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Summary

  1. 21-year-old Kim Si-woo becomes youngest ever Players champion
  2. South Korean finishes on 10 under after a 69 at Sawgrass
  3. Ian Poulter finishes joint second on -7
  4. Louis Oosthuizen also on -7
  5. Selected: Scott -5, D Johnson, McIlroy Level, Garcia +1, Day +7, Rose +8

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By Alex Bysouth and Kal Sajad

All times stated are UK

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Kim wins Players Championship

Kim
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So there you have it, Kim Si-woo is the Players Championship winner at the tender age of 21. 

England's Ian Poulter pushed him close, as did Louis Oosthuizen, but there was no doubting the man in control on the final day.

Cool, composed, classy stuff from the Korean, who has a promising future ahead of him.

As for us, it's time to say goodnight - but you can recap on all of today's action right here.

Catch you next time.

Classy from Louis

Oosthuizen -7 (F)

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Louis Oosthuizen held a share of the lead heading into the weekend action, the South African eventually finished tied second with Ian Poulter.

But he witnessed Kim Si-Woo's victory first hand, pairing up with the 21-year-old on the final day.

And there it is...

Kim wins Players Championship

Kim 'still dreaming' after win

Kim wins Players Championship

So what does that Players Championship win mean to Kim Si-woo? 

"I feel like I'm still dreaming," he tells Sky Sports. "I never expected I was going to win this tournament.

"I wasn't doing that well at the beginning of this year, but I'm so excited I can be the champion.

"It was a great experience for me that I won one of the championships last year and today because of that experience I could be stable and focus on myself and not try to think about other scores - that really helped me to be stable."

Kim Si-Woo
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Trophy time for Kim

Kim wins Players Championship

The crystal Players Championship trophy is out, Kim Si-woo's name is being etched on to it.

This is the 21-year-old's second win on the PGA Tour, but by far his biggest. He'll pocket £1.47m for that win - not a bad week's work.

Holmes cards 84

Stanley -6, Holmes +3 (F)

JB Holmes
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Amid all the excitement of Kim Si-woo's win, there's still two players to finish their rounds.

JB Holmes is the first, but he's double bogeyed - and that follows a triple at the 17th!

What a shocking round from Holmes, who finishes on 84 for the day. He was one of the co-leaders after Saturday's third round, but signs off on three over par.

Kyle Stanley still has a shot at a share of second place. The American's got a birdie putt on the 18th, it runs right up to the cup... and stays up.

He'll settle for tied fourth on six under.

'I'm enjoying my golf'

Poulter -7 (F)

Ian Poulter speaking to Sky Sports about his remarkable bogey at 18: "You don't want to be over there, it was a crazy shot. I was so frustrated to find myself over there. It comes out of nowhere.

"To pull it off was a great shot." 

On his week at Sawgrass: "It's been a great week, to be in a position a couple of weeks ago where I wasn't here to now at tied two - it's been a great week.

"It has been tough - a tough 18 months. Today I felt a couple of putts slipped by. I played well under pressure barring that second shot at the last.

"I've had the kids up here and had some fun on the beach, it's taken my mind off things. I'm enjoying my golf and hopefully this is a stepping stone for this year."

Ian Poulter
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Watch: Kim wins Players Championship

Kim -10 (F)

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All smiles for Kim

Kim -10 (F)

Kim Si-woo
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Finally we see a smile across the face of Kim Si-woo!

The 21-year-old whips off his cap, embraces his caddie and let's out a beaming grin as the Sawgrass support shows its appreciation.

He still looks the calmest man on the course, mind.

Goodbye Garcia

Garcia +1 (F)

Sergio is all finished for this year's Players Championship, 

The Spaniard not been on form at all today, having been in contention at the end of round three.  

In what is a fitting end to his day, he finishes with double bogey on the 18th.  

With rounds of 73, 71, 67 and 78, he is one over for the tournament. 

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Kim takes the title

Kim -10 (18)

Kim Si-woo confidently struts up to his ball and tickles it towards the pin.

Louis Oosthuizen tucks away his par to stay tied second with Ian Poulter, but everyone's focus is on the 21-year-old from South Korea.

