Kim saved that for the trophy presentation, when he realized he had beaten the deepest and strongest field in golf, and all the rewards that come with it.
He not only earned $US1.89 million ($A2.56 million) in prize money but also a five-year exemption on the US PGA Tour and an exemption to the next three Masters, US Opens and British Opens plus the 2017 US PGA Championship.
"I feel like I'm still dreaming that I won this championship", Kim said after his three-stroke victory.
Kim's victory is made all the more remarkable, as it emerges he required physiotherapy to even begin his final round.
Kim had a two-shot lead heading into the back nine Sunday and was never out of the solo lead the rest of the way. "He's gone clean out there today, which is extremely impressive under that pressure".
The excitement, good and bad, came from everyone else.
European PGA: Matt Wallace completed an unlikely wire-to-wire victory in the Open de Portugal to earn a European Tour card. That was rarely in doubt over the back nine. He tapped in for an easy bogey.
Poulter has been reluctant to play at Wentworth in recent years as he was not a fan of the greens, but all 18 have been replaced at the revamped West Course in a huge project overseen by Ernie Els, Paul McGinley and current Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn. His round was helped by an albatross on the par-5 16th hole.
The other co-leader was J.B. Holmes, and it was a horror show for the Kentuckian. He started Sunday in a tie for first.
Kim eclipsed Adam Scott, who won the Players Championship at 23 in 2004.
"If you're on your game and playing well, that the things you do", Oosthuizen said. "And that's exactly what he's done".
In this Associated Press photo, Kim Si-woo of South Korea celebrates after winning The Players Championship at TPC at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, on May 14, 2017.
His bogey-free 69 at Sawgrass saw him finish at 10-under - three shots clear of Ian Poulter and Louis Oosthuizen.
The disclosure also risks harming his credibility with US partners around the world ahead of his first overseas trip. On Capitol Hill, the latest big story involving the President was not wearing well with some Republicans.
There are too many things happening around India and Pakistan and I am not excited at all. "I will play the ball to its merit. Five years down the line, Pakistan again catapulted to victory by defeating India by 54 runs at SuperSport Park in Centurion.
Madeline's sisters have joined other relatives at the family's River Forest home keeping tabs on the search. She was conscious at the time she was found and was being evaluated by medics, her uncle said.
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