Golfer who threw a temper-tantrum at the Masters is under some unique pressure

Military obligation could derail his golfing career

Si Woo Kim of South Korea lines up his putt with his 3-wood on the 18th green during the second round of the Masters. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox)
Si Woo Kim of South Korea lines up his putt with his 3-wood on the 18th green during the second round of the Masters. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox) (Getty Images)

The reaction was one that any casual golfer could certainly relate to, and it maybe even brought about some chuckles.

But the backstory that likely contributed to the reaction is definitely no laughing matter -- and it all comes down to pressure that isn’t at all relatable, for most.

Si Woo Kim, a 25-year-old golfer from South Korea, made some headlines this past weekend in the second round of the Masters, when he snapped his putter by pounding it into the ground on the 15th hole after a chip rolled well past it, forcing him to use a 3-wood as his putter for the rest of the round.

When the hole was completed, he threw his ball in the water.

Moments earlier, Kim had three-putted the 14th hole for a bogey.

Anybody who plays golf regularly can understand.

What golfer HASN’T occasionally wanted to scream to the heavens, cursing why the game was invented, or treat their clubs like they’re garbage?

Some were still a little aghast at Kim’s temper-tantrum, given it’s a professional’s job to control those emotions, but then again, no professional is facing the pressure Kim is, at the moment.


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