Lim Seong-jae (25, CJ Logistics), ranked 17th in the world and the highest among Korean players, played a round with Tiger Woods (48, USA), the “Emperor of Golf,” in the 3rd round of the Masters of the PGA Tour’s Masters last week. I enjoyed the ‘honour’ of doing it, but I left a regret. In the meantime, he had outstanding results of a tie for 2nd and a tie for 8th at the Masters, and he aimed for the ‘green jacket’ worn by the winner in his heart, but ended up tied for 16th due to lack of support.
Im Seong-jae soothed the disappointment of the Masters by entering the top 10 for the 5th time of the season at the RBC Heritage (total prize money of 20 million dollars), a ‘special competition’. In the 4th round of the tournament held on the 17th at Harbor Town Golf Links (par 71, 7121 yards) in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA, Lim Seong-jae tied 5 birdies and 1 bogey and hit 4 under par 67. Lim Seong-jae, who recorded a final total of 13 under par 271 strokes, finished the tournament tied for 7th with Brian Harman (USA) and Emiliano Griyo (Argentina). It is 4 strokes away from winner Matt Fitzpatrick (28, England).바카라사이트
Following the Shriners Children’s Open (7th) in October last year, the Farmers Insurance Open (4th in a tie) in January this year, the Phoenix Open (6th in a tie) in February, and the Players Championship (6th in a tie) in March, It was his 5th top 10 finish this season. Lim Seong-jae, who was tied for 16th place with 9 under par until the 3rd round, made consecutive birdies on holes 1 and 2 (par 4) and ‘stepping bridge birdie’ on holes 5 (par 5), 7 (par 3) and 9 (par 4). In the first half alone, he swept 5 birdies and raised his momentum. However, he recorded consecutive pars in holes 10 to 17 and failed to put the second shot on the green in the last hole 18 (par 4), recording the only bogey on the day, so he could not reduce the number of strokes further.
Fitzpatrick tied defending champion “Golden Boy” Jordan Spieth (30, USA) with a final total of 17 under par 267 strokes, and held the championship trophy after a close match that went to the third extension. Fitzpatrick, who won his first PGA Tour career victory at the major US Open in June of last year, achieved two victories in his career. His winning prize is 3.6 million dollars (approximately 4.7 billion won). Fitzpatrick, who took the lead with 14 under par until the third round, reduced 3 strokes to the 17th hole, while Spieth, who was in 3rd place by 2 strokes, reduced 5 strokes, and the two players hit the last 18th hole with a tie. Spieth put the ball on the green with only his third shot, but overtime was completed as he succeeded in a burdensome 1.8m par putt. In the 1st and 2nd overtime periods, they recorded pars side by side and couldn’t decide the winner, and in the 3rd overtime period held at the 18th hole, Fitzpatrick’s second shot made a tap-in birdie and ended the game.