“I think it will be helpful to play while enjoying this atmosphere.”
This is the game know-how revealed by Lim Seong-jae, who left the last round of the PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open (total prize money of 20 million dollars), which is famous for being the loudest tournament in the world.
Lim Seong-jae scored an interim total of 9 under par 204 until the 3rd round of the tournament held at TPC Scottsdale (par 71) in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA on the 12th (Korean time), tied for 6th place, and made his third top 10 of the season. put on
Lim Seong-jae, who made his first top 10 in the 2022-2023 season by finishing 7th at the Shriners Children’s Open in October of last year, entered the 2nd top 10 with a tie for 4th at the Farmers Insurance Open two weeks ago. In this competition, expectations were raised for the second consecutive competition and the third top 10 of the season. In December, he tied for 8th at the Hero World Challenge, but it is not included in the official record because it is an event game, not a regular PGA Tour tournament.
Im Seong-jae, who started the third round after playing the remainder of the second round, which was postponed this morning, struggled with shot hunting until the first half. However, in the second half, he stabilized his tee shot and pulled out 5 birdies with a high green hit rate. The view was blocked by one.
In this tournament, the game was delayed due to sunset from the first day, and the remaining games were played for three consecutive days until today.
Im Seong-jae, who finished the round, said, “Yesterday, until the game was postponed, both shots and putting went well, but as soon as I started today, I made three consecutive bogeys, and the flow was not good. Also, because it was morning, the weather was chilly, so I couldn’t get the swing I wanted because I played in a state where my body wasn’t feeling well.”
After a short break after round 2, he entered the match in round 3, but shot control was not at his disposal at the beginning of the match. In particular, the tee shot was shaken. The fairway hit rate on this day was only 50%, because most of them missed the fairway in the first half. However, in the second half, the tee shot stabilized and regained its flow.
Im Seong-jae said, “In the first nine holes, I couldn’t make many birdie opportunities because of poor tee shots, but in the second half, I kept the fairway well, and the wind was weaker than the first half, so it was easy to attack the green. In particular, he looked back, saying, “Overall, the par 5 strategy was good, including 2 on 3 times on the par 5.”
Lim Seong-jae, who will compete on the final day in a tie for 6th place, 4 strokes behind leader Scotty Scheffler (13 under par, 200 strokes), is determined to finish the tournament while enjoying it. 안전놀이터
It is important for this tournament, which attracts more than 100,000 spectators every day, to enjoy the atmosphere with enthusiastic support and cheers from the fans.
Im Seong-jae said, “I have been doing well for three days,” and “It is true that this tournament is noisy, but it is a famous tournament for being noisy. I think playing while enjoying this atmosphere will help.”