‘Korean men’s golf ace’ was different. Lim Seong-jae (25) took the opportunity to make his fourth top 10 of the season by driving 11 under par in the remaining 2nd and 3rd rounds of the PGA Tour Players Championship (total prize money of 25 million dollars).
Im Seong-jae hit 8 under par 64 in the third round of the tournament held at TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course (par 72) in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA on the 12th (Korean time). Lim Seong-jae, who recorded an interim total of 8 under par 208, was tied for 8th place. He is six strokes behind the sole leader Scotty Scheffler (USA).
Lim Seong-jae, who recorded a 3-over par on the first day, could not reduce the number of strokes until the 9th hole on the second day, which was disrupted by bad weather, and it seemed difficult to pass the cut. However, on the day when the game resumed, he showed his concentration. He succeeded in passing the cut by cutting 3 strokes in the remaining 9 holes of the second round. 메이저놀이터
The uptrend continued into the third round. Im Seong-jae blocked only one bogey, snatched 9 birdies, and recorded 8 under par. The ranking, which was tied for 41st, rose 33 places to a tie for 8th. Im Seong-jae will challenge for the fourth top 10 of the season on the final day of this tournament.
The driving force that reduced 11 strokes in 27 holes during the day is the putt. In particular, on the third day, Im Seong-jae boasted a sharp putt feeling on the green to the extent that he ranked 6th among the players with 2.636 strokes reduced by putt. Im Seong-jae said, “It was physically difficult, but it was a good putt day. Thanks to the putt that he had trouble with recently, he was able to save a lot of strokes.”
Lim Seong-jae picked the third shot in the ninth hole as the best shot in the third round. Im Seong-jae said, “We started the game at the 10th hole, and the 9th was the last hole. The third shot on the pine needles is the most memorable.” Thanks to the accurate came out, I stuck to the hole, and I was able to snatch a birdie and finish the third round in a good mood.”
Schaeffler, who recorded 202 strokes at 14 under par, was in the lead alone. Korean-Australian Lee Min-woo took second place alone with 12 under par 204 strokes, followed by Cam Davies (Australia) with 10 under par 206 strokes in third place alone. Kim Si-woo (28) and Ahn Byeong-hun (31) recorded 5 under par 211 strokes to tie for 26th place, and Kim Joo-hyung (21) finished the third round with 1 over par 217 strokes tied for 63rd place.