“Everyone is playing so well.”
Lim Seong-jae (25), who started the 5th season of the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour, showed a stronger determination after completing 4 tournaments this year, saying, “The atmosphere is getting more competitive.”
Lim Seong-jae, who married his girlfriend for about a year in December of last year, tied for fourth at the PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open, which ended on January 29 (Korean time) at Torrey Pines Golf Club in La Jolla, California, USA. It made its first top 10. Prior to the break, I received a pleasant report card, but my heart is by no means light.
Lim Seong-jae, who is resting at home in Atlanta, USA after 4 consecutive weeks of marching, said in a phone call with E-Daily on the 2nd, “I thought that the competition had become more intense during the New Year’s game.” Compared to five years ago when I debuted on the PGA Tour, the rookies this year are much better. There is no time to relax,” he said.
Looking at the results of the 4 competitions he participated in this year, he produced satisfactory results.
Starting with a tie for 13th at the Sentry Tournament of Champions held in Hawaii in January, he tied for 18th at the American Express and tied for 4th at the Farmers Insurance Open. At the Sony Open, he experienced the bitter taste of missing the first cut of the year, but thanks to his performance within the 20th place in all three tournaments, his world ranking rose from 19th to 18th. 안전놀이터
However, the reason why I cannot rest comfortably after a satisfactory report card is the changed atmosphere. As Lim Seong-jae said, on the PGA Tour in the 2022-2023 season, the performance of new players is outstanding.
Kim Joo-hyung, who started his activities in earnest in August of last year and has already lifted the championship trophy twice, Taylor Montgomery, who ranked 8th in the FedEx Cup, and Adam Svensson, Thomas Detri, and Alex Smalley, who debuted last year, are among the top 30 FedEx Cup points. By raising his name, he is causing a rookie sensation at the beginning of the season.
Im Seong-jae, who got married in December of last year and is still enjoying his honeymoon, is the reason why he cannot be immersed in sweetness.
Im Seong-jae said, “I expected top 10 or higher in the two competitions preceding the Farmers Insurance Open, but I made a small mistake and was pushed out of the top 10.” But I think I need to focus a little more this year.”
During the short break, he is concentrating on making up for mistakes made at the beginning of the new year.
Im Seong-jae said, “In fact, there was a little lack of training in the winter,” and “I made a mistake that I didn’t do well in the short game while playing. If I prepare well by supplementing those parts, I think I will gradually get better grades.”
Another goal was added to Lim Seong-jae, who started a new family with his marriage. The plan is to give his wife the championship trophy.
Im Seong-jae said, “If I have another goal this year, I want to give my wife a championship trophy.”
Im Seong-jae, who finished his activities in January, will take a break for a week and start again on the 9th at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
He said, “As I felt the competition has become fiercer than before, I think I will have to train more than now to survive.” ”, he said firmly.