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2017 Presidents Cup: Si Woo Kim, down 2 and team facing 11-point deficit, shushes crowd after halving hole

October 01, 2017

JERSEY CITY—Samuel Butler wrote that, "The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.” Si Woo Kim has never heard of this quote.

Competing against the feisty, fiery Daniel Berger during Sunday singles, Kim found himself down two heading into Liberty National's 11th hole. That deficit looked to grow, as Berger holed his chip from 20 yards out for birdie, to the raucous approval of the hometown gallery. But Kim still had an attempt for birdie, a circumstance that led to the following:

That's right. Down two holes, his team facing an 11-point deficit, Kim went full Patrick Reed in shushing the crowd. Somewhere, Freddie Mitchell smiles.

Conversely, the Presidents Cup is occasionally knocked for its lack of emotion. Props to Kim for not throwing in the towel and continuing to give a damn, despite the overwhelming odds he and his counterparts face.