He stands over his putt, eyes on the prize, and tucks it away. Fantastic stuff.

Kim composed

Kim -10, Oosthuizen -7 (17)

We shouldn't have expected anything less, as Kim Si-woo clips an approach up just short of the green and then sets about his walk up the 18th fairway.

He remains calm, composed, as he has throughout Sunday's round.

Louis Oosthuizen will play first, he's tied second at seven under.

Kim Si-woo
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Watch: Poulter bogeys 18

Poulter -7 (18)

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Poulter's superb bogey

Poulter -7 (18)

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BBC golf correspondent at Sawgrass

What a bogey from Poulter!  Only his sixth in the entire championship, the lowest of anyone in the field.

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Kim's to lose

Kim -10 (17)

A fantastic round from Ian Poulter, but it's Kim Si-woo with three shots to play with.

Only a monumental collapse will stop him winning the Players Championship now.

Poulter bogeys 18

Poulter -7 (18)

Ian Poulter has taken an unplayable. He gets the drop on the bark - what can he do from here?

Unbelievable! Poulter curls one between a corridor of trees and it fixes its sight on the pin. Surely not? So, so close for the Englishman.

That looked for a long time like it might drop. It finishes a foot away. That's fist-pumping stuff from Poulter, who slams his club to the ground in celebration.

He taps in for bogey. What a fantastic tournament he's had.

Ian Poulter
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Kim in control

Kim -10 (17)

Kim Si-woo
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Kim Si-woo has the water to his left, fans scrambling to watch him to the right.

All he sees is the fairway, and that's exactly where his tee shot heads. Another flawless tee shot from the 21-year-old.

Poulter in the bushes

oulter -8 (17)

Plenty of fans offering up a hand for a high five from the leader en route to the 18th tee.

Ian Poulter was there a few moments ago, now he's in a bush at the other end of the hole. That'll be music to Kim Si-woo's ears.

Poulter's looking for a way out. This is troublesome.

'Why not enjoy myself with the fans'

Cabrero Bello -6 (F)

Rafa Cabrero Bello speaking to Sky Sports on his celebration after hitting a two at the par-five 16th:

"Initially I didn't think I got the perfect bounce and I didn't know if I got it in or not and then I saw the crowd. 

"Lots of adrenaline flowing after that shot, I just wanted to enjoy it, let it out.

"The fans come here to enjoy themselves so why not enjoy myself with them as well." 

Kim holds on to two-shot lead

Kim -10 (17)

Kim Si-woo on the 17th then. The hard work surely already done having found the green.

It's a long, long way from the cup, but Kim rolls his putt up to within four feet and with the consistency he's shown today you'd fancy him to clock off another par.

He does. Safely through the 17th. On to the last.

Poulter proves his class

Iain Carter

BBC golf correspondent at Sawgrass

Whatever the result Poulter has proved correct the revised stats that reinstated him on the PGA Tour. If he finishes second outright he would climb from 198 in the world to around 75th in the rankings.

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Sit!

Poulter -8 (17)

"Sit, sit, sit..."

The further he's got into this Players Championship, the more Ian Poulter has taken to talking to his ball. Or shouting at it.

His tee shot at the 18th skips on off the fairway and heads towards the rough, but it settles nicely for the Englishman.

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#oneofthosedays

Kim finds the green

Kim -10 (16)

Kim Si-woo
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The world, or at least everyone at Sawgrass, has their eyes glued on Kim Si-woo at the 17th tee.

This could make or break the young man's Players Championship.

He sends one high into the Florida evening sky, where's it dropping? It's deep, rolling towards the back of the green... and stops before the water.

A wry smile from the Korean, the first of the day?

High praise from Sir Nick

He's feeling it - are you? 

N.B. By 'tweeps' he means Twitter 'peeps', i.e. Twitter people. I bet you're glad I cleared that up. 

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Par for Poulter at 17

Poulter -8 (17)

It's a long walk from the 16th green to the 17th tee around the lake. I imagine Kim Si-woo can't help but look at the island - it probably seems like a postage stamp to the youngster right now.

