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S. Korean teenager to make long-awaited PGA Tour debut

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SEOUL, July 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korean teenager Kim Si-woo will make his long-awaited PGA Tour debut this week, having recently met the minimum age requirement to earn a full membership on the prestigious circuit.

Last December, Kim became the youngest golfer to survive the notoriously difficult PGA Tour qualifying tournament, commonly known as the Q-School, at 17 years, five months and six days. Under the tour rule, however, he couldn't become a full-fledged member until his 18th birthday.

Kim turned 18 last Friday and will enter this week's Greenbrier Classic at the Old White TPC in West Virginia for his first event as a PGA Tour member.

As a non-member, Kim could have played up to 12 events, including a maximum seven on sponsors' exemptions. He first appeared at the AT

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