“I gained confidence once again by competing with the top players in the world rankings and achieving a top 10 result. Im
Seong-jae (25, CJ Logistics) tied for 6th at the PGA Tour WM Phoenix Open (total prize money 20 million dollars, championship prize money 3.6 million dollars). In the final 4th round of the tournament held at TPC Scottsdale (par 71, 7261 yards) in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA on the 13th (Korean time), Lim Seong-jae hit 2 under par 69 with 4 birdies and 2 bogies for a final total of 11 under With 273 strokes, he achieved his third ‘top 10’ on the PGA Tour this season.
One of the 17 tournaments designated by the PGA Tour as “special competitions” for the 2022-2023 season, this tournament, which is a “golf liberation zone”, was watched with cheers by numerous galleries, and competition among prominent top players was hot. Prior to the tournament, 18 players in the top 20 in the world, including world No. 1 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), defending champion and No. 2 Scotty Scheffler (USA), and No. 3 Jon Rahm (Spain) participated and competed.
Im Seong-jae, who was ranked 18th in the world ranking, said in an interview after finishing the game in 6th place by beating them, “I was able to finish comfortably by achieving a top 10 result this week.” I think I gained confidence once again because I was able to reap it.”
On this day, I started off happily by reducing two strokes with a birdie on holes 1 (par 4) and holes 3 (par 5) and kept the par. In the second half, I missed a birdie putt of 3.81m on hole 12 (par 3) and climbed to third place alone. After missing a chance to stand, he made a mistake on the tee shot in the 13th hole (par 5) and looked like he was shaking. Afterwards, he made a long birdie putt of over 11m on the 16th hole (par 3), but only bogeyed on the 17th hole (par 4) and 18th hole (par 4). 온라인바카라
He also expressed his regret that he missed a putt of about 4.39m on the 18th hole and stopped trying, saying, “It’s unfortunate that I missed the last hole, but I will do my best because there is a big tournament next week.”
Im Seong-jae will participate in the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational (total prize money of 20 million dollars) to be held at the Riviera Country Club (par 71) in Pacific Palisades, California, USA for four days from the 17th. “It’s a big tournament next week,” he said. The course condition and level of difficulty are always different for each tournament, so I think I need to adjust my condition to match next week and show a good game,” he said, expressing his determination ahead of the next tournament.
Except for Lim Seong-jae, Korean players did not make it to the top 20. Kim Si-woo (28), who reduced one stroke on the day, tied for 23rd place with 6 under par and 278 strokes, Lee Gyeong-hoon tied for 42nd place with 2 under par and 282 strokes, and Kim Joo-hyung (21) tied for 50th place with 1 under par and 283 strokes.
Meanwhile, Schaeffler, who was the sole leader until the third round, tied one eagle and four birdies without a bogey that day, driving 6 under par 65 and winning with a final total of 19 under par 265. It was his first win in 10 months since the Masters in April of last year and his 5th win in PGA history.
Nick Taylor (Canada) took second place with 17 under par and 267 strokes, and Yon Rahm (Spain), who is ranked third in the world, took third place with 14 under par and 270 strokes.