The final 4th round of the US Pro Golf (PGA) Tour Sony Open held last January at the Waray Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii. Lim Seong-jae (23, CJ Logistics), who started jointly in 7th place, narrowed the gap from the leader to 3 shots with a birdie on the 1st and 3rd holes, taking the chance to become the first top 10 in the new year. However, a painful play came out from the 16th hole. He knocked the second shot into the bunker, made mistakes in the third and fourth shots, and hit the green after the fifth shot. Im Seong-jae missed a short putt of about 1m and eventually committed a triple bogie and lost 3 strokes at once. Lim Seong-jae caught a birdie in the 18th hole, but had to be satisfied with a tie for 21st.
Lim Seong-jae will try to win his career at the Sony Open (total prize money of 6.6 million dollars), which will open at the Waray Country Club (par 70, 744 yards) on the 14th (local time). Lim Sung-jae’s shot has recently risen. In November of last year, he was the first Asian player to finish second in the Masters, the most prestigious major competition, and last week, he tied for fifth at the Century Tournament of Champions and started the new year. This tournament is a very valuable result because it is a “king of kings match” in which only 42 people, including the winners of the 2020 tour competition and participants of the 2019-2020 season tour championship, participated. Moreover, this tournament is held in Hawaii for two weeks in a row, and the confidence gained last week will be linked to a total of two wins. Lim Seong-jae won the first PGA Tour title at the Honda Classic in March last year.
The PGA Tour also named Lim Seong-jae, 18th in the world ranking, as the number one in the Sony Open Power Ranking on the website. As a result of the group formation, Lim Seong-jae will play in the same group as last year’s winner Cameron Smith (Australia), and fierce competition is expected from the first round. Meanwhile, Kim Si-woo (26), Lee Gyeong-hoon (30), and Kang Seong-hoon (34, above CJ Logistics) also started this year’s PGA tour schedule at this competition. ) Will also participate in this competition.
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