“Rather than having my routine, I follow the feeling and atmosphere of that day a lot,” said Sei Young Kim who carded her best round of the 2020 season in the form of a 7-under par 64 at Pinnacle Country Club on Saturday.
For a golfer who plays more with feel than mechanics, a lot can affect the end result. On Saturday of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G, a rain delay very well could have reversed Kim’s astounding front nine. Immediately after ending her front nine on hole 18 with an eagle, Kim and all of the players in the morning wave were stopped due to poor weather.
“Originally, when I'm nervous I feel like I should prepare something or make plans to do something. But today I wanted to talk with friends, so I chatted with In Gee Chun, Jennifer Song, and Robynn Ree. They asked so I started telling them about which cosmetics I use. They said my eyebrows looked good, so I said that I would teach them how to do it later,” Kim said while chuckling.
Letting loose with a few close friends fortunately kept Kim and her “good feeling” in play as she returned after the 58-minute rain delay.
“It is important to play as comfortable as possible in order to play the best game. Since it's a physical game, it's important to play comfortably.”