Lim Seong-jae (25) jumped into the lead competition with a hot birdie parade at the PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open (total prize money of 20 million dollars).
On the 11th (Korean time), on the second day of the tournament held at TPC Scottsdale (par 71) in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, Lim Seong-jae caught only 6 birdies until the 12th hole before the game was stopped due to sunset, and the median total was 7 under par. He tied for 4th with Wyndham Clark (USA). This tournament is being run limping due to the delay in the game due to frost on the course from 토토사이트the first round of the previous day in the early morning.
Im Seong-jae, who started from the 10th hole, turned the crisis into an opportunity by catching a ‘chip-in birdie’ at a distance of 20m at the start of the game. In a critical situation where the second shot was ridiculously long and flew to the audience, he made a birdie with an exquisite chip shot, drawing cheers from the gallery. The cheers of the galleries were even louder because it was similar to fellow player Nick Taylor (Canada), who first caught a chip-in birdie in a similar position.
Im Seong-jae, who finished the first hole in a good mood, went on an upward trend by catching two consecutive birdies with a 2.7m birdie in the 11th hole that followed. Im Seong-jae, who reduced one more stroke by 2 on 2 putts in the subsequent par 5 holes 13 and 15, sang a larger gallery at the 16th hole, a par 3 hole called the ‘Coliseum’ due to the installation of a 20,000-seat gallery stand. elicited
He dropped a long-distance birdie putt of about 10m. Im Seong-jae, who responded to the cheers of the gallery by lifting the putter the moment the ball landed in the hole, added a 1.6m birdie on the 17th hole (par 4), showing his concentration by catching 6 birdies in the first 8 holes. Lim Seong-jae is only 3 strokes behind clubhouse leader Scotty Scheffler (USA), so it is possible to compete for the championship in the remaining games.
World No. 2 Schaeffler, who was defending his title, took 7 birdies without a bogey that day and recorded an intermediate total of 10 under par, 132 strokes, leading John Lam (Spain) and Adam Hedwin (Canada), who were tied for second place, by two strokes. Ram, 3rd in the world rankings, took 5 birdies without a bogey, raising the ranking to a tie for 2nd place.
Kim Joo-hyung (21), who played in the same group as Schaeffler, cut 5 strokes and tied for 11th place with Rickie Fowler (USA) with a median total of 5 under par and 137 strokes. Sony Open champion Kim Si-woo (28) also cut 2 strokes with 3 birdies and 1 bogey to rank in a tie for 38th place (1 under par 141 strokes). However, Lee Kyung-hoon (32) walked in place until the 11th hole, exchanging two bogeys with a birdie, and is tied for 77th with an intermediate total of 2 over par.