Sony Open Notebook: Si Woo Kim's Modesty, Adam Scott's Start and Matt Kuchar's Tonic

The South Korean won for the fourth time on Tour and has a Players title, yet still isn't sure he's part of the game's elite. HONOLULU — How is it that a player that won

The Players Championship at 21 years old can actually believe they are not in the upper tier of the PGA Tour? That is what Sony Open champion Si Woo Kim expressed with the

gold trophy sitting in his right hand and his fourth win added to his resume. With one of the biggest wins on the PGA Tour back in 2017, Kim still believes even today he is

not, let’s say, worthy. “I think I was not good enough for the top level, like all the top-10 players, but somehow I got lucky, like that rookie year, and then next year won

The Players,” Kim said. “My dad kept talking to me, 'you're not the top player, so don't try to act like top player.'” When Kim plays with Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas or

what he calls other good players, he said he tells himself—what am I doing here? While he may not believe he belongs at times, on Sunday he clearly found his groove with a

6-under 64 that included seven birdies, two coming at the end of the round to take him from one behind to tied to a one-shot victory over Hayden Buckley. “If I was one

stroke behind, kind of trying to see what happens the first five holes, but I was three strokes behind, so I have to keep aggressive until finishing the round,” Kim said. “I think

that mindset really helps for me because I don't have time for the pressure, so I have to keep trying to make birdie every hole.”Adam Scott Is Just Getting Started Adam

Scott had a mediocre two weeks in Hawaii with two top 20s, a 29th in the 39-player Sentry Tournament of Champions and T21 at the Sony Open.