“Iron Man” Lim Seong-jae (25) got on a plane to Korea immediately after finishing tied for 8th at the Wells Fargo Championship of the PGA Tour, which ended on the 8th. It was to participate in the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour Woori Financial Championship, which starts three days later. Im Seong-jae won the Woori Finance Championship, which he did not even adapt to the time difference. He fell behind the lead by five strokes until the third round, but overturned it in the final round on the 14th and took the top spot in the domestic tournament he participated in after 3 years and 7 months.
Lim Seong-jae immediately boarded a plane to the United States. This time, it is to participate in the PGA Championship, the second major tournament of the season to be held at Oak Hill Country Club (par 70) in Rochester, New York, USA for four days from the 18th. Lim Seong-jae said, “I have difficulties adjusting to jet lag, but I want to overcome it quickly and produce good results.” Last year, Im Seong-jae was unable to participate in this tournament due to the confirmation of a novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19).
Im Seong-jae, who has two wins on the PGA Tour, has not won this season. However, he recently showed stable performance and entered the top 10 in three consecutive tournaments. On the 16th, the PGA Tour put Lim Seong-jae in 17th place when announcing the Power Rankings to predict who would win the PGA Championship. The PGA Tour predicted, “Im Seong-jae, who has been to Korea, will enter this tournament with confidence.”
Kim Si-woo (28),메이저사이트 who finished runner-up at AT&T Byron Nelson on the PGA Tour, which ended on the 15th, will also try to win his first major tournament. Kim Si-woo, who has won 4 times on the PGA Tour, said, “I think I will be able to maintain a good mood by achieving good results in the major tournaments ahead.” Korean players include Kim Joo-hyung (21), Lee Gyeong-hun (32), and veteran Yang Yong-eun (51). In 2009, Yang Yong-eun became the first Asian player to lift the trophy in a major tournament by beating Tiger Woods (USA), the ‘golf emperor’, in the final round of the tournament. Yang Yong-eun earned the right to participate as the winner of this event.
World No. 1 John Lam (Spain), No. 2 Scotty Scheffler (USA), No. 3 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), and many other top rankers made their appearances. ‘Defending champion’ Justin Thomas (USA) will challenge for his third win in this event. If Jordan Spieth (USA) reaches the top of this tournament, he will achieve the ‘Career Grand Slam’. Woods is out due to an ankle injury.