Im Seong-jae tied for 19th on the first day of the PGA Tour WM Phoenix Open.
Lim Seong-jae scored 1 eagle, 3 birdies and 4 bogies in the 1st round of the PGA Tour WM Phoenix Open held at TPC Scottsdale (par 71)메이저놀이터 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA on the 10th (Korean time), 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. He is four strokes behind Nick Taylor and Adam Hadwin, who tied for the lead. 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.
On this day, Im Seong-jae caught a birdie on his first hole, the 1st hole. However, he faltered as he wrote down bogeys on the 7th, 8th and 10th holes. Fortunately, he regained a sense of stability with 4 consecutive par saves from the 11th hole. In the par 5 15th hole, after succeeding in two-on, he dropped a 2m eagle putt into the hole.
Lim Seong-jae, who took advantage of the atmosphere, continued with consecutive birdies on the 16th and 17th holes. He finished the first day at 1 under par, unfortunately losing one stroke on the final 18th hole.
Joo-Hyung Kim and Si-Woo Kim hit even par side by side with the sunset not finishing the first round. Lee Kyung-hoon, who finished runner-up two years ago, tied for 82nd with a 2-over-par 73.
All of the top 3 players in the men’s golf world rankings participated in this event. On the first day of the tournament, their joys and sorrows were mixed. World No. 1 Rory McIlroy tied 2 birdies and 4 bogeys, and was sluggish with a 2-over par 73.
World number 2 and defending champion Scotty Scheffler hit 1 under par up to the 11th hole. World No. 3 Yon Lam showed a good performance by recording 3 under par until the 13th hole.