• February 12, 2023

Im Seong-jae tied for 6th place at the PGA WM Phoenix Open 3R… Lead and 4 strokes

Im Seong-jae (25, CJ Logistics) tied for 6th place until the 3rd round of the WM Phoenix Open (total prize money of 20 million dollars) of the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour ‘special tournament’.

On the 12th (Korean time), on the third day of the tournament held at TPC Scottsdale (par 71, 7261 yards) in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, Lim Seong-jae tied 5 birdies and 1 bogey and recorded 4 under par 67 strokes.

Im Seong-jae, who recorded an interim total of 9 under par, 204 strokes, tied for 6th place with Zander Scheupele, Rickie Fowler (USA), Tyrell Hatton (England), and Jason Day (Australia). It is a ranking that has risen three places from a tie for ninth place the previous day.

It is a four-stroke gap from the sole leader Scotty Scheffler (USA, 13 under par, 200 strokes), a gap worthy of a come-from-behind victory on the final day.

Lim Seong-jae, who is recording two wins on the PGA Tour, aims to win the Phoenix Open, which has been upgraded to a “special tournament” this year.

After catching the first birdie on the 3rd hole (par 5), Lim Seong-jae gained momentum with consecutive birdies on the 4th hole (par 3) and finished the first half with 2 under par for the 9th hole.

Im Seong-jae caught a birdie on the 13th hole (par 5) in the second half and committed the only bogey in the game on the 14th hole (par 4). However, he made up for it with a birdie straight away on the 15th hole (par 5), and then reduced another stroke on the 17th hole (par 4).

Kim Si-woo (28, CJ Logistics) tied for 20th place with an interim total of 5 under par 208 strokes, and Kim Joo-hyung (21, Nike Golf) recorded 3 under par 210 strokes, tied for 28th with Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), who ranked first in the world. marked above.

Lee Gyeong-hoon (32, CJ Logistics) tied for 48th with a 1-under 212 strokes.

‘Defending champion’ Schaeffler added 3 under par on the day and kept the lead in the 3rd round following the 2nd round.

He won his first PGA Tour victory in this tournament last year, and starting with that, he swept four new wins in two months until the Masters Tournament, and rose to the top of the rankings at once.

When this tournament is over, chances are high that they will return to the top again. McIlroy is only in the mid-level until the third round, so if he wins, he will regain the top spot in the rankings. Even if Schaeffler takes second place alone, McIlroy will rise to first place if he is tied for 36th or lower, and Jon Rahm (Spain) does not win. 스포츠토토

Ram, who is ranked third in the world after McIlroy and Schaeffler, tied for second place with Nick Taylor (Canada) with 11 under par and 202 strokes.

If Ram also wins the come-from-behind match, he can rise to No. 1 in the world rankings at once.

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