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16-year-old Kris Kim gives all-time answer about what he’s looking forward to after the CJ Cup

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Mike Mulholland

One of the stories of the week at TPC Craig Ranch was Kris Kim. The 16-year-old phenom from England made the cut in his first-ever PGA Tour start, chipping in for eagle and nearly making a hole-in-one enroute to a six-under finish.

There have been plenty of memorable golf debuts over the course of the past 12 months—Rose Zhang winning her first LPGA Tour start, Neal Shipley giving a viral Masters performance alongside Tiger Woods—but Kim is significantly younger than both, a fact summed up by the hilarious quote he gave following his final round on Sunday.

Incredible stuff. Kim, the son of LPGA Tour pro Ji-Hyun Suh, just finished 65th in a PGA Tour event and he’s not legally old enough to drive a courtesy car. But despite being the toast of Texas all weekend, Kim is just like every teenager:

He’s not looking forward to fame or fortune or a spot on next year’s Walker Cup team. He just wants a set of wheels and the (illusion of) freedom they bring.

Needless to say, if the kid is as good at parallel parking as he is at swinging a golf club, he won't have to sweat that driver's test.