Ian Poulter is already there and needs to sink a two-foot putt to hold par. He does, and heads off the 18th.

Leaderboard

-10 Kim (after 16 holes)

-8 Poulter (17)

-7 Oosthuizen (16)

-6 Cabrera Bello (18)

-5 Steele (18), Glover (18), Scott (18), Molinari (18), Stanley (15)

Kim has birdie chance

Kim -10 (16)

Kim Si-woo
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Kim Si-woo has a birdie chance at 16 and with it the opportunity to almost certainly put this championship to bed.

He's 12 feet left of the pin. The 21-year-old guides it hole-wards. Does it have the legs? No, that stops short, but it's a simple tap in for par.

Watch: Cabrera Bello saves par

Cabrera Bello -6 (F)

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Poulter on the green

Poulter -8 (16)

That 17th must've given a few of these players nightmares this week.

Ian Poulter takes a look at the island he needs to land his tee shot on, takes a deep breath and pitches it up on to the middle of the green.

He's got some work from there if he wants to make birdie, but having seen so many of his competitors go in the water the dry stuff is a welcome break.

Cabrera Bello back home

Cabrera Bello -6 (F)

Someone must've woken Rafa Cabrera Bello up after the 15th, he came to life with three to play and followed an albatross with a birdie.

Can he follow it up at the 18th? No shots gained, but a fantastic long-range putt from off the green to make par for the Spaniard and he heads in as the clubhouse leader on six under.

Rafa Cabrera Bello
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Not dropping for Poulter

Poulter -8 (16)

Ian Poulter steps cautiously up to his ball on the green. He's got a downward slope to contend with.

It's running, running... it's left of the hole. Poulter looks frustrated, there'll be no birdie here.

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Kim goes right

Kim -10 (15) Poulter -8 (15)

Here comes Kim Si-woo to the tee. He's opted to tee up almost as far right as he can, and the drive then goes right - that's settled in the rough.

Ian Poulter was over there a moment ago, he recovered well enough with a lay up on to the fairway and then follows by finding the green.

The Englishman is deep in conversation as he struts up the fairway to his ball, can he pull a shot back on the 16th?

Kim Si-woo
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Bowled over...

Cricketer Kevin Pietersen is very pleased with what he is seeing at the Player's Championship...

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Poulter in the rough

Poulter -8 (15)

Ian Poulter finds himself in a spot of rough stuff at 16, just right of the fairway.

There's woodland, water hazards and bunkers to avoid from the tee, so that's not to unfavourable for the Englishman.

Kim Si-woo, meanwhile, faces a bit of a wait on the 16th tee - will it be this moment of down time when the enormity of what he might be about to achieve dawns on him?

Birdie for Cabrera Bello

Cabrera Bello -6 (17)

Well, Rafa Cabrera Bello followed up that albatross with this birdie at the 17th...

That moves him to six under and tied third with a hole to play.

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Who is Kim Si-woo?

Well, the personal section in our leader's biog on the PGA Tour website lists Gangnam Style, Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United among other favourite things: 

  • Enjoys horseback riding
  • Favorite pro team is Manchester United
  • Favorite TV show is "Infinite Challenge."
  • Favorite athlete is Christiano Ronaldo
  • Favorite vacation spot is Hawaii
  • Dream foursome would be Tiger Woods, K.J. Choi and Adam Scott
  • First-tee introduction song would be "Gangnam Style."

Kim maintains two-shot lead

Kim -10 (15)

Kim Si-woo must be the calmest man at Sawgrass. The evening Florida sun is beating down but the 21-year-old remains ice cold under pressure.

He skittles a chip on to the 15th green and it rests two feet from the pin. Straight down the throat of the cup with the putter, that's another par.

There's a nod of appreciation to the hoard of fans who are now following his progress. Now on to the next one.

Kim Woo-si
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High fives for everyone

Cabrera Bello -5 (16)

Rafa Cabrera Bello
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It was some celebration from Rafa Cabrera Bello after that two at the par-five 16th.

The Spaniard tossed his club up in the air and then ran off to high five the row of spectators lining the perimeter of the fairway.