Si Woo Kim of South Korea, chips onto the 15th green, during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Holmes wasn't alone. Defending champion Jason Day closed with an 80, keeping very much in tact the streak of no victor ever repeating in the Players.
Fellow South Korean golfer and two-time PGA Tour victor Bae Sang-Moon, 30, is now serving in the military after a court ruled against his case to avoid conscription to continue playing on tour.
By all accounts, the South Korean is just getting started.
"I still can't believe I'm the champion, and I'm the youngest champion", Kim said. He followed that with a birdie on the 17th, and then holed a long par putt from just off the 18th green.
David Hearn enjoyed a good opening to the Players Championship, sitting at five-under after 36 holes, just four off the lead.
And maybe the most surprising. "But the fourth shot was pretty special - from one of the worst shots I've ever hit to one of the very best".
So is he another Adam Scott or another Craig Perks?
Poulter played 30 consecutive holes without a bogey before a bogey at the par-4 No. 12 in the final round. He was No. 18 in the world when the Australian won at Sawgrass.
Kim's triumph was his second PGA Tour victory having won the 2016 Wyndham Championship, and propelled him up to 28th in the latest world rankings. That turned out to be his only victory.
Kim cashed in the US$1.89 million winner's check, one of the largest on the tour, behind only major championships such as the U.S. Open and the Masters. Two players hit the green on Sunday, Sergio Garcia and Tyrrell Hatton.
And while Kim now looks in line to make the President's Cup team, it was the rejuvinated Ian Poulter that grabbed much of the headlines.
He is just the fourth player to win twice on the PGA Tour before 22. Kim went through all four stages (starting with a pre-qualifier) and earned his card.
It was Kim's second PGA Tour victory, and his biggest by far. At 21 years, 10 months and 16 days, Kim is the youngest victor of the tournament considered the fifth major on the PGA Tour. "And I'm very glad I could practice with him". However, the Web.com Tour experience actually really helped me to get more experience. He made a double-eagle 2 at the 16th, the first ever at the hole during the tournament.
COMEBACK KID: Kim began Sunday just two shots off the lead.
Unfortunately for Kim, winning the PGA Tour's flagship event does not bring an exemption.
While Korean female golfers are often considered a force to be reckoned with in the US tour, their male counterparts have shown less than impressive performances in the past few years.
For now, that place in the winners-only locker room at the TPC Sawgrass is a good place to be.