raises CAD $3.8m ahead of TSX IPO June 12, 2020 Share Share Steve MayesToronto TSX-listed industry platform and systems provider NYX Gaming has moved to strengthen its commercial team announcing the appointment of Steve Mayes as new Third Party Sales Director.Mayes joins the NYX commercial team from Playtech, where he held the position of Commercial Manager for Playtech Open Platform and further industry business intelligence tools.In his new role, Mayes will be responsible for growing NYX Gaming Group’s network of third-party suppliers including game developers, payment providers and trading services across its sportsbook, casino, lottery and bingo operations.“I’m thrilled and excited to have joined NYX Gaming Group. They have a fantastic customer base and a growing partner network with many of the leading suppliers in the industry,” said Mayes on joining NYX Gaming“My focus will be to work closely with our internal product leads and partners across the business to implement a clear third-party strategy. It’s important that NYX continues to attract and build long-term relationships with best-of-breed suppliers across casino, sportsbook and our full portfolio of products to offer the best possible third-party network for our customers.”NYX Gaming Group CEO Matt Davey said: “We are happy to welcome Steve to the NYX Gaming Group team where he will have an integral role within our strategy that will further improve the products we offer our customers.“Steve has extensive experience in the betting and gaming industry following his time at bet365 and Playtech. He will be a valuable member of our third-party network and we look forward to working alongside him.”last_img read more