’50m fantasy bunker shot’… At the moment of crisis, Lim Seong-jae was different
Im Seong-jae (25, photo) is followed by adjectives such as ‘the signboard of Korean men’s golf’ and ‘ace’. The Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour Woori Financial Championship, which just ended on the 14th, was a stage that showed why he is a sign of Korean golf. Everywhere in the exhilarating band electrode that overturned the 5-stroke difference, the ‘one-knock’ that only ‘world class’ could create was melted. It is a crisis management ability that is considered to be of a high level on the PGA Tour.
The 3rd hole (par 3) on the last day is a representative example of Lim Seong-jae’s crisis management ability. Coincidentally, Choi Jin-ho and Lim Seong-jae’s tee shots, who were running alone in the lead, landed in similar positions. It was the rough left of the green. Choi Jin-ho was caught in the deep and tough rough and put the ball on the green in 4 strokes.
Im Seong-jae, on the other hand, was different. After escaping the rough with a sharp wedge shot, he made a formidable par putt 5m downhill. This is one of the best moments Lim Seong-jae picked on this day.
The third shot (pictured) of the 18th hole (par 5) was also a scene that only Lim Seong-jae could create. The distance between the ball in the bunker and the pin is 50m. It is also the most difficult distance for PGA Tour players. Lee Jun-seok, who was co-leader, succeeded in 2-on, so Lim Seong-jae also had to put the ball close to the pin.
Here Im Seong-jae caught a pitching wedge. He explained, “If you catch the sand wedge, you have to hit the 50m distance, but I decided it wouldn’t be easy in a tense situation.” The result was a great success. The ball hit by the pitching wedge stuck to the side of the pin 1.5m and led to a birdie, completing the double electrode.토토사이트
Above all, what made Lim Seong-jae shine as a ‘world class’ was his attitude as a professional. He ventured to Korea in the middle of the season to participate in the competition of Woori Financial Group, his sub-sponsor. It is not an easy decision to participate in a Korean tournament with a 13-hour time difference, just one week before the PGA Championship, a major tournament.
However, Im Seong-jae came to Korea for the Korean fans and sponsors who were waiting for him and showed the best play. He also achieved record-breaking box office hits as more than 20,000 galleries gathered to see the world star play.
Im Seong-jae is now going to the second major PGA Championship of the season, which begins on the 19th. He said, “I want to show good performances on the PGA Tour and remain as the best player in Korea.”