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Im Seong-jae 1 under par, tied for 19th in the PGA Tour WM Phoenix Open 1R

Reporter Kim Do-yong = Lim Seong-jae (25, CJ Logistics) started the first day of the WM Phoenix Open (total prize money of 20 million dollars), a ‘special tournament’ on the American Professional Golf (PGA) tour.

In the first round of the tournament held at TPC Scottsdale (par 71‧7261 yards) in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA on the 10th (Korean time), Lim Seong-jae recorded 1 eagle, 3 birdies, and 4 bogeys, and scored 1 under par 70 strokes. hit

With the game suspended due to sunset, Lim Seong-jae tied for 19th with Tony Finau and Sam Burns (above USA). The gap with Nick Taylor and Adam Hadwin (above Canada), who tied for the lead with a 5 under par 66, is only 4 strokes away, and the gap is not large.

Im Seong-jae aims for his first win of the season at the Phoenix Open, a ‘special tournament’ with a total prize pool of at least $15 million. Im Seong-jae, who is recording two wins in his PGA career, participated in a total of five events this season and placed in the top 10 twice.

Lim Seong-jae, who started happily by catching a birdie on the 1st hole (par 4), faltered as he stopped making continuous bogeys on the 7th hole (par 3) and 8th hole (par 4). Subsequently, he committed a bogey even on the 10th hole (par 4) and was driven into a crisis.

Im Seong-jae found stability with 4 consecutive par saves from the 11th hole (par 4), and then succeeded in rebounding by catching an eagle on the 15th hole (par 5). Lim Seong-jae succeeded in reducing two strokes by sticking the ball 2m to the side of the hole with two shots.

Im Seong-jae, who raised his momentum, caught consecutive birdies on holes 16 (par 3) and 17 (par 4). Lim Seong-jae, who was continuing a good flow, ended the first day with 1 under par, unfortunately losing 1 stroke on the last hole 18 (par 4). 스포츠토토

Joohyung Kim (21‧ Nike Golf) and Siwoo Kim (28‧ CJ Logistics), who competed together, hit even par side by side as they failed to finish the first round by sunset. Joo-hyung Kim wrote down 2 birdies and 2 bogeys until the 12th hole before the game was stopped. Kim Si-woo recorded 1 birdie and 1 bogey in 10 holes.

On the other hand, Lee Gyeong-hoon (32‧ CJ Logistics) tied for 82nd with a 2-over par and 73 strokes.

The joys and sorrows of the ‘Big 3’ in men’s golf were mixed. World No. 1 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) tied 2 birdies and 4 bogeys and finished sluggishly with a 2-over-par 73.

World No. 2 and defending champion Scotty Scheffler (USA) recorded 1 under par until the 11th hole, and world No. 3 Jon Rahm (Spain) recorded 3 under par until the 13th hole, putting his name in the upper ranks.

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