Victory again eludes Aussie Sim at Wyndham

Monday, August 23, 2010

It’s been one of those oh-so-close years for Australian Michael Sim, who still is seeking his first U.S. PGA Tour win after another near miss Sunday at the Wyndham Championship.

Despite shooting a bogey-free, final-round 62 at Sedgefield Country Club, where he briefly tied for the lead with eventual winner Arjun Atwal, Sim could only muster share of third place - two shots behind Atwal.

“That’s the best back-to-back ball-striking rounds I’ve had in a while,” Sim told the Sydney Morning Herald. “I’ve been struggling with my ball-striking all year, and it really came around this week. My putting has been fantastic and that continued.”

Sim is having a career-season on tour with nearly $1.9 million in earnings so far. Two weeks ago at Turning Stone, he also finished T-3. In January, he ended a stroke behind winner Ben Crane at the Farmers Insurance Open. Sim, a four-time winner on the Nationwide Tour, has two other top 25s this year, too.

But if it’s any consolation, he has a chance add to those earnings in the FedEx Cup playoffs – where he’ll be making his first post-season appearance. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.