|Kim Si-woo Korea Times file|
South Korea's Kim Si-woo finished tied for 21st place at the Masters on Sunday, enjoying his best-ever performance at the season's first major.
Kim fired a three-under 69 on Sunday for a four-round total of five-under 283 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Kim had five birdies against two bogeys, and this was his best round of the week, following 72-72-70.
This was Kim's third appearance in the Masters. He missed the cut in 2017 and tied for 24th in 2018.
As the 2017 Players Championship winner, Kim has a three-year exemption into the Masters. The 23-year-old was the lone South Korean participant at this year's event.
In 16 tournaments this season, Kim has four top-10 finishes.
"Overall, I didn't play too poorly, though I should have been able to shoot lower scores in the first two rounds," Kim said. "I putted well in the third and fourth rounds, and I am looking forward to my next event."
Kim said he was honored to have played at three straight Masters, adding, "It's a tournament that everyone would love to play."
"I wasn't as nervous this time around as I was last year, and I've gotten used to the course," Kim said. "Now that I have some experience here, I'll try to play better next year."
Tiger Woods captured his fifth green jacket at 13-under, one ahead of three golfers. It was Woods' fifth career Masters title, which broke the tie with Arnold Palmer for the second most ever, just one back of Jack Nicklaus.
Woods, whose previous major title came at the 2008 U.S. Open, now has 15 career major victories, three shy of Nicklaus' all-time record. (Yonhap)